Monday, November 29, 2010

six!


Can you believe it? Six! Somehow, six just doesn't seem to be a big enough number for all that is G. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. He is such a force, that to count to six is over too soon!


I feel like with G his age would be best counted in breaths. So high would I go, adding all of those counted during the hours I have sat beside him, watching the second hand as he struggled to breathe, so close to being too many, so relieved when it wasn't. Higher and higher I would count, until I had a number as big as him.


Being a younger brother can come down in many ways, and with G he is so ... much. He is a best friend and a good brother, a firm believer in himself, and while endlessly patient also quick to stand his ground.


He has always been nimble and graceful and wows us with his tricks ... dance, gymnastics, performance. So much agility in a skinny body. He loves to explore and be with his family.


He insists on being heard, on playing fair, on managing what is right. He sings loudly, runs fast, and laughs until he cries. He is so shy with strangers, but gives 200% to those he knows and trusts.


He is so good with his brother and is fiercely protective of him. He hates being away from him for even a minute, and counts the seconds even if they are apart for only a short karate class.


He loves color, music, patterns, puzzles, and soft fuzzy animals. He has a wicked sense of humor, and loves to bake. He can do e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. all by himself. Ahem.


He is my heart, and I cannot imagine the world without him.


Six is such a small number, but I don't say that hoping to speed time along, because I plan to savor every moment.


Just like he does.


Happy birthday sweet boy.

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18 comments:

Eluciq said...

happy birthday g.

he looks so grown up in that last photo...oh my! great shots by the way!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday G!

Stephany said...

Happy Birthday to your six year old. I forgot how close in age the boys are. It goes so fast doesn't it?

se7en said...

Happy Birthday cute boy!!! I hope six is an awesome year for you!!! Full of fun and adventure and exploring!!!

Miranda said...

Happy birthday G! And what fabulous photos Denise!

Mom Daughter Style said...

this is a wonderful blog, i was just looking at your activities with the boys and I can find good inspirations of what to do with my daughter in the future even now.

Amber said...

Oh and so so beautiful he is....Happy birthday gorgeous boy. And congratulations to a wonderful mummy..xxx

Stephanie said...

Sweet, sweet boy.
Happy Six to you!!

(Lovely sentiments, Mama.)

Monica said...

what a GREAT kid. happiest day of birth G!
and happy birthing day mama!

Tara said...

Gosh... six is here already?

Many happy wishes to you G!!!

Denise, your b&w portraits took my breath away - so beautiful :0)

Francesca said...

Happy Birthday G!

Jodi Anderson said...

This is so sweet.

Happy birthday to your baby. xo!

Heart Rockin Mama said...

What a lovely post for your boy.
Happy Birthday to him, and Happy Birth Day to you.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful love you have for your G...it's so evident through your words and photos. Happy Birthday to G! Six is such a wonderful age. :)

Sara said...

Happiest of birthdays G!!

Annie said...

Happy birthday, little man!

Andrea said...

Happy, happy birthday to your young man!

Sam said...

Wow, that brought a tear to my eyes. Beautiful post!