I can not believe my first born is five!! I have a five year old?? I remember, right after he was born, in my postpartum depression state, thinking, will this baby boy ever quit crying? I couldn't wait until he was old enough to talk and not be so dependent on me. Now, after the fact, and after having one other child, I realize that was simply the postpartum talking and being so overwhelmed from being a new, first-time mom. Now, what I wouldn't give to keep him my little boy forever. The little boy who always knows when I need a hug, the little boy who still kisses me bye when I drop him off at school, the little boy who still reaches up to hold my hand when we're in a parking lot or simply somewhere new, the little boy who is not embarrassed by my dancing (he just laughs so hard), the little boy who still melts my heart every time he smiles. I know there's not that many years left until some of those things start to fade, so I'm just going to cherish every moment that he's still my little boy.
This past Saturday, we had Landon's birthday party. It's still hard for me to comprehend that I have a 5 year old! He'll be starting kindergarten next year and he can hardly wait. Me, on the other hand, would love to keep him my little baby forever! Anyway, I was really nervous about having this party. We've always had outdoor parties for him, but at our house. So, if it rained, we'd at least be able to go in the house. This time, he wanted to have his party at a local park. This meant, if it rained, there was nowhere to go. I was constantly looking at the weather online, which was not making me feel any better about the party. Turns out, the morning of the party, I looked online and from 11 - 1 (party time), there was only a 10% chance of rain! I was ecstatic! It was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and fun just for my baby's party. It literally poured rain within five minutes of us getting home and getting all the presents in! Enjoy some pictures from the day!