There are many things about Jacob which make me jealous. Look at the curls! Very envious of those. The secret family recipe for the the rolls. I'm so jealous of those that I'm secretly (or not so secretly) contemplating finding a way to break into his house and steal it. They are that good.
There are things I appreciate about him too. His biscotti, appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, to-die-for chocolate chip cookies, and mouth watering cupcakes. His dry sense of humor leaves me in stitches. But most of all his sincerity is what I appreciate. No one is as eloquent at telling it the way it is but with generosity and kindness.
Jacob, I hope that by the time you read this you've had an excellent birthday and know how much we all appreciate you.