Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Britt's Star of the Week Letters

I have been meaning to post this for a while (truth be told, since October!), but time got away from me. Britt enjoyed every second of being The Star of the Week in his second grade class. He was really looking forward to it, due to his sister's experience in the same classroom, and he couldn't wait for his turn! Here are the letters we sent to him that were read out loud to his class...

To the Wonderful SeƱora Downes and Her Spectacular Second Grade Class…

Greetings from Britt’s mom! I am going to tell you everything you need to know about my son, Britt Robert Faulkner Murray, who happens to be my most favorite boy in the entire world. You might be wondering why he has two middle names. Well, let me tell you… Britt was named after my grandpa, George Robert Maupin, and also after Britt’s dad’s dad, Edwin Faulkner. So his two middle names are a tribute to his two grandfathers, which makes it a very special name, and that’s just perfect, because Britt is a very special boy. Would you like to hear more about Britt?

I always say Britt saved our family. He’s been a superhero since the day he was born! First, he saved me, his mother, from working full time at a job I did not like one single bit. This in turn saved his sister, who happens to be one of Britt’s best friends, from having to be in daycare all day long so I could work at that horrible job I didn’t like at all. And he also saved his dad from only having girls, because Britt is his only son. So you can see how right off the bat, from birth, Britt has been a superhero to our family.

Britt is an amazing kid. For starters, he is the only boy in our entire family on both sides! You might think this is sad, but it’s actually super cool, because Britt is one rough, tough cowboy, but he’s also a sweet, kind Mama’s Boy, and he’s a boy who knows how to play with girls or boys either one. In other words, he’s a real gentleman. He gives the absolute best hugs ever, and he’s an awesome little snuggle-bug.

One of the most exciting things about Britt is that he’s a pirate. He’s loved pirates since he was old enough to say ARRRRRRRGH! He’s been a pirate for Halloween three times, his room is decorated in a pirate theme, and he even has a real metal sword. He has more pirate toys than any other toy in his room. And guess what else? He even has Viking blood in him, according to his Grandma Diggy. So he was born a pirate! But a nice one, not a mean, stinky one…

Another fun thing about Britt is that he’s a cowboy. A real, genuine cowboy. And he comes from a long, long line of cowboys! Cowboys can be traced back as far as cowboys go in Britt’s family tree, all the way to the very first ones. He first learned to ride on his horse, Quickity Split, when he was in Kindergarten. He outgrew Quickity and is now sharing his sister’s horse, Tex. But he just got a new horse this fall named Maggie, and someday soon he will be riding her. When he gets bigger, he’s going to be a team roper and a bull dogger and maybe even a bronc rider! But he promised me he won’t be a bull rider – phew! Britt goes to a lot of rodeos, because his dad is a rodeo judge, and because of this, Britt has met a lot of famous cowboys. One of the big stars of the Professional Bull Riding, Cody Ford, gave Britt his first buckle when he was only a year old. Britt still wears this buckle today, and will keep on wearing it until he wins one himself.

Another cool thing about Britt is that he’s an athlete. For starters, he's an excellent swimmer. We think he might even be in the Olympics someday, he’s so good at swimming! We call him our little fish. I’m sure you know he plays Pop Warner tackle football, also. He won his first MVP (this stands for Most Valuable Player) just last weekend, and we were all very proud of him. He gets to wear his football jersey every Friday in honor of all his hard work in practice during the week. So far, his papa owes him four hot fudge sundaes for tackles he’s made in games. And last but not least, he participates in Karate, and has already earned several belts. He is our very own Karate Kid!

Some of the things Britt loves are Star Wars, playing in the dirt, building with legos and watching pirate movies (mostly the Pirates of the Caribbean series, which you might have guessed on your own). He loves Halloween as much as he loves Christmas, and he totally digs kettle corn, drawing, reading, superheroes, The Looney Toons and did I mention pirates?

He also loves his family. He is the absolute best son his dad and I could ever ask for. He is the best brother his sister could ever ask for. He is the best friend anyone could ever ask for. He’s always kind, sweet, considerate and tries his best to do the right thing. He has the heart of a champion, and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things he’s going to do in his life. I’m so glad to have my very own Mama’s Boy (did you know Mama’s Boys grow up to be the nicest men?).

There’s only one more thing I need to tell you about Britt. It is actually a secret, so don’t tell anyone, okay? Before he was born, I was scared to have a boy. I didn’t know what I would do with a boy! Remember I told you he is the only boy in our family? But I’m so thankful to have Britt, and I wouldn’t trade him for any boy or girl in the world! He’s taught me so many things about being a mom, and I know he’ll always be my special boy, no matter how old he is. I tell him when he is 47 and I’m 89, he can still sit on my lap and be my Mama’s Boy. He’s the very best boy I know, and I hope you all get to know him this year, because one thing is for sure – if you know Britt, then you’re going to like him.

I hope you enjoyed hearing all about Britt, and if you have any questions about him, please be sure to ask me. I can tell you anything you want to know about my precious Mama’s Boy… Because I love him all the way to heaven and back a million times and more – and that’s a lot of love!

Big Mama

Dear Britt,

What I think is so cool about you is how helpful you are to everyone. You are also very kind to everyone. You have your own way of doing things and you are able to figure out what you want to do and then do it.

With all the girls in our family, you handle yourself very well. The try you have is something special.

You are my favorite son.

Love you lots,

Dad

Dear Class,

  Britt is the best brother in the world! He is a good play pal, too. What I like is his personality, creativity, his love for pirates, and I could go on forever! But what I love most is his love for everyone! And that’s just the beginning.

Love Brailey Murray

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful project!! I want to add to the Britt love fest too... Britt is also a wonderful babysitter and 'big brother' to my son, Jason. He is imaginative, creative and a poet too - he is so sweet and gracious and humble I could never imagine he could tackle someone - but he is a powerhouse! He was the cutest baby and those big eyes are going to be trouble soon... Love, Nicoley

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