I had the BEST morning today with my birthday boy. Way better than the morning 5 years ago spent recovering from an unexpected c-section after a night of labor and 3 hours of pushing. :) After a super healthy breakfast of a mickey mouse chocolate chip pancake with syrup, chocolate ice cream and bacon, (eggs benedict for me), we headed to party city to get goodies for his party bags, and then to the mall where we bought him some new sneakers.
I dropped him off at school for some fun with friends and cake for their snack and I kid you not, every single kid yelled, "happy birthday" when we walked in the door. Reed was in HEAVEN as everyone in his class gave him hugs and I teared up thinking of how grown up my little man is.
Before getting pregnant with Reed, I never really gave much thought to having a son. Growing up with two sisters, it never really even dawned on me that I would have a boy. When he was born, my heart was immediately taken by him. I used to yell at EMX telling him that we had too many matchbox cars, but I often found myself in the car aisle at Target, or even Wegmans looking for cars that we didn't have yet. I found myself buying 3 matchbox cars at Wegmans just today in fact. It's a disease apparently.
|We like to make weird faces. WHAT?|
I know someday Reed won't want to give me hugs and kisses like he does now. So any time he asks for ONE MORE hug and kiss, I never decline that request. It won't be long before he's in Kindergarten, riding the school bus, and then going to elementary, middle and then, GULP, high school.
|Someday they will hate me for this pic.|
So for now, I'm going to enjoy every single hug and kiss from my "baby" boy, every snuggle, every "I love you mommy." And right THIS second, I'm going to reminisce and look at pictures of Reedster from his early birthdays. :)