Caleb’s 5th Birthday! I Can’t Believe We Are HERE Already

Our baby boy is 5 years old. I can’t believe it. Well, I can… but maybe I don’t want to. We spent the most wonderful day with our children celebrating our youngest on the 16th and now I can’t look at him without crying. Why? Because I remember him like this –>

That sweet face. That little body. That precious smell. Always snuggling in my arms. Always nestled in my robe and reaching for me and my warmth. The older they get … the more they don’t need us, right? Well, I guess that’s not actually the case. My daughter – who is 12 – needs me now more than ever. Just in a different way. We evolve – as humans, as parents, as time pushes on.

Back to the birthday.

Caleb’s birthday happened to fall on C DAY which really worked out. LOL. He wanted to bring in cookies and cupcakes. How could I tell him no? We brought in a few different varieties and got to see his class in action for the very first time. Super sweet. I walked around to each corner and soaked every section in. It was nice to get a glimpse of his little space.

Then we were able to bring in one of his favorite books and read it to the class. Naturally, he was trying to be a comedian and give commentary after every page that I read. Everyone laughed. Even I did from time to time. I think I need to buy this kid a mic because he is always on. Wonder who he takes after??????

After school, he played a bit outside with some friends and then we ate our way through Friday. Ice cream all day long!

And you know he didn’t complain!

Here’s a quick look at the video we made using our Instagram stories fromt the big day. Not a lot going on but I couldn’t just delete these precious memories. 50 years from now, I know I’m going to want to look back at that smushy little face.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.