AJ is SIX today!

My son is six! Yes six years old!!!. Where did the time go? Seems not too long ago that it was six years of trying to become parents. Six years of heartbreak, pain, desperation, and loneliness that have now been replaced with six years of bliss, love, exhilaration, hope, and awesomeness. We became a family because of you!

I’m the mom to a six year old. I’m the mom to a boy who will be passing kindergarten and moving on to 1st grade! I’m a mom of a cool dude. I’m the mom of a handsome, intelligent, caring, kind, independent, stubborn, motivated, and talented little man.  I can’t wait to see how he changes the world.

Questions for Dinosaur at age 6:

  1. What is your favorite color? red
  2. What is your favorite toy? Picachu (Pokemon)
  3. What is your favorite fruit? mango
  4. What is your favorite vegetable? broccoli
  5. What is your favorite show? Pokemon
  6. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? cold cut sandwich
  7. What is your favorite thing to wear? my pocket shirt (shirt with a small pocket)
  8. What is your favorite game? Monopoly Jr
  9. What is your favorite snack? Whole Food’s duckie crackers
  10. What is your favorite animal? monkey and gorillas
  11. What is your favorite song? Row, Row, Row your boat
  12. What is your favorite book? The Runaway Bunny
  13. Who is your best friend? Daniel
  14. What is your favorite breakfast? Bacon (only allowed on the weekends)
  15. What do you like to do when you go outside?  monkey bars
  16. What is your favorite drink? water
  17. What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
  18. What do you like to take to bed with you? ALL of them, but Mommy doesn’t let me
  19. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? pizza
  20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a Pokemon Master and a dad with six kids

His answers when he was five years old, four years old...


AJ when he was still in his preemie clothes…my tiny little man



preemie outfit

AJ over the years

PicMonkey Collage 2015

 Six Year Old AJ

anthony collage blog

About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


AJ is SIX today! — 20 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday, he’s such a big boy and I know such a great source of joy for you. Not to diminish what all parents feel about their kids, but I definitely think that when you have to fight so hard just to have kids, you’re that much appreciative of every milestone. There was a time in our lives when we feared there would be no children, no milestones.

    • Yes, I agree! There were times when I truly thought I would never have a child…now each little thing he does is momentous because I am ACTUALLY getting to experience it.

  2. Happy Birthday AJ!!! Love that his favorite song is “Row Row Row Your Boat” & that he still loves books like Runaway Bunny. I hope it’s his best birthday yet!

  3. Happy Birthday, AJ! It is amazing how fast they grow. I had a preemie too and I look back and think “How can she possibly have been that small?”

  4. Happy birthday to your baby! I know this day is as much a celebration for you as it is for him. I hope you celebrated with pizza, broccoli, and bacon!

  5. Aw, happy birthday to your AJ! I have a 6 year old too. This age is so fun. I love how you asked him all those questions and recorded his answers to capture who he is right now. It will be fun for him to look back on.

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