Sunday, February 19, 2006

From zero to seven-

Yesterday, Feb. 18th, my oldest kid at home turned seven. Tomorrow we are hosting a birthday party at a local bowling alley...Star Wars cake and icecream, "Pin the Lightsaber on the Jedi" and a round of bowling to boot. Should be festive and fun- and noisy...that's what boys are good at!
I pulled out the baby pictures of Brock and was remembering back to Feb. 1999, when we welcomed him into our lives. He was so small [6 lbs.1 oz.- actually he was one of my "bigger" babies- I tend to have small babies, I know, I know, Lucky me,], and so soft and perfect. His features definitely "looked" boy and he was an easygoing, content baby. I had so much more energy when he was born compared to my first. Maybe it was the warm, Florida climate in February- I don't know, but I loved everyminute with him and Teagan.
I'm still trying to figure out how time can move so quickly. I still remember those early days- 7 years ago- as if it were not that long ago. I guess it's another reminder to me- to enjoy, treasure and take lots of pictures- because time does indeed pass us all by too quickly.
As for Brock, he is still easy to have around on most days. He loves GameBoy, Star Wars, anything sweet, including his Mom =), and he dreams big. A few weeks ago he and I were discussing what is involved with becoming President of the United States. After citing things like you have to be a US citizen, at least 35 yrs old, etc. he decided he could do it. He talked a little bit about what he would do if he were elected and then stopped and looked at me and said, "What happens if my cousin Aly wants to be in the same election? Who will Grandma and Grandma vote for?" I guess we'll have to wait and see when that time comes! Happy, happy birthday, Brock. I love you!


Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

Aww... what a sweetie! I love 6 and 7! Such a great age!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday to Brock! My oldest just turned 9 on Feb. 16. I can't believe how the time has flown by! I never really pictured myself being the mother of a 9 year old. It makes me feel so old yet so young at the same time!