Ephraim turned 6 last month and we had a Ninjago party. (Ninjago is Ninja Legos.) Here is my pinterest Ninjago board.
Ephraim enjoyed his party and I think the little boys had fun. That said, I am staying away from Pinterest for a while. Too much pressure to put on a presentation and make your party a “show.” I get way too stressed about putting these parties together. It should be a relaxed time to celebrate the birthday kid, not a time to impress everyone!
A few days later, this happened:
Seeing my son graduate from kindergarten was bittersweet. When I saw him up there in his little cap and gown with all his friends, I teared up with a mother’s pride, and also with a mother’s fear. My chubby baby boy has grown up and learned so much! I love his gentle heart, his boyish mischief, and his wild abandon.
But I still remember the night my parents and Will’s body came home from Thailand, and Will’s high school graduation gown was hanging in the doorway of his old room. He died four days after he graduated. I will never be able to completely lose the fear that something will happen to my children. Most days, it is kept at bay, somewhere in the back of my mind, ignored. But sometimes, it swells up and pushes itself into my thoughts.
I hope and pray that my children will always be safe, healthy, and happy. I am so very proud of them both.