Our Fun-Time Charlie is 8. It's hard to believe, but all those well meaning "mature" ladies in the grocery store were right.
Luke will be 12 soon enough and I've learned that kids grow up too fast. Before you know it, they are hanging out in their bedrooms and saying things like "oooo-kaaaay Mom" when you ask them to unload the dishwasher.
So with Charlie and his younger brother, Jack, I hold onto these years all the more tightly for they are sacred.
I try to not wish time to speed up or dream of a few years ahead as I find myself now looking back and longing for a repeat of those early years.
For Charlie's 8th birthday, we celebrated at Get Air. The lucky guy even had his birthday party on his real birthday. That's one benefit of having a summer birthday.
He enjoyed every single minute of it!
That's just his nature. He's also a sensitive guy, with a great sense of humor. He's adventurous and always up for fun.
Love you always, Charlie. Always.
Happy 8th Birthday!