We didn’t do anything out of the ordinary on Crew’s actual birthday. He wore his Birthday Boy shirt, we sang to him a few times, and that’s about it. Since he didn’t know it was his birthday, we’re saving the festivities for the weekend when we’ll have family in town.
But I have pause for a moment to give a shout out to Crew’s big brother, Blake. He has made this year significantly easier on me. I didn’t realize how much help a five/six year old would be. Not only does he happily entertain Crew all day long, but he fills up his water cup, carries him down the stairs when he gets stuck, fetches his clothes and pajamas, distracts him in the car and makes him laugh when he is sad.
These two adore each other. No one can make Crew laugh harder than Blake. They make up games together that I wouldn’t even think of. Jumping off the bottom stair onto a beanbag, pounding on balloons and racing across the grass. Blake is Crew’s biggest cheerleader when he is working to accomplish new milestones. He genuinely enjoys spending time with him, despite the large age gap. Troy and I always say that we weren’t near as interested in our younger siblings.