I am a bad mommy.
I sorta missed posting these pictures.
Of a pretty major event in the life of a just-turned 5 year old.
Jude’s birthday was in early February.
And my calendar is telling me it’s already early April.
Although we did celebrate, and I did get photographic proof, I hadn’t even edited these pictures until today.
Honestly, I sorta forgot about them.
You see, the day after I took these pictures was Monday the 14th. The day we got the really bad news that our HS update would not be forthcoming.
And, truly, it seemed that bringing Esther home was impossible.
So, well, y’all probably remember…
I kinda went into hiding for about 2 weeks after that.
But, back to the birthday boy… we sure did have fun celebrating my little man’s big day.
Jude is such an incredible kid – smart, sweet, funny.
And when he smiles?
We all smile.
At his request, we went to our usual birthday hangout.
With the usual birthday-celebrating peeps.
With the usual birthday grins.
And did the usual birthday things.
Scarfed down some snacks.
Watched a movie on the big screen.
And, of course, sang a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday.
And then ate cake.
My sweet Jude would never dream of actually eating birthday cake.
But he insisted we make one for his brothers and sisters.
That’s the kind of guy he is.
And, pretty sure we all agree, we certainly do like him that way.
Happy 5th birthday, Jude – just a few months late.
We sure do love you.
Then, now and forever.