Friday, September 21, 2007

Favorites Friday

Today is bittersweet. Baby Blue Eyes is 6. With all the joy and enthusiasm of a little boy, he bounded out of bed at 7 a.m. expecting the showers of attention and hugs and kisses and songs that a birthday brings in the Gang's house. And he got it. Lots of it. So, today's post is in honor of my sweet Baby Blue Eyes. My baby is 6 today. I'm so happy for him, as he's been counting down this day for over two weeks. But I'm sad at how quickly time has flown and that I can't really call him my baby any more (at least not in front of the big kids). "Cuz, 6 isn't reawwy a baby anymohe, huh, Mom?"

My Favorite Things About Baby Blue Eyes:
  • He has a sweet, tender and gentle spirit. He is crushed at the thought of hurting some one's feelings and devastated when he knows he's disobeyed or disappointed us. He is quick to repent and quicker still to offer his forgiveness.
  • He is the glue that holds us all together. Today for his birthday, he wanted all of us to stay home together, all day, for a family day. He is our little barometer, following in Dr. Doolittle's footsteps, to help us gage when we need to slow down and re-connect.
  • He has a very light-hearted, funny way of looking at things. He finds joy in the simplest things: a caterpillar, a butterfly, holding my hand. And the funny things that he says about his observations melt my heart.
  • He also has a very sly, witty sense of humor. He loves to play little practical jokes, to tease us good naturedly and has some pretty snappy comebacks (like these!) that one would not expect a 6-year old to "get" let alone think up on his own. When I see his sly little smile coming along, I know it's gonna be a good one!
  • Finally, he still loves to snuggle. In the mornings when the others are bustling around getting ready for school, or in the evenings when we're tucking him in and playing the kissing game or the "I love you more than" game. And best of all, sometimes when he's just running by doing his little boy stuff. He just stops, back pedals and throws his arms around my waist for a quick hug and "Love you Mommy!" as he heads off to play again.
Happy Birthday, my sweet Baby Blue Eyes. Mommy knows you aren't a baby anymore, but you will always be my baby, in my heart at least. And I'm so proud of you today. Proud of the boy you are and of the boy you are becoming. Keep letting Jesus make your heart soft and tender like His. There are great and amazing things ahead for you - and no matter how hard the world tries to crush your spirit, you will always have a safe place in Jesus and here with Mommy and Daddy. You are a gift to all of us and we thank Jesus for you every day! Every day.


pups n horses said...

Post made me think of this song...

Blake Shelton’s song………Baby

My brother said that I was rotten to the core.
I was the youngest child so I got by with more.
I guess she was tired by the time I came along.
She'd laugh until she cried I could do no wrong.
She would always save me because I was her baby.

I worked a factory in Ohio, a shrimp boat in the Bayou,
I drove a truck in Birmingham. I Turned 21 in Cincinnati,
I called home to mom and daddy, I said Your boy is now a man.
She said I don't care if you're 80, you'll always be my baby.

She loved that photograph of our whole family.
She'd always point us out for all her friends to see.
That's Greg he's doing great, he really loves his job.
Ronnie with his 2 kids, how 'bout that wife he's got.
And that one's kinda crazy, but that one is my baby.

I got a call in Alabama, said come on home to Louisiana
And come as fast as you can fly.
'Cause your momma really needs you, and says she's got to see you,
She might not make it through the night.
The whole way I drove 80, so she could see her baby.

She looked like she was sleepin' and my family had been weepin'
By the time that I got to her side.
And I knew that she'd been taken and my heart it was breakin',
I never got to say goodbye.

I softly kissed that lady and cried just like a baby...

Classic MaMa said...

:) Happy, happy birthday, Baby Blue Eyes!!!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Happy Birthday! Kids do say the darndest things sometimes, don't they.

Episode One said...

Happy Birthday, Baby Blue Eyes!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved your "My Favorite Things About Baby Blue Eyes."

Happy Birthday sweet child.


Episode One said...

It's Bravo pizza at the intersection of 73 and 363...totally filling and delicious...just the way I like it....not to mention it's a family of Sicilians cooking it so you know it's good...have fun with the b-day festivities....see you next week on the circuit...:)

CampHillGirl said...

Happy Birthday, BBE!! How can these little ones already be six?! He sounds like such a sweetie. Enjoy all the snuggles.