Today Liam turns seven. SEVEN. I say it every year and it is still true: how does time go by so fast?
Of course, I'm sure my own mother is sitting around thinking "how the heck did Cari get to be 35?!"
What can I say about Liam that hasn't already been said? He remains the sweet, smart, wonderful, loving and caring kid he's always been. He's also rambunctious, occasionally cantankerous, and can deploy sarcasm with deadly accuracy. He can teeter between Tough Guy one minute and Caring Sensitivity the next.
I love that he and Jamie are suddenly starting to play together and enjoy it. That's not to say that they don't annoy each other - and with Jamie entering the Terrifically Terrible Threes that happens a lot - but it's a nice change to hear them giggling together.
Over the last year he's found new depths of self-control and discipline as he continues his study of Tae Kwon-Do and entered school full time. First grade has been wonderful for him and he has really been enjoying it. His teacher makes the classroom a fun and engaging place to be which makes learning that much more exciting for Liam.
I'm so proud of the person he is becoming and I wonder how we managed it. How did all our mistakes get outweighed by whatever it was we did right? And can we continue that?
So here's to Year Seven - may it bring more happiness and joy. Happy Birthday, Liam!