It’s official: I have a 6-year-old! When Parker turned 5 (remember his epic Batman birthday bash!?) it felt like he was entering the “big kid” years, and now it seems that he is firmly in that category.
After two years of hosting big backyard birthday parties, this mama was ready to keep it much more low-key. So we rented out our local gymnastics center, where Parker and 18 of his closest friends could run wild and use up all their summer energy.
The best part was that I didn’t have to do much at all, besides bring the cake and some decorations. The employees at the gym kept the kids busy throughout the party, though my husband did get in on the action a bit.
Parker has patiently been waiting to turn 6 and catch up with his classmates, almost all of whom are older than him. After attending birthday parties just about every weekend (or at least it seems!) through the school year, he was thrilled that it was finally his turn.
I have to say, 6 might be my favorite age so far. Parker has always been such a sweet, caring, and chill little boy (minus a few bumpy months during the transition into kindergarten), but right now, he is sweeter than ever.
He is a friend to EVERYONE, and the kindest big brother to his little sister, Mia Belle. He melts my heart multiple times a day by telling me things like “you’re the nicest mama on the whole earth!”.
I am so proud of the “big kid” Parker is becoming, and am savoring this sweet season of our life.
I’m also celebrating the fact that after weeks of birthdays and special days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we can get on with a relatively relaxed (and less expensive!) summer.