"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Well, Thursday was a big day here in Drosche Land, especially for Braeden.  As you know from the last post, he turned 5.  Yes, 5!  Can you believe it?  I sure can't.  I still am finding it amazing that he is so old, and so are we!  The day came and he bolted out of bed, super excited and ready to start his day.  So excited, in fact, that we ended up opening his presents before we left for school!  Soccer may be the sport he is playing right now, and he loves it, but he is quickly becoming obsessed with baseball.  So, we (Amy's awesome idea) got him a real bat, a tee, some wiffle balls, and some real baseballs.  He wanted to start playing tee-ball this summer but with it being so hot we have promised him that he can begin in the fall.  There aren't many summer leagues out there anyway so it works out.  It looks as though we have a little sports fanatic on our hands.  You know he doesn't get it from me!

He had a great day at school, sharing his cupcakes with his class.  He was excited because there were both chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, with several colors of frosting to choose from.  He thought this was best because then his friends could each get exactly what they want!  Cute huh?  The people-pleasing (unlike the love of all things sports) comes from me!  That night we headed out to our favorite place, the wonderful La Finca, to celebrate.  Yum!  Then it was back home for his dessert of choice - brownies and vanilla ice cream.  

The best part of his birthday may have come the next day when he said to me in the morning, "Daddy, I feel it, I really feel 5 today!"  I beamed, as did he.  Friday I stayed home with both boys because Jack was sick again with a sinus & ear infection!  He seems to be on the mend now though thanks to time and antibiotics.  Let's hope he stays that way!

So, our newly-turned 5 year-old is currently insisting that he won't actually turn 5 until his party this coming Saturday!  He is definitely ready to milk all he can out of this birthday!  The actual day, his party, and then on Sunday we are taking him to an Astros game!  3 days of celebration!  Woo hoo!  But hey, you only turn 5 once right?  

Amy and I, the night of his birthday, discussed how he did suddenly seem older to us.  Was it the fact that he was?  That he was now 5?  Or have we just finally come to the realization that he is growing up to be an awesome kid right before our eyes?  Whatever the reason, we accepted it, gladly.  We are proud of him and love him so very much.  Our 5 year-old!

All is well, with 5 times the fun, in Drosche Land.

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