The last three weeks have been filled with fevers, coughing, headaches, sleepless nights, lot’s of tissues, cough drops, and smoothies from the freezer section at Costco.
Being a parent is wonderful. There is no equivalent. However, adding sick kiddos and mama getting sick to the mix increases the difficulty significantly.
Amidst all the runny noses, sneezes and sore throats there was something to celebrate…
Caden turned 5. Five years old! My baby. He claims he is no longer a baby and he’s right, but he will always be my baby.
The morning started with Chris’ delicious Belgian waffles. Caden was elated and smiled throughout our Happy Birthday song.
It was time for making wishes, blowing out candles and feeling the first bit of sugar entering the system as maple syrup.
Next came the gifts, of which his favorite was the Angry Bird fan filled with candy from Aunt Carrie. He also loved the Lego’s and always enjoys putting them together with his daddy.The highlight of his afternoon was celebrating with fro-yo from Yoforia. What better for a sore throat? The other patrons joined us in singing. It was so fun!
We enjoyed dinner backwards as after Yoforia we went for “fancy” hotdogs. Mine was veggie and it was delicious.
The next week we celebrated with school friends which properly completed the festivities of transitioning Caden into his 5th year.
I realize this has been a total “Mommy post” which is somewhat out of the norm for my writings. I’m under the weather, making me more vulnerable to the sappy side. You won’t hold it against me, will you?
And let’s be honest…I’m insanely proud of my boys and sometimes it’s therapeutic to share my adoration so that I don’t explode.