March is a super crazy month for birthday's in our family. There are 8 of them that I count. This week is my (not so little anymore) Ben's birthday. He also shares a birthday with my sister. It was a pretty cool birthday present for her.
Here they are (almost) 8 years ago celebrating their very first birthday together. It's hard to even imagine what life was like before my precious boys came along. I have never enjoyed a job more than I have enjoyed being their mom. I love planning parties for them. For the last couple of years Ben has wanted a "cowboy" birthday and I'm pretty sure that will be the theme again this year.
His 2nd birthday was all about "Elmo" who he called "Mo-Mo". Since then we've had everything from Mickey Mouse to semi truck birthday's.
This was last years cake. As you can see, very cowboy!
He is such an amazing kid! He loves to help and shows so much kindness and respect to everyone. It's a little bittersweet watching him grow up. I have loved every stage and age but I know the older he gets the more independence he's going to want. I've told him many times before, "How 'bout you live with mommy forever??" And his usual reply is, "Oh, mom, I can't live with you forever. But you can come live with me on my farm when I grow up, if you want!" Such a sweetheart.
Love your babies while you have them home. Make their birthday's special. They have only a limited number while birthday's are still fun and exciting. Even if it's more of a hassle for you and takes more time, let them help you! It teaches them so many important lessons and show's them that they are important. Dance with them and be silly without caring who's watching or what you look like. These are all things you'll be sorry you missed out on later.
Birthday cake and huge bear hugs,