Marie's Musings

Musings from the mundane day to day life of a mom of 9 to more serious ponderings of the day.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Elijah!

I cant believe hes 8~! I think I left him somewhere around age 6. He is the youngest of the 4 boys in a row, he has several siblings after him as well but has the distinction of being number 5 in the sibling birth order. So with him being the youngest of the 4 oldest boys, it makes him seem younger than he is. He quite often indentified with the younger set of siblings, thus catergorizing him with the littles, quite often made me forget he really is 8 today.

He has a sweet and senitive spirit. He will willingly share his toys, his things with his siblings, even with the brother who is often mean to him. With this propensity to give, I declared his brand new present(heroscape marvel set) all his, that he didnt have to share any of it.

Elijah loves superheros, he quite often can be found wearing a cape and a superhero belt. He loves to imagine and play with swords, guns, or any other made up weaopon. Lately he has taken to making a homemade bow and arrow out of sticks. Somtimes his propensity to have the superhero world exactly right causes him to collide with Ezekiels imagination. Of course Ezekiel wants to be whatever Elijah is, superman, spiderman, etc and Elijah doesnt think there should be 2 supermans!

He geniunely loves his younger siblings and will willingly hold Gideon or dress Zemirah. In fact last night, he not only changed zemirah's diaper but got her dressed in jammies too! I was impressed.

Elijah was the biggest birth weight of all 9. He weighed 9 lbs 4 oz. He is fast catching up to his older brothers and may outgrow them in height yet! He often gets confused with Zechariah, his next older sibling. They both have blond spiky hair and are the closest in height.

Happy Birthday Elijah!!

God is good ... all the time

MJ

2 Comments:

  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Wendy said…

    There's something about the ages between 6 and 10 that always makes me forget that time's passing, until one day I say, "You're HOW old?!?"
    Sounds like you've got a sweet little man there. Happy Birthday Elijah! :)

     
  • At 5:32 AM, Blogger MJ said…

    Wendy ... I am noticing it more with the younger middle ones. The oldest and youngest seem to know their ages but the middle ones seem to stay a certain age lol.

     

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