I have many thoughts on Ethan turning five, but I'll save those for another time. The fact is in one month, my sweet boy will be turning five. Five.
Anyway, I promised I'd save those thoughts for another time.
Yesterday we took his five year pictures. I like to do his birthday pictures to match up with his Most Favorite Interest or Hobby -- which usually corresponds with his party theme. This year, he is all about science. He requested a lab coat and a pair of thick-rimmed black glasses and with those in tow, we headed on over to The Sandoway House in Delray Beach to snap the photographs I will spend hours sobbing over because oh my gosh, my baby boy is five!. ("I'm not five just yet," he will inevitably remind me.)
Ethan was all about this photoshoot. He had his own visions. This included not just choice of accessories but insisting to put his hand up to signify to the photo viewer that he is, in fact, turning five. There was no stopping him. I let my inner-control freak fade away into the bliss that this beautiful, smart, amazing little boy is my son and oh my gosh, my baby boy is (almost) five.
On our little photoshoot journey, we met a Sandoway House employee -- a real marine biologist! -- who encouraged Ethan to continue learning and his love for science. Ethan is now determined to "be every type of scientist."
Reach for the stars, sweet boy. You can do and be anything you set your mind to.