You guys!! How did this happen? I swear I blinked any my tiny little Houston jumped to 5 YEARS OLD!! It is so crazy to me! It seems like the time has flown by, but at the same time it is hard to remember life before him. He is all things peace and happiness and love and has us all wrapped around his finger! Since we are celebrating his big fifth birthday, I thought it would be fun to share 5 things about Houston we love or make him unique so you can get to know him a little better!
:: HE IS OUR MIRACLE BABY
One thing a lot of people don’t know about Houston is that he is our little miracle baby. Between Hayden and Houston I had 3 miscarriages, and he was actually supposed to be a twin but we lost that baby as well. You can read more about our story here. I honestly still look back and wonder how we got through such a hard time. But we got as a result with Houston as our miracle baby was worth every tear and bit of sadness. He is such a light and place of peace in our family and can always make everyone of us smile.
:: HE IS TINY BUT MIGHTY
As you can see by looking at him, Houston is our tiny guy. He is by far the smallest any of our kids have ever been, and Harper is starting to pass him right up. But what he lacks in size he makes up for in strength and power. He is so dang tough!! With everything he tries he completely shocks us because the boy doesn’t give up. He could swim floaty free with the big kids at 3. And he can throw and hit better and harder than kids older than him. You don’t expect it when you see him, but he is so tough and motivated and we love that about him!
:: HE IS A RULE FOLLOWER
In addition to being my little place of peace, Houston is also such a good boy. He loves following the rules and doing what is right. When I made chore charts for the bigger kids, he asked for one too and he LOVES letting me know when he has checked off his daily to dos. He never questions or asks what he needs to do before he can play, and is usually the first to volunteer to do extra jobs for me. My cleaning gene definitely rubbed off on him too!
:: HE IS PARTICULAR, JUST LIKE ME
I am the first to admit I am very particular about how I like things. My love for things to be clean and in their place is not a secret to very many, and Houston is my only child this has rubbed off on. He DOES NOT like his hands or face to be dirty or messy at all. When he eats he always wants to use a specific spoon and just likes things very routine. I think it is so funny and love it because he is the only one that is just like me…and it drives Joe crazy! haha!
:: HE IS OBSESSED WITH HUNTER
Hunter was the perfect age gap from Houston to take the role as his mini mom. He was kind of her training on all things babies and where she got her love for little kids. Because of that, they have the sweetest bond. When given a choice on who helps him things, or who he gets to be around she is usually at the top of the list. I love seeing their little bond and hope it stays that way forever.
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As you can see from these little things, he is such a sweet little guy and so easy to love. He is the perfect big brother to Harper, and the big kids can’t get enough of him. We are so lucky to have the silly and happy light he brings into our family!