Is it getting warm in here? On to lighter topics.
Pictures - Presents, egg hunts, cake, oh my!
Here's the big boy opening a birthday gift with residual Easter-basket-chocolate on his face.
Here's the situation with the birthday cake. The short version is that we're all sick of chocolate, and of cake in general. All the adults opted to have lovely light fruit tarts of varying flavors for our Easter desserts. However.....it was still the big boy's birthday, and that had to be acknowledged, right? So I ordered a very small square cake from the grocery store for a whopping $6.99, threw a monster truck on it, and VOILA! Happy Birthday Big Boy. The monster truck is actually driving over some smaller cars, that's why it looks like one of them is about to go off the edge!
Today, big boy ate a hamburger. I was absolutely floored, as this is a kid who hasn't let beef pass his lips since he was a toddler - and didn't yet realize that it looked "funny." When I asked him about it, he said simply - "big five year olds eat hamburgers!" A pretty big step my friends, a pretty big step.
Here's a baby version of big boy with chocolate on his face!
I can't believe that the tiny baby who made me a Mommy five years ago yesterday, is now this big, beautiful, sweet, smart, wonderful, about-to-start-kindergarten boy! He is a huge part of my heart. He's so purely good, and I just can't believe that I had a hand in making him. He's everything I could ever want in a child, and I'm so blessed to have him - and to have all of my "2.5" children.
I'm so grateful to have these wonderful, maddening, perfectly boyish children.
For me, the fact that I do is a Jesus thing. And even on the days that I would give anything for a moments peace - I'm so thankful.