March 27, 2016

8 is great!

The Tobster turned 8 on March 8th! We had a combined friends/family Star Wars themed party on the Saturday before his birthday (his birthday was on a Tuesday). Thanks to Toby's collections of Star Wars stuff, I didn't have to purchase very many decorations. 

I thought the light sabers in the window were a nice touch. :)

On his actual birthday, he and I went to see Zootopia together. It was a fun mommy and son date.

I can't even express how much I love this boy. He has stretched me so much as a parent and as a person. He's my intense boy with lots of intense emotions.  He's always felt everything so deeply -- whether it be rage, sadness, happiness, love. And he's always been my boy on the go who will try anything that involves movement and competition.  He's still my pickiest eater and an expert with rebuttals (which worries me a little) but he is also very sensitive and kind and always worried about how others are feeling.  He still loves to give me hugs all the time and I am truly enjoying quoting movies together and sharing inside jokes now.  8 really is great.

I love you, T-man, and I absolutely love being your mom.

Happy 8th birthday!

March 3, 2016

Zack's birthday post

I'm trying to catch up on all my posts.
Zack turned one on December 5! (He is now almost 15 months old)
I could say so much about this cute boy of mine.  He is so easy going, so cuddly, so happy.  Although it took him a good year to get the sleeping thing down, he is now a pretty darn good sleeper. 

 Since it has been 3 months, I don't remember a whole lot about his birthday. We had family over, we ate lots of sugary things and he opened a few gifts.
Oh and we had these cute sesame street cupcakes made. Zack does love him some Elmo.


The best part of any 1-yr-old birthday party is, of course, the exploring and destroying of the birthday cake.

Yes, my child. Sugar is amazing.

I feel bad admitting this, but I've been more emotional about Zack hitting his milestones than any other baby.  The past year has flown by. He finished breastfeeding a little over a month ago.  It was bittersweet to be officially done.  I'll miss that mother-baby bond. (And I gotta pat myself on the back for breastfeeding all 3 of my babies until they were just over a year -- that is no small accomplishment!) Anyway, I sure love my little Zack man. Even though he is now in that busy, explorative toddler phase, he is so much fun.  He laughs so easily and charms anyone he meets with his sweet smiles.  We can't imagine life without our Zack Attack!