five!

30 October 2016



Sebastian turned five today which naturally blew my mind because really and truly - he was just born yesterday. I always say it because it's always true. He was my easiest labor and delivery which seems to mirror his temperament and personality (most days!). He's easy to please and always thrilled to run menial errands with me or Simon because he's a big lover of one-on-one time. I have to drag him out of bed like a sleepy teenager in the mornings for school and coach him through getting dressed ("when I come back from chugging my coffee please have at least one sock on, please!!??") but by the time drop off rolls around he jumps out without as much as a glance in my direction. Bosco gets an occasional goodbye head pat, if he's lucky. He loves his teachers and classmates and if we ask him who he plays with the most he always answers, "everyone!" like it's the most obvious answer in the world. We went and had lunch with him at school on Friday and brought ice cream sandwiches to his class (sorry teachers - we are the worst) and I'm not sure I've ever seen him so happy in his birthday crown wearing his big birthday sticker that got transferred to all subsequent outfits until it officially lost its stick.

He wanted a heart-shaped cake (which works out very well because that's our only cake pan ... ) with "alternating strawberry and blueberry smiley face" and so, I delivered. He's been very consistent in this request and I'm guessing he must be logging less time on Pinterest than previous years because in the past it's always been, "oh just a train and dump truck 89 layer cake" etc. Bless you, simple cake requests. We let the kids make their own pizzas (if putting cheese and toppings on mom-rolled/sauced dough circles counts ... ) for dinner. Simon took the three older kids to a movie this afternoon which felt more like a birthday present to me because I could whip up the boxed cake and wrap presents in perfect peace and quiet. A new tradition is born? Please.

He asked for a trash truck and a teddy bear (didn't deliver on the teddy because we are at max stuffed animal capacity around here and he already has one) and was thrilled with his trash truck and the Magnatiles I finally sprung for after hearing so many good things about them. He got to stay up a little later for his birthday so he took the time to practice writing, "happy birthday Sebastian" and when he got stuck on "birthday" he asked Simon how to spell, "Sebastian is having a sad birthday" due to said frustration. Made us laugh like the parents that we are.

A lot of people (including myself) say that Bosco is the spitting image of Bash and if he grows up to be anything like him - he'll be a lucky kid.

Happy birthday sweet Sebastian! We're so thankful for you.


14 comments:

  1. Awwww, what a sweet tribute to your beautiful Bash. Boys are so adorable at this age it is incredible to imagine that someday they will be big sweaty teenagers who need to start shaving. Cherish the days of 5.... Lovely age!

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday sweet Bashy!! The world is a better place because you are in it!!

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  3. Ah, happy birthday Bash!! He really was born like...yesterday. So crazy!

    Magnatiles are the BOMB. One of these days we should suck it up and buy some for our kids.

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  4. I started reading your blog right when Bash was born! I can't believe he is 5!! Happy Birthday Bash!

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  5. Happy Birthday Bash!! He sounds so much like Pierce, my easy going, lovable second born :) I hope he had a wonderful day!!

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  6. What a sweet boy!!! Happy Birthday!!! 🎂🎉

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  7. So so cute. What a little heartbreaker.

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  8. Too sweet! Happy Birthday Bash!

    One of my family's favorite holiday traditions: Every December 23rd my Dad takes all the kids out to lunch and a movie. My mom was always "busy." In reality, she was staying home to wrap all the Christmas gifts in peace and quiet! We've done this annually since the early 90's (now that we are all grown, my mom joins us). We love to spend our lunch working backwards to try to remember what movie we have seen every year - my Dad keeps a list! December 23rd is one of our most treasured and happiest family days of the year!

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  9. My second was my easiest labor too. Such a sweet post about what sounds like a sweet boy. His face appears to have not changed much since birth. Funny how some kids look nothing like they did as babies and some just get bigger.

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  10. Happy Birthday Sebastian! Many returns of the day to you (as our favorite bear Pooh says). What a sweet tribute, Grace. My oldest is 4 and it amazes me how quickly the time has passed 😥

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  11. I can't believe he's FIVE!!! So old. Wasn't he just one and spilling vegetable oil and flour all over your kitchen floor?? :) Yes, he does look like Bosco. They both look like Simon!

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  12. Happy belated, Bash! He is forever three in my mind - can't believe he is five!! I just had my second baby last month and this pist makes me want to soak her up even more because the time really goes so fast (even if some days feel like they will neverrrr endddd)! Xo!

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