Monday, January 17, 2011

Dear Hyrum

Dear Hyrum (aka Rum Diddy, Rum-za-Dizzle, Hyrum Kimball Denton Mommy's Boy),

Thank you for today.

Thank you for being my buddy on all my errands.

Thank you for being patient while we stopped at Sam's Club, Toys R Us (and didn't even beg me to buy you a toy), the mall (and we took the time to ride the escalator up and down, just for fun), and Target.

Thank you for sharing your chocolate milk with Evie, even though you didn't want to.

Thank you for not throwing any fits or whining or complaining.  Not even once.

Thank you for falling asleep in the car on the way home, and then staying asleep as I carried you upstairs, wrapped you in your silky and tucked you into bed.

Thank you for being my little boy.

I know this time together is short.  Before I know it, you'll be in preschool, then kindergarten, and these adventures will be a thing of the past.  I know they will never come back, because I've already filed these days with Heidi, then Tucker, then Ben, then Lily, and then Micah.  Filed in the "Memories" folder.  I cherish these moments.

I love you.

Linking to the Happiness Project this week.



  1. It is when I read posts like this, that I wish I had started my blog many years ago. I love the picture, and of course the words. I can't believe he shared his chocolate milk, that is something usually much older children would agree too. You tell him what a wonderful older brother he is for me.
    Take care,

  2. That is quite a feat for Hyrum. I'm sure he doesn't love shopping, unless of course there is an escalator.
    He has to be an angel....not asking for a toy in a toy store??? Wow. Unheard of.

    Loved your words.
    They made me smile.

  3. This is so sweet. What a neat little boy you have.

  4. sending my little man to preschool in the fall. has me looking at each day as something a little more special now:)

  5. Thanks for the reminder that my little ones are still little. I forget.

  6. so so sweet ... I have a memory file for my little "babies" too - seems like just yesterday when every day was like this, boy do I miss it :-(

  7. I needed this reminder today as I've been wanting to get my 4yo over to a friend's house. This time IS so short and I needed to hear it again!

    thanks, Hyrum and Jenny.

  8. Sounds like a day to remember. Love that little guy! And you're a great mom Jenny!

  9. If he is as much like Bryce as I suspect he is, that was a valiant day for him! What a cutie!!


    PS. You are a lucky, lucky mom.

  10. What a sweet thank you to your little one.

  11. This is the cutest post ever! Love it! xx

  12. What a sweet little the letter you wrote to him. I love that you "spotlight" each of your children...and I agree with Pam, you a great mom!

  13. awww bless his little heart! makes me want to hug him to death!

    oh how fast they grow...sniff sniff

  14. Aww, that's so sweet :) Hyrum was a real trooper that day. It's amazing how fast they grow. I need to give E a hug now...

  15. love, love, love this Jen!

    Made me smile in the middle of my day and wish I was better about thanking my own kids!

  16. Well that made me cry just a little bit! Hyrum is so cute and such a vibrant little boy. He just LIVES every minute. I'm glad you had a good day with him.