6/20/08

Big Boy

Six years ago today, Shark Boy was born. I remember lying in my hospital bed watching Mr. P cradling our tiny boy in his strong arms and smiling the biggest smile I'd ever seen on my husband's face. And little Shark was scowling the fierest, most hilarious scowl ever seen on a person who is 2 minutes old. Baby Shark wasn't crying, but he was clearly peering out with much disapproval of his new surroundings.

That it was 6 years ago is very hard to believe.

We had a swim party with a shark theme. What else?

The invitation:
The cake:The kid:


My handsome boy. Those blue eyes with their thick fringe of long black lashes will make the girls feel faint one day. You are so smart, so tall and strong, confident and cool.

At six years old, you still sleep with Bonaire, your stuffed sea turtle. You still want to snuggle with me when you're sleepy and you hold my hand willingly when we walk along together.

Yet, despite these glimmers of a smaller boy, six is an age that is fixed determinedly in the direction of those higher numbers. What I see most in you is what you are becoming.

And I am so proud of you.

17 comments:

Marie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHARK BOY!!!!

Time sure flies when you are having fun.

Shea said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! Wow, how time flies, our boys will be grown before we know it. Enjoy every minute!

Rachel said...

He is so handsome! That cake is too cute.
Does he like younger women? Princess is only a year and a half younger than he is. They'd make a gorgeous, ridiculously smart and sassy couple.
I'm just sayin'.

Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Happy Birthday Shark Boy!

Carrie said...

Happy birthday to him! Hope he has a great year.

crunchiemummy said...

Happy Birthday to your little cutie!!!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Happy Birthday Shark Boy!

Love that cake and the invites.

p.s. he does have gorgeous eyes and lashes...I can say that now...he won't like it when he's old enough to drive ;)

Heather said...

Happy Birthday, Shark Boy! He's definitely gonna be a heart breaker!

Drama Mama said...

precious cake!

C said...

Happy Birthday Sharky :) Mine will be turning three this summer and I also feel like the those years have flown!

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anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

What the hell is that previous commenter talking about. Dayum.

I love the invite & cake. How appropriate. I can't believe you found something SO PERFECT! Happy B-day, Sharky!

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Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday!

JCK said...

You are in BIG trouble when he is a teenager and the girls look into those eyes. Yikes!

Congrats on this beautiful passage!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Happy birthday to your little man! He looks like his daddy.

nell said...

Happy Birthday to Shark Boy!

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