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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Happy 5th Birthday Marshall!

My baby turned 5 a couple weeks ago. It's still sinking in fully, but I'm trying hard not to let it.
My days of being a mommy to babies and toddlers is over. I now have 3 boys who'll be doing full time school work next year. It's hard to let go, but exciting to watch them learn and grow at the same time.
I am so proud of Marshall and how much he has learned and matured in the past year. He is reading, writing, and doing math. He is making friends and he'll soon be playing soccer. He rides his bike alone on the sidewalk, asks constantly to spend the night with Grandma and Grandpa, and brushes his teeth by himself. He is really showing a lot of independence. Marshall got his own library card yesterday and he is SO proud of it! He has literally been carrying it around with him everywhere he goes.
While I am so proud of his growth, I do love that he still needs me...
He needs me to give an extra kiss before heading into Sunday school or the kid's room at Lifetime. He still holds my hand in parking lots, stores, and in the swimming pool. He needs my help to take a bath and make lunch, and I really like feeling needed :).

Today we are going to enjoy the wonderful weather and spend some time at the MN zoo! One benefit of having older children is that we no longer need to drag our stroller around when we go. Of course, the downside to this is that we have no place to stash our jackets if we get hot :).

Here are some pictures from the party.

I love how he was adoring Mickey on the cake.

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