We have a freshly-minted seven year old in our home.
Bet you can't guess who.
Darwin is now seven. Seven!
I really have no idea how this happened.
Ever my old-soul child, Dar loves being a kid. "And a middle brother!" as he likes to say (despite me doing my best to never, ever call him that). Always up for a change of plans, always up for a new adventure, nothing ever phases him - unless he's happy doing what he's doing and we have other plans.
Loving: Legos, parks, Hex Bugs, board games, picking flowers, making art projects on the fly, comic books
Notsomuch: picking up sticks, early bed times, long car rides, daily journaling
On his birthday he chose "boss of the day," which meant vacation days from work for Momma and Daddy, lots of video games + presents + gluten-free chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast + shopping for DSi games + lunch at Cheeseburger's in Paradise + more shopping at the dinosaur store + family movie night with popcorn + cupcakes and sorbet. Whew.
Happy birthday, Darwin! As you like to say: Awesome! TOTALLY AWESOME, I TELL YA!