Yesterday marked the day of me being a mother for 5 years. I'll always think of Elliot's birthday like that because he will always be my first. I set up this cute display for his birthday party but it didn't even last half an hour with the rain and water balloon fight. It was all for me anyway. Elliot was oblivious to my efforts in making his day aesthetically pleasing because he was too busy playing with his toys and being with friends. That's the way it should be. I can't imagine life without my boy. He's my Peter Pan, except somehow he keeps growing. Children always do that. Reach a milestone before I'm ready and without permission.