My sweet Sammy turned 5 in early July, during my blog rest. Here are some wonderful photos of him since then.
Earlier this year we were offered a new-to-us bike without training wheels and I passed. Guess I was having a brain freeze! When he gets going strong on this one (which won’t be long), we’ll need another!
I was thinking about Sammy’s birthday party this year and how he melted since the family had come over after lunch on the following Sunday. And how I wanted his 5th birthday to be perfect…and it wasn’t! Then I remembered the melt-down I had at my 5 year old party when I couldn’t break the pinata open and my Mom had to take me inside the house for a talk! So before Sammy’s BD, I had told Tony I thought a perfect gift from him would be a fishing pole and to take him on his first bank fish trip. They ended up at a friends pond with Uncle Johnny – it couldn’t have been more perfect! And he caught 5 fish!! It was a great time for them all.
At times I’ve referred to him as my refining fire! I’m so grateful for the extra time with him as we homeschool so that I can know him better. He is a delightful child and I thank the Lord for the blessing to be his Momma!