Just like that birthday season comes to an end. It was kind of bittersweet not to have a big party this year, but the low key weekend with my three favorite people in the whole world definitely made it more sweet than bitter.
And what a day it was. We celebrated this seven-year-old in exactly the way he wanted to celebrate: opening presents before breakfast, cinnamon rolls as a breakfast dessert, a short scoot to the bridge, watching Harry Potter (they just finished the first book), lunch at Noodles, playtime with some new toys, video-gaming with his dad and brother, pasta pillows + cake with some special guests, and more love + attention than he could handle. It was low key (we only left the house once, after all) and absolutely perfect for Chase.
Seven years ago, I became a mom. Forty weeks doesn’t adequately prepare you for what this role entails. In fact, seven years in and I’m still not sure if I’m doing a good job. But at the end of the day, they’re happy, I’m happy, and our hearts are full. No matter how many gifts I offer up to Chase, the gift he gave me by making me a mom trumps them all. And he’ll never really understand that—as it should be.
Updates on 7 Year Old Chase
He’s graduated to a two-wheel scooter…as of today! Chase has been scooting on on his three-wheeler for about four years. We gave him a scooter for his birthday today and he rocked it on his first outing.
He’s got a sweet little friend group. Chase spends his days at school with his two first-grade buddies and it’s adorable.
He thinks his dad is hysterical. Like really, really funny. It’s just one of the things Chase and I have in common.
He continues to have a sensitive soul. It comes with its ups and downs, but I’ll take his sweet, sensitive heart any day.
He no longer puts holes in his pants’ knees. That must mean his play has changed, right? Just another sign of growing up, I guess.
He loves Superman ice cream. That’s a real flavor. I don’t really get it, but that’s ok.
He’s kind of an expert traveler. He’s happy to read, play, watch movies, etc. for hours. He’s about the most contented little guy (or is he a medium guy now?) ever.