I wanted to wait to absorb this but my little guy turned 6 last Sunday.
Yall that were there for his birth know the crazy story that was his birth. Hands up for all the natural, fast birth.
His 5th year was stellar! We spent time on the coast, ate at new places, hiked in new places (and old too!). We spent a lot of time at my house doing science projects 👓🔬🔍). Getting to see this little dude start kindergarten was my absolute favorite.
Not only is he an awesome reader and scientist, he is a huge helper and thoughtful advocate for himself and others.
His curiosity and adventurous spirit are some of my favorite traits of his.
Here's to year 6 sweet little!
Today is one of those days as a mama you lock deep inside your memory and your heart.
One of my besties and I planned 3 surprise adventures for today. And they went perfectly.
This kiddo *ran* most of our 3 mile hike, got a tour with all of the science nerding out, and rode an electric skateboard for the first time.
I got to watch this friend get married tonight. 20 years of friendship. 2 teenagers at sleepaway camp becoming sisters.
We made up fake last names to prove our sisterhood to our campers once we became cocos (co-counselors). We wrangled up to 16 9-10 year olds together. To all of their activities, meals, through showers, and then bed time devotions - talking about all the things that mattered to little hearts.
Since then - we've tackled adventures, climbing, hiking, school/work days (holla Starbucks), incredibly bad relationships, finding our adult selves and being able to stand up for our needs, becoming mamas. All while going through the ebb and flow of long distance friendship. Literally picking up where our 13 year selves would be proud of. #cherokeecabinforever