Monday, July 26, 2010

4 In July!

It has happened, it is here. My "4 in July" year old is finally 4. I don't know who was more excited, him or I.

It takes my breath away to think he will be five next year. I even got him to agree to not get any older but I doubt he can hold up his end of the bargain.
birthday boy

I will never forget the day these beautiful eyes first looked at me like he had always known me.
birthday eyes

I am so proud of the little boy he has become. I love his imagination and his compassion for others, especially his little brother. I love the natural leader his is and the self confidence he has.
birthday boy party

If I could, I would freeze him at this age. Nothing beat picking him up after lunch to take him to the gift shop and the cafe for a soda and an ice cream. One on one time is sparse so I cherish every moment. The best part was he did not want to sit in a chair by himself in the cafe, he wanted to sit in my lap (I know I will miss that).
birthday cupcake

He teaches me to be a better person everyday and I never knew my heart could go walking around outside my body. He gave me the hardest and the most rewarding job and I couldn't do it without him.

Happy Birthday Sweetheart! I love you!


  1. Awww, Happy Birthday Ciccio! What a sweet post.

  2. Happy Birthday, Fransesco! Yay for being FOUR!!! He is adorable, Cara...I love that sweet lip-biting smile!

  3. Happy birthday Francesco! I've tried to get my kids to promise not to age, but they still do gosh darnit. ;)