After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.

Friday, August 21, 2015

This boy is a HANDFUL!

In more ways than one this boy is a handful.  Particularly after today since he just turned FIVE!!! 

Yes, this little cowboy was very excited yesterday when he realized that "TOMORROW IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!"
You have no idea how many times I heard that as he danced around the house chanting it.  Bouncing off the furniture and walls.  Literally.  And to tell you the truth, I have no idea how many times I heard it either.  Or how many times I have told him to stop bouncing off the furniture and the walls.  

You also won't believe the list of things he wanted for his birthday.  One of his most requested items was a pair of spurs.  He even knew which ones he wanted.  But, his father and I decided that spurs for this boy would not be making the cut this year. 
However, this black cowboy hat did.  I had a friend stop by today and we gave it to him while she was there.  Her favorite thing about the whole evening I think was how big his eyes got when he opened that hat. 

He may sleep with it on tonight.  And it would be great if we could find his new cowboy boots. No idea where those went 

Oh, and being the terrible mother that I am, I didn't get his cake made today.  But being the loving, sweet, forgiving boy he is (at least when he isn't antagonizing his sisters, which may be one very big reason why spurs didn't make the cut this year), he let me stick candles in his pizza and we sang to him before dinner. 

This kid is a handful. He is smart, sweet, fun, funny, passionate, loving, kind and just an all around great kid.  I am so glad he is my boy. If I only get one, he is a great one to have!

Did I mention that he is a handsome little guy, too?? 

And he is excited to start some school this year.  Maybe he will even start wearing his hat the right way.  At least his cowboy hat. 
I love this boy.  So does everyone else in this family.  He is an easy kid to love! 
Happy Birthday to my little man!