Monday, June 27, 2011

Poetry in Motion

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!


Unknown said...

oh happy birthday awesome dude!

Vicki said...

Happy birthday! My smaller boy turned 7 yesterday!

PamKittyMorning said...

Holy crap, I can't believe he's 7!!!

Irmhild said...

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag, Darwin!

laeroport said...

Happy birthday, Darwin! Dang - that photo of him at 2 was right when I started reading your blog..... time flies, my friend. time flies.

Sarah Jackson said...

Happy birthday Darwin!

kristin said...

no way.

picking up sticks and long car rides are the top two least favorites of my 9 year old.

i can only imagine if he had to do daily journaling.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Darwin!!! 7, WOW!