I can’t believe it! Don’t get me started! I know everyone who has kids in their lives says it but it still hits you like a ton of bricks how true it is…they grow SO dang fast.
For Julian’s 7th birthday we stayed over night in Southern Maine because he wanted to spend it with ‘the babies’ (his brother and sister). Him wanting to spend his special day with them melted my heart and of course we had to make it happen. We had so much fun with them at the pool, eating pizza and cake, and visiting two different playgrounds. He got a buzz lightyear and toted that thing around all day. “I can’t believe I got my first Buzz Lightyear!” He shouted when he opened it. I’m trying to treasure the birthdays where a Buzz Lightyear is a dream toy before he starts wanted phones and electronics. There is just so much innocence in a Buzz Lightyear! When I asked him not to bring it into the restaurant we went to later for dinner he said, “But I just want Buzz to be where ever I am”. And then of course I crumbled and gave in!
The morning after our exciting day with the babies, while we were at the table eating breakfast, he started cutting into his waffles with a fork in one hand and a knife in the other. Not his normal fork spear and pull tactic. He didn’t even look to me to cut them up for him! When he looked up to see that I noticed he said while nodding his head to the side as if reasoning with me, “Well I am 7 now… I can do it NOW because I’m 7”.
and he is.
We love you so much Julian! You are such a bright light for everyone that knows you and I love seeing that light grow. Happy Birthday!!!