Caleb’s 6th Birthday

On the 14th of October my little man turned 6 years old. It is just unreal. He amazes me everyday how grown up he is. Instead of having a party this year we decided to take Caleb to Lagoon. When we took him to the State Fair he acted so fearless on all the rides that we thought it would be the perfect year to take him. The night before we had family over and ate spaghetti. It was very informal and just hanging out. Ben and I got him a little top set that crash into each other. At first the gift was a flop. We didnt get it but then we put the tops on the table and it became a great family activity! Caleb and Daddy went against Mommy and Ciara. There was lots of cheering and laughing! The night ended in a rich chocolate cake and trick candles.

At first we intended to take Ciara with us to Lagoon but decided it would be best if she stayed with her Nanny Walker. I wanted the day to be all about Caleb. It worked out great! Uncle Aaron, Daddy and Mommy gave Caleb all our attention and cheers riding the roller coasters!

As soon as we got to Lagoon, Uncle Aaron and Daddy said the first ride is the white wood roller coaster. I dont think Caleb knew what he was in for. He didnt cry or anything but it scared the crap out of him. He laughed and said wow. We didnt end up riding that one again. It was Mommys favorite ride. Then we went on a few kiddy rides but Daddy really wanted him to ride the Calossus roller coaster. When we told Caleb about it he said that was the one he would ride like a hundred times. So We walked over there and Caleb got scared.
It took about 10 min to convince Caleb to go, which involved lots of tears and screaming. We told him if he didnt like the ride he didnt have to ride anything else he didnt want to. So he did. Mommy didnt go on it due to the bun in the oven. (I ended up riding it later when I talked to a manager about the warnings of roller coasters and pregnancy and they said it was just a precaution and if Im healthy, and not to far along I should be fine.) I screamed so loud for him as I watched him do two loops on this fast roller coaster. When he walked off the ride I couldnt contain my pride for him! And guess what?! He loved it!! After that no ride was off limits! He even rode the wicked roller coaster that drops you… (Made Mommy sick) but he loved it so much he went on it twice in a row. He sat next to me and giggled at me that I screamed almost the whole time. He really enjoyed his day!

Really, this trip was so good for our family. We are sad that Ciara couldnt come, but with the new baby on the way I know Caleb wont get very many chances for exclusive time with Mommy and Daddy…. plus we had Aaron who totally pumped Caleb up.
There was one ride Caleb really didnt like, it was like a walk through ride that was scary for Halloween. Recently he has had a hard time believing that Halloween things are fake. But once he got off the ride he was proud of himself. ๐Ÿ™‚

At the end of the day, we all got big slurpys… yummy. It was a perfect ending to a queezy stomach. ๐Ÿ™‚ hehe. Happy Birthday my little man!
I am so proud of the little man you are. You are the most responsible 6 year old I know. I just love you so much! We have been through so much together and I cant wait to see the man you will become! I still remember rocking you and singing for hours while you slept on my chest. And watching you learn to walk in Grandmas store, eating biscotti’s when you started teething, how you would call me Nonny instead of Mommy, and being the most confident and friendly kid ever! I envy your skill at making friends with everyone and your charm with adults. I also remember you being my light when I felt I had nothing to go on for. When I thought all was lost you would see me crying and come and hold me. It always made me giggle! I will never forget how your sweet little smile brought me the confidence to better our lives. Cant believe it has been 6 years since they put you in my arms for the very first time. I love you so much!

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