Wednesday, April 22, 2009


This morning he woke up first, as always, and he woke up his sister, as always. I awoke to their voices in the living room.

"Is there anything you want to say to me today, KayTar?"


"Do you know what day it is today?"

"The day we go to Putt Putt Funhouse!"

"No, that is this weekend. What is TODAY?"


"No. Something about ME, something about ME today...what is it?"

"You have school?"

"Yes, but that isn't it. What is SPECIAL about today? About how old I am?"


"No, I'm seven. What do you want to say to me?"

"Good morning?"

At this point, I interrupted, "JUST SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HIM, KAYTAR!"

"Happy birthday, Bubs!"

"Thanks!" he said, genuinely pleased even though it took several minutes of dialogue and a direct command from me to get her to say it.

He was completely dressed and ready for school before the rest of us had even rolled out of bed.


We let him open a gift this morning, a giant Bionicle. He was thrilled and wanted to start building it right away. Since he was completely ready for school already, we let him spend 5 or 10 minutes working on it.


KayTar and I brought him a special lunch at school today, his choice, Burger King. We got to sit at a special table at the front of the cafeteria and he was ecstatic.


I made secret arrangements for his best friend to come home with us after school and spend the night. When his friend told him he said, "Mooom, is he REALLY?" And I said, "He sure is!" BubTar, shocked by the blatant rule-breaking, said, "But Mom, its a school night!" What good are rules if you can't break them now and again?


Tonight, we are having his favorite dinner, barbecue chicken sandwiches with corn on the cob. My parents are going to bring one of his gifts over this evening, too.


All in all, I think seven is off to a great start!

Happy birthday, my blue-eyed boy!


Aliki2006 said...

First of all, that picture is adorable! Second, happy birthday to BubTar!!

Amy Y said...

Sounds like a great birthday to me!!

Woman in a Window said...

OH MY GOSH! That baby picture! Frig! (enough exclamation marks?)
Yes, happy birthday seven!

Becca said...

He was an adorable baby! And is a very handsome boy. Happy birthday!

Mimi said...

What a wonderful birthday! Awww.

Pgoodness said...

Happy Birthday to him - what a great day!!

flutter said...

I just want to squish him, he is so cute. Happy Birthday, sweet boy

Lady M said...

Happy Birthday, Bub!

Jaden Paige said...

Awww... I agree, what a great beginning to his year! It sounds like you really made his day special... That is so awesome :) Happy Birthday again, Bubtar!

mamatulip said...

Happy Birthday to your GORGEOUS boy!! He shares his birthday with my brother - it's a good day!

painted maypole said...

sounds great!

(and am I reading correctly. do bubtar and Beck's Baby have the same Bday?)

~aj~ said...

What an absolutely perfect birthday! I remember having the occasional week day sleepover with my best friend and it was just the BEST feeling in the world.

Happy birthday, Bub!!!!

(It still boggles my mind that you have a 7 year old!)

Don Mills Diva said...

Look at those eyes!!!

What a great mom you are - I wish you would come and do all that stuff on MY birthday...

Happy birthday to BubTar!

Run ANC said...

Happy, happy birthday! How he's grown!!

ewe are here said...

What great surprises you had for him -- well done!!!

Hope he had a brilliant day!

Janet said...

I can see his 7-year-old self in his sweet baby face.
It sounds like his day was very special.

Junie's Blog said...

Hope he had a great b-day!! Oh and Matthew did the smae thing to Mia and she didn't get what he was driving at either! lol

Amelia said...

A FANTASTIC start! Happy birthday Bubtar!

Bon said...

oh, those pictures. Posey is quite captivated by baby BubTar.

and it points out to me yet again how fast it goes. he's lovely. happy belated birthday, to your boy.

sheree said...

what a cool mom you are!

I love that morning interaction between bubtar and kaytar...priceless.

natalie said...

Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday, Bub-Tar!
Happy birthday to you!!


Seven is one of my most favorite ages...I teach a whole classroom of little seven year olds!!! If you ever want any jokes, just ask your mom to e-mail me. I've got a whole list of jokes for seven year old boys!!!


InTheFastLane said...

The sibling conversation so SOOO familiar! Hope his birthday was a BLAST!

Beck said...

Happy birthday, handsome.

moplans said...

oh I didn't think he could be any cuter but I had never seen a shot of him as a baby.
sounds like a great day! Happy birthday bubtar!

I think I need one of those sandwiches too.

Jenny, the Bloggess said...

This post totally made me smile. Happy (late) birthday, Bubtar.