Monday, April 8, 2013

He's not a baby anymore......

 Gideon hasn't been a baby for a long time.  I know that.  But it really hit me a couple of weeks ago on his birthday how big he is.  We were still in Virginia and had the opportunity to do some things Gideon really wanted to do.  After breakfast we took the kids to the children's library and let them play, then we went to the beach.  I told Gideon it was too cold to play in the water, but that didn't stop he and Adam from being soaked from the waist down within minutes.  They had a great time splashing in the waves.  I forgot when you're a kid you don't feel cold when you're just so excited.

 After the beach (and the two boys had a bath) we had Gideon's requested dinner: Chicken on the bone (fried chicken) and broccoli salad.  Following which we had the cupcakes he also requested.  (Chocolate with a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream inside them.) 
 And we kept with his requested party theme of "Dinosaur Fireman". 

 It was so fun having a birthday party with his cousins.  Gideon of course got more than he ever could have asked for but his very favorite thing was the track and hex bugs he got from his cousins.  They spent the next few days playing with it non-stop.  It was pretty cute to see all the boys so focused and playing together.
 And we got Travis on Skype so daddy was able to watch the birthday and presents as it was happening.

All in all it was a good birthday but I guess I didn't appreciate how mature he's become until this past weekend when I was completely out of commission and really had to rely on him to step up and be my big helper.  When he crawled up on my lap last night an I kissed his forehead I got a little wistful for my baby.  But I wouldn't change a thing, he's absolutely wonderful just the way he is.  I just can't believe he's already five.  Where does the time go?


Jacob and Cami said...

We Love your big boy too!

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

He is such a sweet big boy!!