As I was wrapping his birthday presents and saw the "not for baby with a 0-3 sign" I teared up... Then when he opened his presents and I found myself having trouble building the batcave and the jokerbot (which are evidently for ages 4+) I decided that was it... the growing would have to stop because I couldn't possibly assemble a lego-set for a six-year old boy, never-mind anything older. I know it is silly to try and freeze him in this moment but it is such a great age. I love the conversations we share, the pretend games, the enthusiasm he has for life and the gentle way he cares for Cecily. I am in awe of him and I want to bottle it up to keep forever.
It was so nice to have a few days as a family. It is very rare that we are all home in the house together at the same time. With our hectic work schedules, Noah's activities, Cecily's appointments, the chores and endless to-do lists... we don't get to spend as much time together as we should. Over this holiday weekend we had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday night - only instead of Turkey we had BBQ! Then Mommy, Daddy and Noah piled into the mini-van for a day at Disneyland to celebrate Noah's birthday. We had a truly magical day from start to finish - and while we missed our little angel, we knew she was getting spoiled by Grammy and Grampy. Noah loved the attention from both of us and I don't think we could have planned a better day or a better trip. We finished off the weekend with time at home, lounging together, playing board games, catching up on sleep and just relaxing. We had a very fun birthday dinner at the Corvette Diner for Noah and it was just the perfect end to a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
We are so grateful. We are truly appreciative of the gifts in our lives. We know that life will move forward and that tomorrow will bring a new adventure. We are a lucky family of four! Onwards and upwards!