Another year has passed and my older boy is now 9. NINE!!! Seriously, it blows my mind. How did that sweet little baby grow up into this tall, handsome third grader? This kiddo is tall for his age and almost fits into my shoes. In another year I can borrow his sneakers if I want to. (Probably not.)
We celebrated with a family dinner on his actual birthday, and then had a birthday party with his friends yesterday. Man.....having a party with ten 3rd and 4th graders running around the house for three hours is INSANE. Some of that is planning on my part. I'm not the greatest at party-planning. I mean, I went shopping for the goody bags only three hours before the kids were due to arrive. Pinterest Mom, I am not. You can't put together a great goody bag on that kind of notice. But "Last-Minute Lisa..." that's how I roll. So instead, it was a straight-up candyfest. Hey, we're just prepping those kiddos for Halloween! They loved the idea of an ice cream sundae bar instead of a birthday cake. And who wouldn't!!
By time everyone left I just dropped into my comfy chair, exhausted.
The birthday boy had a good day though, but was bummed that not all of his friends got along. He really is a peacekeeper, and watching two girls fight because they didn't like each other was tough. It probably doesn't help that he's admitted to me and his grandmother that he's in love with one of them. (Dear Lord....and with nine brings puppy love.)