"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2017"
Jaden: The other night, your bedroom door was closed after showers and all was quiet in there. Normally the time of night when you want to watch a cartoon to wind down before bed, I cracked open that door of yours to find you reading a chapter book all to yourself by the light of your little lamp. You weren't doing it for homework - you were doing it because you wanted to! We have come a long ways, bud. Yesterday, you brought home a math award from school - a certificate of achievement for mastering the addition table - being able to answer all facts in under 3 seconds!
Brandon: We are having some fun together turning your bedroom into a little Star Wars oasis. You have latched onto this Star Wars thing so much so it's a good thing that they continue to make new movies every year! You received this pillow case in the mail from Target the other day and just love it. You get a big smile on your face every time you lay your head down on it at the end of the day! You also now have a Storm Trooper clock by your bed, a Darth Vader money bank, and Mommy has several cool prints on order for above your bed. And the Star Wars Golden Book collection we got you for Christmas makes you eager to do your reading homework every night. :)