I can feel it happening. We truly are on the roller coaster of bringing up children, which starts out slowly, gathers speed, and then hurtles headlong into a rapid ride, complete with dips, drops, climbs, and maybe even some backwards motion. Thrilling, delightful, but may cause occasional nausea. I am amazed that Lincoln is 4. The thought of school NEXT YEAR is absolutely crazy. AHHHHHHHH!! Hands up in the air!!!!!!!!

Lincoln’s birthday party was delightful–I just hope he had as much fun as I did. We went to Sunflower Farm in Longmont, the new place I will suggest we take guests with kids any time they visit us. Here are some moments from the evening.

Mark got a great shot of the peacock from the front, but I had never noticed the back on one until I saw this picture he took.

This picture of Jonah, Andrew, and Lincoln cracks me up.

This picture is of the tree house area, with Luke, Lincoln and Jonah braving the rope walkway. I love that adults are welcome on these structures as well.

And the cake. . . Lincoln’s request for the last 6 or so months has been for a “Cement mixer, railroad crossing, hot wheels, traffic cone cake.” And I did a dry run on an empty 9X13 pan the night before the party to make sure I could really deliver.

Finally, according to Lincoln, this was his favorite moment of the evening.

Overall, the party was great, but Lincoln was the real delight. I am so thankful for the 4 years we’ve had with him, and pray for many more. We love you, Lincoln!