Monday, November 30, 2009

things I should have blogged about - birthdays

Time flies by in my world surrounded by men. Two of my men had birthdays this fall.P1040766 Our Sauce turned SEVEN in September.

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!

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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.

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P1040856Then 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.

Abracadabra. Like magic, Aunt Louie appears.P1040864

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.

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Happy birthdays all around. Now stop growing up.

4 comments:

Kristin said...

Didn't you want to add your bday my dear? Loved the thanksgiving shot of the boys. Why do they have to grow so quickly?
Girls weekend coming up? Have a great time! All moms need one of those.

heresthediehl said...

Great post! The more I read about Sauce, the more I think he sounds a lot like Bennett...he was (and still is) a more difficult baby/child than my first, but now, he's become this absolutely wonderful-to-be-around 4 year old! I hope it continues as it has for your second-born.

And somehow, I missed the "surprise baby" story the first time around, so I went back to read it - loved it!

Mama Shoe said...

Loved getting to know more about the personalities (and stories) of your adorable boys.

Archery eh? Our boys (esp my #2) would love to camp at your house... we only have pretend weapons around here. =)

Kathy said...

I too enjoy reading about those precious boys and learning their personalities. A late Happy birthday to your little man!

AND I love that girl. Love. her.

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