Wednesday, August 19, 2009

{5} five.

It really is INCREDIBLE how time flies.
maxwell the frog...
You've always had the sweetest, kindest heart.
I have always loved this picture from the first week Evan was home. I remember there was a terriable storm that night and we all cuddled into bed together.
evan 178
You are shy and quiet upon meeting, but after you get comfortable you are talking to everyone and very alert to anyone who might need attention if they get hurt or are sad.
Easter. 2008
That tender heart of yours. You are so sweet to both of your brothers, so kind to them and giving. You make a fabulous older brother. You took the role on so well when Evan was born and you were beyond thrilled when Liam arrived.
max sk8
At age five you are in love with skateboarding, Transformers, Pokemon (even though you really have NO idea what pokemon is, you are obsessed with the cards!), cars (particularly Nascars) and you still love to read. You came home from school yesterday THRILLED that you had gotten a book about peguins from the school library.
oldest & youngest
Did I mention you are a great older brother? You really are, so good to Evan who knows how to push your buttons but you so often rise above the ways he likes to try and get to you. You talk to him about everything and I'm so glad you two are the best of friends.
maxwell. 5.16.2009
Happy 5th Birthday my sweet oldest boy!
Your Daddy and I love you very, very much.


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our sweet grandson Maxwell! Love you and miss 'swinging' with you. Grandma and Grandpa

Jane said...

Maxwell Jared Swanson,

We love you soooo much!!
Granma Jane Granpa John
Uncle Jared
Aunt Jaimee
and all the rest of us!!

Kelly said...

Happy birthday, Maxwell - congratulations, Anne! What a sweetheart!

Mike, Torie and Boys said...

Happy Birthday cute Maxwell. I hope you have a wonderful day.
You are darling.

Milk Drinker said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Max!! I am so glad that I was able to hang out with you twice this summer~it was such fun for me! I too pray that you will be best friends with your brothers forever & sisters~if any are in your future!
I love you! Aunt Vicki

Friends of Narnia said...

Happy Birthday, Max! :D I can't believe you're five already. :)


Bethany said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Love seeing these post and how they have changed so fun