Celebrating our oldest lad.
Seven years since his first breath.
Seven years since I felt his skin and kissed his cheeks.
Seven years of holding, hugging and setting free.
Here are a few moments we shared celebrating seven:
Yesterday was my beautiful mom’s birthday. When we were away, we felt Nana’s presence and spoke about what we could do to celebrate her birthday.
As a family we decided we wanted to bake her a meringue cake. OC helped me.
And glory, a new baby girl was born on my mom’s birthday. My cousin’s J and M gave birth on March 30th.
Me: Today is Papa’s birthday!!!!!!!
JC: How old is Papa?
Me: How old do you think he is?
Me: Well, you are six buddy and your oldest cousin, Justy, is sixteen. What do you think now?
JC: Hmmmmm…. Seventeen!
Happy seventeenth birthday dad! You are incredibly youthful, amazing with the boys and very generous.
We love you very much.
Four years ago, I searched all over our small town for a sun hat. I was pumped when I found this hat until I brought it home.
Sexy Neck refused to allow CC to wear this hat. I won’t share all the words expressed about this awesome hat, but ugly was one of them. Our son never wore the hat.
Three years ago, a very good friend Double D, had a baby girl. She was looking for a summer hat so I decided to pass on CC’s never worn hat. (Yes, I had kept it!)
Double D graciously took my generous gift, but again this hat never touched her beautiful little girl’s head. Instead it has become a three year joke where we pass it back and forth in hilarious ways.
Two days ago, Double D took the cake in returning the hat to me. (I had put it in her daughter’s third birthday gift a few weeks ago.)
Can you believe this?
SHE HID THE HAT IN A CAKE! I had tears in my eyes when she handed me the cake she baked. I felt so grateful. I had tears in my eyes as I cut the cake. Our family was laughing and shaking our head at our brilliant friend.
I guess the hat will be hitting the dress-up box. How can I possibly top this cake?
My boys modelling the hat for me.
Why doesn’t anyone like my hat? I just think it is darling!