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!