Happy Happy Birthday to Arlo & Josiah!!
celebrated their 5th birthdays on June 9 and we made sure to celebrate
the entire week!! I decided ahead of time that I didn't want the
pressure of hosting a big birthday party for lots of preschoolers while I
was 8 months pregnant with twins, so we told the boys that we would
spend the week doing lots of fun activities together as a family.
few days before their birthday, we took a family day trip to South
Padre Island to play on the beach. We buried the boys in the sand,
played in the water and visited a few tourist-y places. Arlo &
Josiah got shark-tooth necklaces at the souvenir shop and Miles picked
out a Nemo postcard to take home. Successful trip!
the Sunday before their birthday, we invited the Burnhams, the Karrens
and the "Fox friends" (Jason's company) over for a BBQ and water
balloons. The unofficial theme of the party was "little legos." The boys
have graduated from duplo legos to those tiny little lego pieces that
cost a fortune (that I curse on a daily basis as I find them under
couches/dressers/beds/carpets & dig them out of the vacuum canister.
Heck, I even found one of the teeny tiny pieces in the garbage disposal
yesterday - after it got all ground up from the blades.)
But hey, anything to make my little guys happy; they deserve it. :)
THEN....came their actual birthday...and we celebrated at the Water Park!!
had a GREAT week celebrating Arlo & Josiah's birthday and I am so
grateful to have them in our family. Each boy has a unique spirit and
personality. Arlo is my sweet, kind-hearted, forgiving, optimistic, and
social little guy - he makes me feel so special - like I'm the most
important person in the world. Josiah is my imaginative, smart,
artistic, fun & spirited boy who loves his family so much. They
start kindergarten this Fall and it's bittersweet, as a mother, to watch
them grow up. I love seeing them learn and progress, but I realize they
wont be little forever. Now is the time to treasure all of the little
moments, because it won't be long before they grow into men and leave
home. (I wipe a few tears from my face as I'm typing this.) But, until
THEN....I can still carry them, and squeeze them and make all of their
boo-boos better. I love you Arlo & Josiah!