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Friday, July 24, 2009


a birthday boy

he is 5 today! it's crazy. i can't believe how much he has grown. all the things he has learned. the person he has become.
i think about how my life changed when he came and the 30 hours it took him to get here once he started his move toward his first breath. the transformation my body went thru. the transformation he went thru. it was the first dance we ever did together. and in the last five years there have been many more. from middle-of-the-night rocking to rockin' out in the living room to windy jumpy beach spinning.
i couldn't enjoy him more. he is my friend. he is my heart.

we're are celebrating this weekend, but i wanted him to wake up this morning feeling special, so here is what we did pre-breakfast (he chose waffles with peanut butter and sy
rup, lemonade and bacon, so that's what we had!) today.
these are the little offerings i left for him to find :: a birthday placemat and napkin made with his favorite polka-dot fabric from my small, but growing stash, a blue shirt which i put a number 5 on. and a small pouch sewed up late last night holding a rocket necklace. we made together, but he didn't know it would become a necklace. (we love the Sculpey lately!)

i worked on bunting over the week. the "recipe" is in Soulemama's book Creative Family. it was easier than i thought, which was a nice surprise! i wanted him to really feel it was a special day. and a festive one!

the birthday ring. this year, he chose an angel.

more for the dining room turned playroom....

daddy lights the candles.

angel watching over.

happy 5 t-shirt!

the "i'm FIVE! w0000t! dance!"

it was a lovely morning. after breakfast we went off to ride his bike. tonight we'll go out for pizza and icecream with one of his good friends.



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Blogger Adam said...

Congrats Kate! It's so special to have moments like this, and I'm very happy you're so proud of him. Enjoy the weekend festivities :)

July 24, 2009 at 8:26 PM  
Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

It looks like it was a lovely day, and that was just the beginning! I hope the rest was joyous as well.

And happy birthday to BB!

July 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous gardenmama said...

Happy birth day to your sweet boy and to you mama!
I love everything you made to make this birthday a special one for your son! It looks so beautiful and festive : ) I love your birthday ring and banner! They grow so fast!!

July 27, 2009 at 9:49 PM  

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