Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Six? Seriously? Is that all?

People say that time flies and that your kids will be grown and gone in the blink of an eye. That's not really the case for me. Tyler turned 6 today and while everyone else was saying, "Wow, he's getting so big! It seems like just yesterday he was crawling around and wearing diapers!" I was thinking, wow, you're only six? I feel like Tyler has been in my life forever. I feel like I have been a parent for way longer than six years. (That doesn't mean I know anything yet about parenting, but that's a different story.) I barely remember life before I had children. I guess I didn't worry about memories much back then. Once I had a child, I wanted to remember everything. I started taking pictures when I had a baby. I started scrapbooking when a had a baby. I filled my brain with a million baby/parenting facts when I had a baby. What's the capital of Montana? Beats me. But I can tell you that you shouldn't give honey to a baby because they could get botulism. I love being a mom. Now, six years later, I feel like things might start to get easier (my baby is almost 2) but in all reality, they are just going to be a different kind of hard. It's a good thing they are so much fun and I love them so much!

Here are some pictures of Tyler on each of his 6 birthdays:

p.s. he has had the same alligator cake for 3 years in a row. I wonder if he thinks that's his only option?


mom/grandma debbi said...

How wonderful! So sorry I couldn't be there. Glad he had a great day!

Elizabeth said...

What a sweet boy! Happy Birthday Tyler!

Gardener said...


Happy Birthday to Tyler from the Garden.

I can totally relate.

Laurel said...

What a cute boy! And I get what you mean... I am so used to Isabel in my life I really have a hard time remembering what it was like without her permanantly attached to me! Well he is adorable and you seem to be doing just fine with the parenting business. Happy Birthday to Tyler!

Amber said...

You are so right. Life before children is so hard to even remember. Why did I ever even get out of bed on the weekend. No idea!
Happy Birthday Tyler!

tara said...

what a stud...i love those tiny glasses! good luck with the next 6 years