Family PIc April 2015

Family PIc April 2015

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A Simple Birthday

Four years ago, today, we were blessed with this little guy.

Officially, he was the 7th child born to our family.   

These days, he doesn't like for us to call him "little." 

His favorite shirt is a red, size 3T t-shirt that says "BIG GUY" across the front, and if you ask him his nickname...he'll simply say "Big."

He has a smile that lights up any room, he gives the best hugs, loves dessert, eats his broccoli so he can be strong, runs like the wind, and is just learning to play baseball like his big brothers.

We've also discovered that he is our first "lefty" child.   :)

When he was born, his gift from his siblings was a beautiful little baseball glove - for a right hander...we could hardly wait for him to be big enough to use it.  (Who knew??)

So, today, for his birthday, he received his own "Lefty" baseball glove.

...And some chocolate!
As is our usual birthday custom, Daddy took the day off work to celebrate.  We all really love it when Daddy is home...AND we got the day off school!  Win-Win!
The birthday person always gets to choose a place to go out to eat...And Silas also wanted to "go to the mountains."
So, we took a few hours, drove a little near the Blue Ridge Parkway (the Parkway was closed, so we had to miss going through the tunnels - Boo-hoo!), then we went to one of our favorite spots for pizza.

Mom-of-the-year that I am, I didn't think about baking a cake until late last night.  And, let's just say it wasn't going to happen.  I refused to stress...I'm learning that a stressed, grumpy momma just ruins everything.  (Don't ask me how I know.)

So, on the way home today, we grabbed a small cake from the local grocery store, a container of ice cream, and had a simple dessert at home.

Nothing fancy...just a simple little birthday for a precious little BIG 4-year-old.

Silas, you add so much to our family - those smiles, those hugs, those twinkly eyes, those spunky little comments, and your desire to be "BIG" in so many ways.  Thank you for not caring that we bought your cake and ice cream on the way home...and for being so simple and easy to please. 

Happy Birthday, Big!  We love you so much!!

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