1. sleeps with Baby Bear
2. takes Jedi Training very seriously
3. curls into my lap during family prayer
4. eats Frosted Mini Wheats every morning and carefully turns each square sugar-side up
5. sings and dances with wild abandon
6. refuses fruit unless under great coercion
7. insists on a chapter of Harry Potter every night
And only mom is allowed to call him Gaby-baby.
7 is a year of tremendous growth; the transition year between little kid and big kid. So I wonder which of these will drop off the list before he turns 8?
But some things never change. He will always be my charming, beautiful, creative, angel Gabriel.
loving the sunflare here
Happy birthday, darling boy.
What a loving, lovely tribute to your birthday boy! I love the Jedi paired with Baby Bear. Happy Birthday, Gabriel!
I hope nothing drops off the list. Do they HAVE to grow up?!
Happy Birthday handsome boy! Hope you have a fantabulous Jedi party!
So incredibly sweet! You are an amazing mom. And that is one darling boy! Happy Birthday Gabriel!
Alyson (New England Living)
Happy birthday, Gabriel! You got some awesome shots!
i love it. i want to do this with luke now but know full well they won’t actually LOOK like this.
hope you’re well…
That light saber fighting while holding a teddy bear is so symbolic of that transition you mentioned from little kid to big kid. I love your photos. You are such a great mom of lots of kids to really spotlight them for their own individuality.
Love the light saber in the light shot.
And love shredded wheat, sunny-side up.
Happy Birthday Gabe!!! I hope you have a wonderful year. And I love the sun flare picture especially, Michelle – though all your photos are fantastic!
what a handsome 7 year old. It is sad when they start turning from little boy to big kid. Great pictures- my boys would fit right in especially at a Jedi party (great idea- you are too creative)
awwwww…. I SO need to call you. Seems like the days are slipping by quicker and quicker as I try to get projects finished before this baby comes in hopefully less than 3 weeks. The 2 hour time difference also throws me off. BUT I WILL attempt today. Sorry for being a slacker in getting in touch. Hope life is good. Talk soon.
So handsome. Can’t believe he’s already 7.
Those pictures are so beautiful, he is so beautiful! I’m sure somewhere between 7&8 he will not want to be called beautiful.
Michelle, I absolutely am in love with your blog, it is so(can I use the word beautiful one more time)beautiful!
Happy Birthday Gabe!
He is such a beautiful boy!!! And #4 – I TOTALLY DO THAT TOO! Hope he had the best birthday ever!
Happy Birthday! What a sweet post. I love how you describe your children.