As of recently, I realized I need to pray for him more because the innate goodness of his soul will be that more challenged as he grows older. I want to never forget the time he came downstairs one morning tell me he stayed up reading "Rome Sweet Home" the whole night. He went on and on how good it was.
I cannot believe that he will be in 8th grade this year. I knew our time at home together would go fast, but really did it have to go that fast? I feel that familiar lump in my throat come too often these days as I watch him grow. He has no idea how I love sitting next to him in the car listening to his stories and am very aware of the passing time. He doesn't know how I mentally record his happy self each morning sitting at the school table already hard at work and enjoy his cheerful "Good Morning! How did you sleep?" I have remarked several times to my family that I wish so much I could raise him one more time. He has been such a joy everyday.
|The party gifts...Dominic loves details like I do so we had so much fun putting these together especially finding the little golden rings to attach to the name tag.|
|A Rhosgobel Rabbit|
|We even included the rune marking on Bilbo's door.|
|The Smaug pinata filled with shares of the Lonely Mountain Treasure of chocolate.|
We ordered pizza and had a variety of side dishes and beverages to choose from.
|Trying to be serious|