It sounds cliché, but it seems like yesterday that I was at Emory Hospital birthing eight pounds of joy two weeks before his scheduled arrival. I marvel each and every day at how on earth I could be so lucky as to call this child my own. It is such a tremendous gift to love him, protect him, dote on him and to show him the ways of the world. He’s precious, he’s as smart as a whip, he’s strong willed, he’s abundantly self confident, he’s a loyal friend, he’s energetic (bordering on wild), he’s dramatic, he’s a leader (or ringleader as I like to call it these days), and I love him with all my heart. I have enjoyed these last seven years more than any in my life, and I pray that I am blessed with at least seventy more with him :-)
The birthday boy awoke to a bunch of balloons tied to the end of his bed. I love for their first waking moments on their special days to be special!
We started our day at the crack of dawn with our requisite birthday pancakes (Honey makes their name and age on their birthdays) and hot chocolate from the hot chocolate station. Per usual, I read from his Happy Birthday book and we had a grand old time before the sun was even up.
Now, this is the first year that the PCP’s big day has fallen on a school day and he was BEYOND ecstatic! The baby and I were also pretty thrilled to cart these birthday cake popcorn cups off to school. The recipe is coming very soon!
We had so much fun watching the class sing to John in their special tradition - Mrs. B does the conductor arms and, at the birthday boy’s request, they added in “cha-cha-chas” and an “eat more chicken”. Afterwards, they enjoyed the popcorn on the playground at recess.
At the birthday boy’s request we enjoyed a special dinner at the Japanese restaurant. He was mighty proud of himself for catching the flying egg before anyone else at the table!
And we ended the day by adding a SEVEN YEAR OLD mark on the growth chart. I love this nook in our upstairs hallway and all the ages and stages it represents.
I think the PCP would agree that it was one pretty fabulous day. Happy birthday, baby!