James is 6! I can't even believe it. I was pregnant with James when we moved into our house, and it really doesn't seem possible that its been 6 years.
James is an amazing kid. He is creative, gentle, brave and considerate. He deals with more than any kid should have to. He pricks his fingers 8-10+ times a day. He gets a large needle and catheter inserted in his body every 2-3 days and his life depends on lots of daily medication. He eats on a fairly strict schedule, and can't always have what he wants to eat. He worries about going low or high and is much more conscious of his body and how he feels then most kids his age. Its not fair, but he really does make the best of it. He certainly has days where he wishes we could take a break from diabetes (don't we all???), but generally he is very brave and patient about it, and for that I am truly grateful.
James is very smart. He is doing awesome in school. His teacher loves him. He loves math, and anything to do with numbers. We feel that is one blessing that has come from diabetes, he learned very young what numbers look like and what they mean and it has really helped him grasp math concepts.
James has a lot of his dad's personality. :) He doesn't love big crowds, crowded stores, or getting his pictures taken (thus the lack of photos on this post, i'm working on him!)! He does great with kids in smaller groups, and has lots of friends at school. He plays great with his sisters, especially Kate.
James still loves cars, and other vehicles, monster trucks, airplanes, rockets etc. He also loves beyblades, riding his scooter, reading books, star wars and running. He will be giving track a try this year, I hope he loves it!
Celebration plans: Today James got to pick meals for the day. His choices: Cinnamon rolls, peanut butter and honey sandwich, and Texas Roadhouse with the whole family for dinner! On Friday we are going as a family to Jungle Jims (small amusement park style rides for kids), and he is bringing one friend from school. Easy kid. :)
I love him so much! I'm grateful for everything he is to our family. I'm grateful for his example in dealing with hardship. He is a great kid and I am really looking forward to watching him grow up. Cute kid. I love my boy!