I have ohsomuch to catch up on, I am going to try my very best. I think my very first blog entry was right before David turned 2 and I was 39 weeks pregnant with Mackenzie. I am not a scrapbook-er, great journal-er, and didn't even really keep a great baby book.... so this is it. And this has suffered quite a bit trying to blog about our babies and our real estate adventures! And it's online for the whole free world to read, but if you know me you know that I don't really give a rip about that anyway =)

So, my baby turned 6.
I know he is only 6, but it felt like he graduated high school this birthday. We entered into a new life stage. I very much agree with Andy Stanleys recent teaching on raising kids.... the first 5 years is really big on laying the foundation and the investment into your kids. At school age, they enter a new season and a lot of the framework has been laid for them. I only believe in his message so much because we just lived it.

It's weird to think about when I was 23 and pregnant with David. I am such a different mom now at 30. In a good way. Way more laid back. Way more go with the flow. Also reaping the fruit of what I have sewn for the past 7 years of dedicating my life to these little ones. I just can't put it into words, but it is worth it. Worth it. Worth every long night, behavior phase, and minute I have spent investing the long long days of staying at home. It fuels me to keep on. That what I am doing is what I am supposed to be doing..... and man do I need that some days with a 3 1/2 year old little girl right behind him, can I get an amen?! And even more props to the moms that work and still pour into their wee ones. I have worked a lot these past 2 years and I know that working moms put themselves last for sure.

I love my kids ages right now. We are having so much fun as a family of 4 and we are in that phase of no baby stuff anywhere. It's a phase my husband said he looked forward to the most. No naps. Everyone can communicate. We travel easily. We are just soaking in this life stage with these little people who are just made for fun!

Davids big gifts from us and family for his 6th birthday and what he is most into: hotwheels (still!), a new bike, a Wii, Skechers (b/c apparently thats what the cool kids wear), youth boy clothes (because we are so out of 5t now), LEGOS, and I'm talking more LEGOS. Had NO idea about the world of legos out there. I'll just let you discover it when time allots, its pretty mind blowing. We had some close friends and family over and what else does a little 6 year old boy like? Fire. So, we had a bonfire and dinner. In our construction site of a house. Our sweet closest people didn't seem to mind one bit.

Happy Birthday to my sweet baby David. These kids are just an overflowing blessing...... I actually just had my first real adult conference with his kindergarten teacher...... you know those moments when you feel like an adult? I know that sounds silly because I am 30, but there are events that take place that make me feel super adultish and I get kind of uncomfortable.... that is one of those times. Anyway, if I had heard even 3 years ago what his teacher just told me about David I would have told you that you had the wrong boy!! No offense, but if you have been a long time follower of the blog, little David was pretty much Hell on Wheels as a toddler. I was the one disliked at playgroups for the out of control child, chasing after him, disciplining him, ect....
For so long we have been consistent with him and I really owe it all to the Lord for shepherding his heart, mine, and raising him into such a caring, sweet, smart little kindergartener. Tim is also one amazing dad and from a family of all boys, he keeps me balanced with letting chaos reign a little and embracing it.... and well, maybe even encouraging it a little as well. Seems we have us quite a smart and well behaved little child....
David has told me he may fix everything like his daddy when he grows up as well as right now he wants to be married and have 5 sons. That's right, 5. And that they will all be coming to spend the night with me from time to time. Again, good thing his daddy can fix stuff ;) Bring it on!

So, I have a 6 year old. And other people think he is pretty awesome, not just his mom ;)

1 comment:

Jess Sykes said...

I refuse to believe he is 6.

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