Monday, March 11, 2013

Braden's 6th Birthday

Six is hard.  It seems much bigger than five.  Five still seems primary.  Preschool.  Even Babies R' Us sells items up to 5t.  But Six.  That is the big boy section at Children's Place.  That is almost first grade.  That is big boy.  Independent boy.  That is the age that makes me realize my precious first born bundle of boy is not a baby anymore.  Tear.  Sigh.

Just don't tell him that.  He swears that he will never leave.  That he will live with us forever.  That firefighters don't get married.  They live at home with their parents.  He swears he will never go to college.  Never get married.  Never have children.  And the selfish, want to keep my boy my baby forever side of me is kind of ok with this idea.  But the logical side of me knows this is not the best for my boy.  And I always want the best for my boy.

So we celebrate another year of growing, another year taller, another year smarter, another year wiser.  Another year to be delighted that I get to be his mommy.  That he made me a mommy. 

I love you Braden Wright.  Happy SIX years!

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Man in the Yellow Hat

I was so excited to find out that Braden's school was going to celebrate Read Across America day by letting the kids dress as their favorite book character and walk in a school wide parade.  Braden was super excited and kept asking if people were going to be playing horns at the front of the parade ( and immediately thought of dressings Curious George (, not gonna buy a monkey suit for one day).  After several suggestions from me and several um...nos from him we finally settled on the Man in the Yellow Hat and decided that Braden could carry  Parker's stuffed Curious George.

The costume was fairly simple to put together (after I figured out how to rig the hat) and not too pricey to make.  After digging through his closet, a trip to Hobby Lobby, a little sewing and a lot of hot glue, this is what we rangled up...

watching the parade

she looks thrilled, doesn't she?

walking in the parade...he was so excited!

Braden and his buddy, Ty

mommy and Braden...and Parker hiding behind my back