Dear Milo,

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I am SO glad I waited to write your birthday letter until today. You turned five a couple weeks ago, but last night you impressed me and I just have to document it. 

You are really into ninjas lately. Not only are you always up for a good wrestle, but you love to jump around the house showing off your ninja skills. Last night, we went as a whole family to take you to your first karate class. I could tell you were a little bit nervous because your head was down, and you whispered your name ever so softly to the guy at the front desk when he asked. But then you put on your white uniform, and stepped onto the mat to join the class. You were the only new kid in the class,  but once you were out there, you started beaming with joy. You noticed how all the other kids shouted, "YES Ma'am!" to the teacher when she called on them to do something, and the first time she called your name, right away you shouted, "Yes Ma'am!" That is the moment where my eyes started welling up with tears. You started out a little nervous, but you put on your brave face and really went for it! I watched you work so hard to follow along, and I've never seen cuter karate moves in my entire life! Your dad and I could not stop smiling and giggling while watching you in that class. It made me so happy to see you happy, and to watch you doing something that you truly loved. It was such a simple thing, but it has filled up my mama heart and I never want to forget it.

You truly are a brave little boy, who's growing into a not-so-little boy. As I said last year, you are energetic and fun, but also extremely loving and sweet. You still never miss an opportunity to hug me and express love for me. When I need to leave you at home with your dad, you kiss me good bye several times, and then follow me out the door to help "push" my car out of the driveway. Whenever your dad leaves for work, you love to run down the hall to jump into his arms before he goes. 

Even though you are five now, and growing like a weed, and not the youngest in the family, I think I will always think of you as my "baby." But as much as I want to keep you little forever, I also love watching you grow into the amazing boy that you are. As much as I tear up thinking about you starting Kindergarten this fall, I know that you will flourish there. 

We had so much fun celebrating your special day, full of dinosaurs, legos, and transformers. I love you so much Mi-guy, Happy Birthday!



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