Tristan is 7!

Another birthday has come and gone at our house. Last week Tristan turned 7. And yes, every time my children turn a year older, I do theΒ  “Where has the time gone?” thinking πŸ™‚ I really can’t believe my 2nd from youngest child is 7 yrs. old!

I delivered him on a cold, winter day at 3:25 p.m. He came into the world screaming, and that was a good indication of our days ahead πŸ™‚ I delivered at a midwife, and there was remodeling going on in the next room (my midwife rented the facilities). So the owner of the building, who was doing the remodeling, Β called his wife up, and told her there is a new baby crying, and she came down and brought soup. And she wanted to see Tristan πŸ™‚ Anyways, that soup tasted quite good after all my hard work πŸ™‚

Tristan was definitely a challenge for us! Such sweetness, but so much crying. And the dear boy continues to challenge us πŸ™‚ He is raw energy, goes from morning till night. The sweetest boy ever, and then the most stubborn child ever . In my opinion πŸ™‚

Sometimes I feel like he gets cheated a bit, with his birthday being so soon after Christmas. We didn’t do any big celebration, but I did buy some “icing piled high” cupcakes, and we took him to Infinitos for his birthday meal. His choice of where to go πŸ™‚

We apparently had no computer at the time he was born. Yes, we were and still are a little late to the party πŸ™‚ But I just wanted to show you what a cute baby he was πŸ™‚ So this picture was in my album, and I took a pic of it with my phone. Devan with his new little brother.20150118_193133

I told you he was cute πŸ™‚ Still is πŸ™‚

Another one I love from when he was 3 1/2 yrs. old..Picture 082He just loves life on our farm, loves to be with his Daddy. I decided to take his pictures inside this year. One, because it was cold as could be, and two, because I wanted to see if I could take decent inside pictures with my chalkboard wall πŸ™‚ The year he turned 6, I told him we’ll take some with a calf, and then I thought, “Why did I agree to this?!?” This is what happened.snow, cabin, tristan, misc 120Yup. We had a rodeo πŸ™‚ I left the men do the rounding up πŸ™‚ That calf was fast, let me tell ya. Didn’t make it easy on them πŸ™‚ So yes, this taking his pictures inside was quite nice.misc. Dec. and Jan. 2014-2015 094_edited-1 misc. Dec. and Jan. 2014-2015 098_edited-1He always does the wide eye look πŸ™‚ This one from when he turned 5 has the same look.005My sweet boy! How I love him!

This one is my favorite, because I got a natural smile..misc. Dec. and Jan. 2014-2015 099_edited-1I’ll probably have to chase the girls away in about 9/10 years πŸ˜‰

Happy Monday, lovely people! I hope your week goes well, and that you will be blessed by the One who loves us!

12 thoughts on “Tristan is 7!

  1. He sounds a lot like my 5 year old. My what they put you through. πŸ™‚
    Love the chalk board photos but you should have tried a cow this year instead of a calf. Maybe they can’t run as fast. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  2. Is that a scar beside his eye? My little guy just acquired his first one the other week. I suspect this is what I can expect from a boy. πŸ™‚

    How did you get the lighting so nice on the chalkboard photos? Any easy tips you can pass along to an amateur whose camera is nice but still point and shoot?

  3. Yes Stephanie, that is a scar. Acquired after a baseball bat hit his head this summer 😦 It could have been so much worse. As for the lighting, I didn’t use any flash, just natural window light. That is always the best kind πŸ™‚

  4. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! I know what you mean about always feeling they are cheated when their birthday falls so close to Christmas. Zachary’s birthday is December 26th, and I feel so bad when it doesn’t seem that he has a separate celebration. We try hard to do that and make his day extra special. I’m sure both of our boys feel very loved and cherished every day of the year, so it all works out. πŸ™‚ God is SO good!

  5. Tell Tristan he looks so grown up !We miss hanging out with you all but , look forward to seeing you soon !!!! The children loved your video clip of Jenna ! They were telling everybody down here what she said .You have to put more clips like that on cause we can hear your voices !

  6. I will tell him πŸ™‚ And the countdown is on till we see you! Starting to seem real πŸ™‚ Glad you liked the video! Jenna wanted to pray for Owen tonight πŸ™‚

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