February 9, 2010

Seven

Noah turned seven today. Seven seems so big and it is. It is forts, nerf gun battles, Star Wars Legos, sleep-overs, and lots of jokes about bodily functions. All sorts of big boy stuff which was making me feel kind of nostalgic last night. And then Noah showed me that seven means other stuff, too. Sitting at the dinner table last night, Noah started talking about how he couldn't wait to wake up in the morning to find his presents, birthday cards, and his number seven shirt. It caught me off guard. I hadn't made a shirt for him because I assumed he would think it too babyish. I was exhausted from staying up late and had to do lots of digging to find the fabric and fusible webbing, but it also made me smile. My sweet little monkey boy loves traditions as much as I do. And as I tucked him into bed, he reached for my hair, rubbed it against his cheek and sighed with contentment. It turns out seven is a mama-made t-shirt, dirty fingernails, and a Star Wars clone guy all mixed together. And I love that mixture. Happy Birthday, Noah!

9 comments:

Emily said...

Happy Birthday, Noah! Seven sounds like it's going to be a pretty good year!

aimee said...

congrats!!! and you are BRAVE to weather an overnighter - i've talked my way out of them so far. my daughter turned seven a few months ago and i think it is a fabulous age. all that toil and sweat in the infant, toddler and preschooler years start to pay off. it is a fun, smart, creative age, and even better, they're not quite full blown rebels yet. yay for all of you!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday, Noah! (And the shirt thing made me teary...we miss you guys!)

morninglight mama said...

How perfectly wonderful, Lucia!! Happy birthday to your big guy. :)

And, just to show you that I'm also in the world of boys (who is only a few birthdays past Noah), I read the beginning of your third sentence as "It is farts..." Yup, these boys have an effect on us, that's for sure! (And, I can name a ton of SW figure guys now, too!) :)

likeschocolate said...

We have loved having a seven year old twice, and it is so much fun. Happy Birthday Noah from across the sea!

Juniper said...

What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your little fella.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Noah. I love SEVEN.

Jan

Cami said...

Love the shirt, and the images of a 7-year-old boy and his mommy. Thanks for that.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. I will pass them on to Noah. So far seven is very good!