time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life - brian andreas

Thursday, October 25, 2012

dawsons birthday

guess what?
dawsons birthday was a month ago and i am finally posting about it. 
i'm so on the ball.

better late than never.
at least that is what i am telling myself...to justify not only my tardiness, but the upcoming posts which are also ridiculously fashionably late.

dawson turned six on october 4th. 
he feels so old.
and so do i.

i swear it was just yesterday that i looked like this:

i debated even posting this picture.
because it is so hideous.
and he looked like this:

dawson, 1 week old
and now he looks like this:

dawson, 6 years old

with the kids all being at different schools (on different schedules, with multiple pickup/drop off times...it's awesome.  i'm basically a taxi service), it has given us some time with the kids individually.  we were able to take dawson out for a birthday lunch...he picked taco bell (wth?!) and was thrilled that dylan could meet us.

true to form, dawson had grandiose plans for his big day. 
they included chuck e cheese, a bowling party, and a super hero themed costume party.  he wanted all his favorite friends who have moved (far) away to drive here for the party and he wanted all his cousins in attendance. 
but true to form, he was completely content with hand written cards from his siblings, a crown made by his classmates, and dinner at home with his friend ben.


the crazies...there was LOTS of candy, LOTS of yelling, and LOTS of horn blowing.
it was a mothers dream.
dawson requested spaghetti 'with long noodles,' mashed potatoes, bread sticks, and gatorade.
weirdest meal ever.
and he loved it.

seriously when did he get so big?!
but more importantly, why is he smiling so creepy?

and there was cake. 
and a big wish which included a monster truck (a real one, not a toy), a visit from his friend sophie, and lots of cake. 

it took dawson approximately 16 tries to blow all the candles out.
among other family traits, he has my grandma dorothy's lungs.

dawson has been an absolute dream child.
he is bright, thoughtful, caring, and inquisitive.
he starts talking the moment he wakes up, and doesn't stop until past bedtime.

dawson loves reading.  he just finished a 304 page book and is always requesting more books.
he loves playing with friends, sports, super heroes, and art.
dawson is a good eater but is hesitant to try new things (he is his father's son).
people say he looks just like dylan.   
i don't see it, but i consider it a compliment.

dawson loves harper and beckham and is always the mediator.
he is sensitive.
and kind.

he is silly and laughs quickly.
when i ask him what he wants to be as an adult, he says wolverine.

we love you dawson. 
may you always have grandiose plans for your life, be content with what you have, and may all your biggest wishes come true.



  1. I love the way you write. Its lovely:)

  2. So sweet! You've got a special boy. Happy Birthday Dawson!

  3. What a great post. Happy birthday, Dawson!!!

  4. Love the picture of his baby head and the carb-loaded birthday dinner. Happy Birthday Dawson!