Posted by: dsduffy | November 22, 2009

Right before our eyes

I just put you to bed, your last night as a four year old. We sang the Birthday song in our house filled with good friends, and as usual I got teary eyed. You were a bit shy and turned into me –  it was all I could do not to completely lose it.

I recently read back to last November, to see what we were up to then and came across this post which: WOW already a year has come and gone and here we are at your 5th birthday.

And right before our very eyes you have become a “big” boy, soon to be a schoolboy (or a “prep” as they say.) Watching you draw with “textas” (markers) your drawings have evolved into real pictures instead of just scribbles. From zombies to monsters and aliens, people, names and words. You love being the big brother to Jake (most of the time), helping me out at the market keeping an eye on him (he loves to run away, ALL THE TIME.) I overhear you saying very sweet to him “Jakey, stay here, mommy said to.” You continue to make your bed every morning when you realized you could fill your piggy bank with 50cent coins for doing so (I owe you a week’s worth.) You are so proud of yourself when you whistle, tie the drawstring on your shorts and build the coolest rocket ship with legos. You are extremely independent, I am enjoying your willingness to help, as I am sure that will fade soon enough.

I know this past year has been full of changes, and you adapted so well, better than I could have ever expected. Happy 5th birthday to my big boy, my sweetest honey bear.



  1. Aww…happy birthday! 🙂

  2. Wow! 5 years go by so quickly! Seems like just yesterday that my first grandchild was born … such a special time. Cameron told me a few weeks ago while I was there that he wanted to be a scientist when he grew up … I wouldn’t be surprised with his inquisitive mind, he is so incredibly smart. Watch out for the whistling, though, Craig whistled constantly & almost drove us crazy! Happy 5th Birthday to a sweet & remarkable little boy! Love to you all!

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Cameron’s birthday – 5 is a big year – lots of changes, as you said, from little boy to big – 5 is full of wonder, awe, and still the feeling that most things are “new” – quite a special time! Can’t wait to see you! Now I’m teary!

  4. Happy 5th Birthday to Cameron and happy celebrating to the mama. Such a lovely description of his past year.

  5. Happy 5th Birthday Cameron!! We can’t wait to spend time together in a few weeks. We love you! 🙂

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