Today is Carter's sixth birthday. Another milestone for him, another moment for my mind to slowly acclimate to the idea that we’ve raised a child to this point with little scarring.
The picture on the left above is from when he was sixteen months old. Baby photos to me don't really show the maturation quite as much as this image. The shot on the right is from last month. It's not a portrait but I think shows Carter focusing like in the other photo. He's just focusing on math workbooks now instead of whatever toy we were holding to get him to sit still for the photographer.
Tonight, it is on to California Pizza Kitchen for his favorite mac n' cheese and family celebration and Friday is his big bash with buddies playing Skylanders. Hopefully, he remembers it all fondly. Me, I'm getting sappy just writing this short post.