this incredible boy is four years old today! conrad rex davis, life with you is full of such joy. thank you for bringing laughter into our lives all day every day. there is so much i love about you. from that bridge of freckles across your nose and cheeks to the way you snuggle up beside me when you find your way into mama’s bed in the early hours of the morning. your knock knock jokes that make no sense but still deliver such laughs from everyone around you because of the confidence in which they are performed, to your ability to turn any moment into a better one, i just adore you. do you know how much you light up my day? the amount of sunshine you bring into my life? the way you’ve continued to demonstrate patience and love as i’ve been spread thin this past year and have had many moments where i’m no where near being my best self or the kind of mama you deserve. but you’ll hold my hand, you’ll pat my shoulder, you’ll spontaneously give me a kiss and then say, “one more. no! five more!” and each time, your smirk, your body language, your personality…. it all just shines through and every single member of your family is better because of it, but especially your mama. we love you so much. you’ve blessed us through and through these past four years and i can’t wait to see what five will bring. i am so proud of how hard you try, how determined, loving, caring, loyal, warm, funny, eager, curious, handsome, and brilliant you are. happy birthday, to our very favorite conrad!