Well, this past Saturday marked the 6th birthday of my wonderful, no longer a baby, big boy, John Owen! On the night before his birthday as we were putting him to bed, I took out his baby book, and we spent several minutes going through and looking at the story of his birth! In the book I have placed the ultrasound pictures we viewed as God created his every part, captions detailing how we felt about the experience of becoming parents, and other special moments and pictures prior to his coming into this world! And as I approached the page announcing his birthday, April 25th, I was overcome with disbelief that the beautiful baby boy in those pictures now sat beside me as a handsome 6 year old boy! My mind raced as I thought about 6 more years like these and he'll be 12! Then 6 more and he'll be 18!! What in world?!I could tell from the look on Jan's face that he was thinking the same thing! Jan and I both are so lucky to have John Owen. He is so smart and sensitive and well-liked by his friends...he's just great to be around! He's always loved his mommy, loved to hold my hair...and still does, but probably wouldn't want his "big" friends to know that!:-) He is so good at many things...reading, playing baseball, singing, board games, video games, & driving his little brother around in his jeep!
I am just amazed at his abilities everyday! Even when he's sick, he's a good patient! I feel overwhelmingly blessed to have John Owen, and I am so thankful that he was (and will always be) my 1st baby!
We held his birthday party on Sunday since we were trying to avoid baseball games on Saturday, and we had so much fun! John Owen requested a "Black Spiderman" cake, and he informed me that he would be dressed as "Black Spiderman," so we decided to ask his guests to dress up as whatever they wanted to be for the party. (Like Halloween in April!):-) It was so cute to see them all dressed up and playing in the backyard! It was rather warm for some of the costumes, but everyone was a good sport about it.
Here's a picture of the group...I'll have to post more pics from the party after I get my camera back from my husband who has borrowed it for work!:-)
Happy Birthday, John Owen! You hold a special place in my heart. After all, you made me a "Mommy!" We love you!