Last month we celebrated my baby boy’s 7th birthday. Part of me is sad that he is growing up so fast but part of me loves the young man he is turning into. He is my helper, go-to-guy, and make me smile like no one else can little boy. He is silly like me, loud like me, but loves the Lord like his Daddy…and has a decision factor like his Daddy. He loves his sister and its touching to see and hear how protective he is. The little hares went to children’s church last week and I ask for them to be kept together. When I picked them up and asked how they were? The teacher looked at me and said “do you realize or know how protective he is over his little sister?” I smiled and said “yes, that’s his job as big brother.” Made me proud….John could never decide what type of party he wanted for his birthday. I originally planned a cowboy themed party with a pony & all but John and Daddy decided they wanted a Godzilla party. That is their new thing. Stina and I will go to bed but Daddy and Bubby will stay up late watching old black & white Godzilla movies. I love it! I love that they have their own thing. In fact they had a Godzilla night last night, I can still smell the popcorn. Plans for John’s birthday were never decided so I told John we wouldn’t have a party. We would just get together with family. John was surprisingly not upset…he just goes with the flow. So imagine his surprise when Ashley took him swimming the day before his birthday and there in the pool was all of his best friends waiting on him!
Here’s John trying the catch a shrimp. Great picture Leelee.
The next day Disney was in town at the Civic Center. Ashley and I surprised John & Stina with tickets. Stina was crazy happy…she loves her some Mickey Mouse! Jake and the Neverland Pirates were there too so everybody was happy, happy, happy.
Celebration week ended with a visit from Uncle Larry, Aunt Julie and Ty. It was great to see them but it was even better for Dad to have the company. One night Julie cooked a huge batch of chicken fried steak! It was yummy! Dad didn’t call me for food for a week! Thanks Julie. On Saturday Ashley, Ty and John were bored so I sent them to Wonderland Amusement Park so I could get some rest. They had a great time. Ashley was a little crushed because John wanted to ride all the rides with Ty and not her. Little did any of us know…Ty does not like roller coasters or spinning things but he sucked it up and was a good cousin!
Life has resumed to a normal busy schedule. John has gymnastics on Monday and all day Heartland Enrichment Coop on Thursday. For those who prayed for John and his coop – thank you! He loves it! Last week he woke me up at 7am and said “Mom I need a breathing treatment and some allergy medicine, I have to be to school in a few hours!” He has already made a few new buddies and his teachers love him. He does almost 2 hours in Science, Latin, Literature, Art, lunch, and some play time. Heartland has been a blessing!
I am blessed. I am thankful the Lord spared my life so that I could continue to live my dream.
I pray all things are well for you. Thanks for stopping by.