his first day of six

Today he turned six.  Six.  My sweet boy who I remember snuggling hours on end in the hospital for the three days after my c-section, turned six.

He woke up at 3:00 a.m. asking to go downstairs.  No, buddy, it’s the middle of the night, go back to sleep.  So he cuddled into his little pre made bed next to Daddy on the floor and slept until 7:00, when I woke him for his birthday breakfast.  He choose chocolate donuts.  He read his note from Daddy and opened a present from Grammie and Grampie.  Evie and I sang to him.  And he got up from his chair after the Happy Birthday song and gave me a big hug and kiss.  I teared up a bit.  We met Nana at the zoo.  He loved the animals and held my hand as we walked through the crowds of kids.  I told him he could pick wherever he wanted to go for lunch, but instead he wanted to have nachos with me at home.  I told him I would drive him to school today, but he said he wanted to ride the bus, so Leo and I drove him to the bus stop and I watched him hop on and wave goodbye like he does every day.  He ran to me after school with his “it’s my birthday” crown, excited for the evening ahead.  We had his choice for supper, pizza.  He opened presents….legos, a water gun, his first Bible, a fishing pole….giving hugs and thankyous after each one.  A Minecraft cake and he blew out his candles, his sister right by his side.  Played outside with the neighbors.  We read before bed and I tucked him in like usual, telling him I love him more, him telling me he loves me to Jesus and back times infinity to the forcefield no take backs times infinity times a thousand million.  How can I compete with that?  Oh, but I can.

Happy Birthday sweet boy.  Six is a big deal.  Almost done with kindergarten, you’re losing your baby face, but you’ll always be my baby.  You are a precious gift from God, an amazing blessing, and we love you so very very much.

Tracey Morris - A few things:
I love the Minecraft cake! A great idea and EASY!
I can’t believe that I have been watching you do this birthday post for about four years now? It seemed like just yesterday you posted a photo of the sprinkles milk cup.
I really really want that chocolate donut!

gina - what a very fun day you made for him as usual. what a great mom. xo

Heather - That photo of him jumping on the bed is awesome. And I love the family one too. And I totally get the Lego photo – piles and piles of it, little plastic bags everywhere and the instructions. Made me smile. I adore that you do this every year. Such a gift.

Naomi - Im such a blog comment slacker. So glad he had a nice day! So fun to see his day in photos.

carla - Adorable. Love the family pic — too cute. The pics of you tickling him on the floor are priceless. The cake? So smart. Great documentation of the day. :)

michelle - I loved scrolling through these pics. And the grinny family pic is so darling.

Happy Birthday Eli!!


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