I can't believe that my surprise baby turned SEVEN!!!
This boy. Oh, this boy has a slice of my heart.
He has turned into such a caring and loving person. He has undying enthusiasm for sports and a magnetic smile that just draws people in.
He is so caring and loving with younger kids and babies. Our Sauce loves to snuggle and really loves to wrestle with his dad and brothers.
And that baby that was more difficult than my first, has turned into the easiest kid in my bunch. He has proven to me that kids will just go on changing season after season. I never would have guessed that he would wind up as my dream boy.
To celebrate his seventh birthday, we had a little bowling party. Sauce invited three of his favorite friends, plus his three brothers equals a party!
Marin and Sauce are pen pals and great friends. I would like to get some legal documents in order for an arranged marriage, but My Beloved says we should let Sauce choose. Hmmm. I'll think about it.
Then in October, our Rufus went and turned FIVE on us even though I canceled his birthday and told him he had to stay a four year-old forever.
Luckily, he has Aunt Louie wrapped around his pinkie finger and all he had to do is ask in his sweet little four year-old voice for her to come from Atlanta for his birthday.
This boy has continued to prove tough as nails. He is working so hard to be one of the big boys, but still needs some tender, loving, little boy care.
I sometimes forget that he needs more sleep than his big brothers and allow him to wear himself out beyond repair.
He is one of the funniest kids in the bunch. This boy can recall movie quotes like nobody's business. He can also make up some knee-slappers of his own that have sent us all into fits of laughter.
I look forward to watching his personality blossom and feel truly blessed by having him as my boy.
Another chunk of my heart lives outside my body - gone!
The best part about turning five in our house is that Dad will finally take you hunting. You must be at least five years old to join the hunt.
And chew gum.
Watch out elk. There's another Sweeney out to get you.
Have I mentioned that the boys are taking archery lessons as well?
I might need another freezer in years to come.
Happy birthdays all around. Now stop growing up.