Four years ago on this day I became a mom. I have experienced so much in – all things considered – so little time. Words can’t describe the transformation of becoming a mom and all that it entails. This journey has been eventful and so full of life. This little guy opened my womb and started my mommy-hood!
September 14 2009 – Four years ago this little man came to visit.
Four years later we celebrate! And did we EVER celebrate!
Birthdays are not taken lightly in the Lewis household: “Birthday Weekend” we call it. Many conversations led up to the “Birthday Weekend”. On Birthday’s Eve we had a complete birthday party with the extended local fam: grandparents aunts and uncles. We had balloons hats balloons blowers and did I mention balloons?
He wanted a Lightning McQueen cake (from Pixar’s CARS – which he pronounces “White-neen Mukeen Birfbay). His dad even managed to make a racetrack on the cake complete with a Piston cup and all. We opened presents ate a wonderful meal (Baked Crusted Tilapia with Ginger-Lime sauce!) had cake and even lit fireworks in the backyard thanks to “Grandpa Mack” – I mean “Pi-Pie” as Kenimer calls him.
I don’t know who was more blessed: Kenimer or we his parents. It is so fulfilling to give gifts to our children. We love to bless him. He giggles and is so appreciative and thankful. He repeatedly said “I wike my birfbay par-ee mama”.
On the grand ole day we had a special Birthday breakfast of dad’s morning specialty bacon and eggs. I showed Kenimer his baby pics and told the story of his birth. He kept saying “I not a baby anymore mama!” excitedly.
Later he went to preschool and came home with a birthday crown then in the afternoon we measured him on the “growth door” and got some handprints! Then later than evening we went to Tokyo Joe’s for Kenimer’s first experience with a Japanese steakhouse. This was so exciting. He laughed and laughed. He ate and laughed some more. That was a Win Win because we all love eating there but even more-so because we got to see the joy on his face of being treated special on his special day.
The wonderful birthday night ended with Kenimer dozing off balloon in one hand his night-light “Wally” in the other.
Kenimer – we love you and look forward to so many more birthdays! You bring us so much joy! Thank you for brightening each and every day! You are such a gift!