Happy Birthday to my baby boy !!!!

It seems like this was just yesterday, but my baby boy just turned 5 years old. Just thinking about it makes my heart heavy. I want to freeze this time with my babies. I want to hold him and rock him, and keep him close to me just like I did in this picture. But, I can't.... and whether I want to admit it or not, apparently he is going to continue to grow up at warp speed right in front of my very eyes. Reflecting on this makes me want to SLOW down, and cherish this time, because it flashes before us like the blink of an eye.

This was the first year that this boy has had a "friend" party. So, I wanted him to enjoy the heck out of it! He picked the theme, and who he wanted to invite. So everything from the invitation, to the cake, to the activities, were all about a camp out!! Well, as I like to call it a "pseudo" camp out, because this one ended at 9:00 p.m. !! I was just not up for an overnight camp out with a handful of 4 and 5 year old boys!!!

This was his invitation....

.... and this was his campfire cake!!!!

And here are a few snapshots from the party....

(so this pic turned out terrible... but it's the only one with all the kids together)

Happy birthday my sweet boy, mama loves you and you WILL always be my baby!!!