Kender's 7th Birthday

Looks like it’s been a little over a month since my last post, and a lot has happened that I want to share! It will definitely take more than one post, so I’ll start with Kender’s birthday. 

On the 15th of June, my firstborn son turned 7! He wanted a friend party, and let’s just say I’m not a fan of birthday parties… I’m an introvert with an anxiety disorder so it’s just a recipe for a mental breakdown… But Kender has matured so much this past year. He’s been so helpful to me, and such a good big brother. He deserved a birthday party, so I sucked it up and threw him one. And you know what? It really wasn’t too bad. 

We invited 9 friends over, but only 6 could make it so we had 8 kids total. I had the yard all set up with a pool and some squirt guns, but it ended up being cloudy and cool so the kids mostly hung out on the trampoline or played with legos inside. 

Kender’s got some really cool friends. I really enjoyed having them over to celebrate my favorite 7 year old, and I really enjoyed seeing their parents, who happen to be some of my favorite people. Why was I so worried? Oh yeah, anxiety disorder – it’s not rational. 😆 

I went a little crazy with these candles… He had way more than 7. I started running out of lighter fluid trying to light them all. 

Kender James, I love you more than words can describe. You are my firstborn son – you made me a mother! You gave me that gift, and I’ll always be grateful for it. You were my stubborn, explosive, independent little baby/toddler and now you’ve grown into my incredibly caring, empathetic, sensitive, athletic, and smart little boy.

Happy birthday!!!

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