We interrupt the regularly scheduled “Weekend Photos in Review” (coming tomorrow!) for something more important … celebrating Nick‘s birthday! I can’t believe he’s seven already! Seven! Where *did* the time go? My birthday was on Friday, so between that and his today, it’s been a weekend filled with celebrating. And rightly so.
“Happy birthday! Do you feel older today?”
“Um,” he said, pausing to think for a minute. “A little. Do you, Mommy?”
“No, not really,” I said.
“Because once you get older, it’s just like another day sometimes.”
“How many birthdays have you had since you were a baby?”
“WOW, that’s a lot!”
Today was all about him. I asked him what he wanted for breakfast and Banana Pancakes it was. He requested that his dad make black beans and rice, so that was lunch, along with steak. And for dinner, he choose TGIF‘s. He’s partial to places that sing happy birthday.
What a difference a year makes. He’ll be heading to second grade next month, and that alone is mind-boggling. At least to me. This year brought about many changes in Nick. In many ways, he seems like a totally different kid, but in many ways, he’s still very much the same.
LIKES: SpongeBob Squarepants, karate, soccer, flip-flops, iShuffle, artichokes, his baby sister (although he keeps correcting me that she’s not a baby anymore, “she’s a TODDLER, Mom!”), his dog, talking, dancing after dinner, Rita’s, school (he says he misses it!) and cheese fries.
DISLIKES: most green vegetables, putting his clothes away, sitting down while eating, the unknown, sitting still, putting garbage in the garbage can (it’s just so much easier to throw it on the floor!), and listening.
When he turned six…
When he turned five…
When he turned four…
When he turned three…
What a difference a year makes!
P.S. And that shirt he’s wearing? It cost me $7 to make … and I made it for his 5th birthday. I’m amazed that we got three years out of it, but we decided today that this is the last year for it. Time for a new one!