My children are a year older. It just happened last week. It snuck up on me and was here before I was ready. Luckily we have ingrained low standards and my people aren't expecting elaborate parties and shin-digs. However, we do like our birthdays around here. It is a blessing and a curse that their birthdays are 4 days apart. I only have to get in birthday mode once a year and if falls right in the middle of summer...far away from Christmas.
June 28th we celebrated my beautiful son's 9th birthday. NINE! That's only 7 years from driving and he is half way to 18. And graduating. And no longer needing me. (Don't worry, he's practicing not needing me this summer...i'm not letting it stick!) So that morning, as I was yoga-ing in the shop at 5:45AM, my sweet man woke up the earliest ever for him.
This is not his reacting from the letter.
Then, sister's turn for birthday surprises.
Then 4 days later....it was finally her day!
And now to the pinata!
We have a friend named Claire that has been coming with us to mom's house this summer so that I can work and the kids can play and not watch TV all day. Also, my mom has a pool and I'm just that over protective... Claire has been fabulous! The kids are a little confused with how a
So birthdays are over and that means that Summer is half way over too. I can't believe how fast June came and went. I'm just not ready for them to get any bigger. (K was supposed to stop sucking her thumb at 7...hasn't happened yet...maybe she mean't 7 1/2.)
Thank you for giving me these beautiful children. Thank you for their smiles and attitudes. Show me how to be the mom that they need and how to make sure that they are blossoming into the people you created them to be. Help me to be patient and loving during these long hot summer days. I know that they will be gone from me before I am ready for it. Fill our home with overwhelming joy as we spend so much time together. I pray for peace between the kids and patience for each other. Please help us to be kind and think of others before ourselves. And flood our home with love for you and each other.
Joyful and completely blessed by my people,