Friday, October 05, 2007

Ode to Eldest-Age 6

This is Eldest.

He is good at lots of things.

He is very good at baseball.

And now football.

Eldest has two little brothers named Middle and Baby. They're always copying.

On summer vacation, Eldest likes to go to the beach at Cape Cod.

This summer, he wasn't even scared to to jump off the sand dunes.

He got pretty good.

On special occasions, Eldest likes to go to Fenway Park to cheer on the Red Sox.

Eldest started kindergarten this year. Sometimes, Eldest forgets that markers only go on paper.

Time out.

After a nice bath,

and a nice dinner dessert,

it's time for bed.

When they've finished reading Strega Nona for the thousandth time, Eldest's mother gives him a kiss and says, "You know, I really can't believe that you're already 6 years old! Where did the time go? You're sensitive, impatient, smart, cautious, calm and finicky. I love you very much, my 6 year old big boy.

And Eldest gives her a kiss back and says, "Yeah, but when can I open my presents?"


Totally copied from the book Olivia by Ian Falconer.

(I wrote this entry last year on Eldest's birthday.)

17 comments:

Pinks & Blues said...

That was so sweet!! You have such handsome boys!! And I totally know (even from myself) that present line! Great post!!
- Audrey
Pinks & Blues

Patois said...

A lovely ode. Beautiful photos and words.

Mom of 5 said...

I really love that. :) Happy Birthday to the Eldest!!!!!

Kricket said...

What a goodlooking group of boys. Happy Birthday Eldest.

Mrs. Chicky said...

He's a sweetie pie. Happy birthday to your little man!

(and that last picture slays me)

iheartchocolate said...

Oh, I like this! How sweet. Boys are just so great. How blessed you are!

very creative, even if you copied.

Judy said...

Happy Birthday Eldest!

It is a great day to have a birthday - you are in good company!

slouching mom said...

Eldest has a fantastic smile.

Happy Birthday, Eldest!

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Happy Birthday, Eldest!!! Wow, yous a fertile gal around Jan/Feb time!!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Eldest.

Sarah - you amaze me with your posts.

painted maypole said...

Happy Birthday,Eldest!

(and I've tagged your mama over at my place)

Deb said...

He's a cutie! Happy birthday to him and happy anniversary to you, Mom!

P.S. I've been reading you for AGES. Love seeing you on my blog!

Kate said...

If I promise to act 6, can I be your eldest on Fenway Park days??? Pretty Pretty please?? By the way, my eldest is 16 and you want to talk about time flying!

MadMad said...

Aw, how cute! My son's Bday was this week, too (the 2nd - but a year older). Happy Birthday, Eldest!

CakeHead said...

Aww, I love your "ode to..." posts. Happy birthday Eldest!

Cherann said...

What a cutie!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Sweet! Happy Birthday Eldest!!!

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