My first surprise kiddo is now 17!
What an absolute joy Bailey has been to raise. His musical ability in the past year has grown tremendously and in some ways he’s surpassed Matt’s guitar ability. He has been creating music on Garage Band (plus some other kinds of software) that sound radio-ready.
We can’t wait to see what he decides to do with his skill… it’s definitely something he can use to make a living if he wants to.
As of Bailey’s birthday our bigs are 19, 18, and 17. What a wild ride it is to have three adults in the house. I recently had to prepare a meal for just myself and four kids who were all 11 and under and I prepared double what I needed. I’m very much used to preparing a meal for seven people with four of them being adult men! Eh… we had leftovers so it was a win for me!
I made Bailey’s cake and tried out making it three layers. It was SO MUCH CAKE and delicious. He was kind enough to let Anna blow the candle out, something she’s not very good at doing. It always takes her multiple attempts… and yes, we walk on the wild side eating cake after she’s blown out the candle.
I’m soaking up these last months as a family of seven and while I am thrilled to see what my grown kids will do when they launch, I know I will be sad to see them go. I recognize the treasure it is to have them here under my roof more than ever before and I’m just so honored I get to be their mom.
Just a little throwback to my ‘baby’ Bailey:
Written on 4-16-21 and backdated to 3-18-21.