Roman turned 7 today.
I still can't believe that it happened.
When he was born, I felt old enough to have this darling newborn cuddle up to me.
But now that he is seven, I don't feel old enough or prepared enough.
He, on the other hand, is perfectly ready to be seven. Even when he woke up, he said, "Know what? I actually feel bigger today."
During moments like these, it is hard not to look back and reminisce about the baby he was and the charming boy he has become.
(I would have loved to put some baby pictures in, but none of them are scanned into the computer yet.)
There was no big birthday party today. There was just the four of us. But it has been an amazing day.
First, another butterfly greeted us in the jar on the counter early this morning...
Then, a multitude of ducks greeted us at the river's edge...
After that, it was time for Pixar's "Up." Complete with 3-D glasses. (And I totally recommend this movie. We loved it!)
Then cake, candles, and presents.
You have to admit that the cake turned out awesome! Every year, I let the boys request whatever they want for their birthday cake. And then it is up to me to figure out how to make it happen. It can be a little time consuming. But I only have to make two cakes a year. And it is always worth it, to see their faces light up.
Roman requested the "Hot Wheels Logo" for his cake. (Yes, his exact words.) And that's what he got! He loved it.
Where has the time gone?
I wish that I could take credit for how smart he is, for how curious he is, for how sensitive he is. But I know that I can't. All I know is that Keith and I were blessed to have Roman. Before he came along, we were just a couple. Roman came and made us a family.
Happy birthday, Roman!