06 August 2008

birthday wishes

my littlest guy just made six.









he's a sensitive soul, this one. he still craves cuddles and kisses, and he's got this infectious giggle that starts in his belly and bubbles up like the trevi fountain.

in less than a week, he'll trek off to kindergarten, and my prayers for him generally play out in this order:

1. please, God, keep him safe
2. remind him to heed his teacher
3. preserve his innocence, this little-boy-ness i so cherish

ps: also, this thing we have going, where he doesn't think twice about clasping my hand as we cross a noisy street? please keep it alive just a bit longer.


happy birthday, my sweet boy.

16 comments:

deconstructing jen said...

I'm deathly afraid of kindergarten. we have one more year before my oldest heads out.

Happy birthday! He looks so sweet. :D

Jenn said...

absolutely precious!! mine is heading off to kinder soon too...your words definitely hit home!!

take a bow Jenn

Jen said...

My oldest is about to tackle this new adventure also. To say that I am emotionally torn is an understatement.

Liliana said...

My little one is heading to Kinder this year too...I know exactly how you feel!!! :(

Happy Birthday to him!!

Tiff said...

My son is in his second year of full day pre-school at the local elementary school. It's hard still to let him go. He's only three and a half and still so young.

Happy Birthday him!!!

Kimberly said...

I'll add my prayer to yours. How hard it must be to be on the brink of so much change.

A Rubber Band Collection said...

Happy Birthday to you! And you definitely have one of the sweetest six year olds that I've ever met. :o)

janae said...

Good luck sending him off to kindergarten. It's so tough, isn't it. Especially when they are tender and still like to be with us, cuddle, etc. He's a handsome one.

Heidi Zawisza said...

love your pics....as usual!! Happy birthday to your son! I gave you something over on my blog. Have a great day!

Whitney :) said...

Nic ... is his actual birthday the 6th? If so, he shares his day with my Kathryn! She turned 7 on August 6th :)

Happy birthday to him!

Whitney :)

PamperingBeki said...

Is it your goal to make me cry with every blog post? You're the Barbara Walters of bloggers.

And you're darn good at it.

Bless your sweet little boy!!

Bowznstuff said...

oooo he is so handsome! Fabulous photos!

Geeta said...

Happy birthday young man! Don't you have the sweetest, most caring mother? And so clever too:)

Leah said...

Sweet Lady..your words of your little guys turning a year older are emotional...time goes so fast...I'm finding out so quickly and the words you speak about your little guys, so sweet, innocent and what an incredible mother you seem to be! PeRFECT photos, as usual. ;) Leah

PamperingBeki said...

Is it your goal to make me cry with every blog post? You're the Barbara Walters of bloggers.

And you're darn good at it.

Bless your sweet little boy!!

A Rubber Band Collection said...

Happy Birthday to you! And you definitely have one of the sweetest six year olds that I've ever met. :o)