Whoorlito Turns 7!


You guys, Wito turned seven yesterday.  (Which you might have witnessed via my Instagram account.) I just felt the need to post about this milestone because many of you commented about remembering the day he was born and watching him grow via this blog. It’s crazy to me that he’s seven, but even crazier that so many of you have been with us the whole way. This month, my blog turns eight years old, which frankly, is cray cray. Thanks to all of you who’ve supported and given advice and virtual high-fived and been the coolest of the cool for the past eight years. I hope to blog for eight more.

Man, Wito slays me. Saturday night, on the eve of his birthday, he called me to his room and said, “Mom, look! Even the clouds know I’m turning seven tomorrow!”


The fact that we was lying in his bed, gazing at the clouds out his window did me in. My goodness, I love that kid. Happy Birthday, Wito.

(Also, my advice for you? Rent a shave ice truck for your upcoming birthday party. I did on the recommendation of a neighbor, and it was a huge hit. I may have experienced a Mom of the Year moment. It was fleeting, but there….)

  1. Esther

    August 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Time flies with kids, the next 8 years will be really fast, hold on tight! :-)

  2. gorillabuns

    August 5, 2013 at 7:50 am

    I can not believe it has been eight years since he came into this world!

  3. Darci

    August 5, 2013 at 8:02 am

    My oldest just turned 22 and graduated college…I am still trying to figure that one out.

  4. claudia098

    August 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday Wito! My daughter turned 7 last week. It’s an awesome age, enjoy!!

  5. Angella

    August 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

    I can’t believe that he’s seven! That means that Emily is almost seven and I can’t believe that either.

    Happy Birthday to both of you! Love you guys. :)

  6. Kristin

    August 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I agree about watching him grow up! So crazy! I love the cloud, though! That is just awesome!

  7. Mary

    August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

    As a mom to kids in their 20’s and a grandma to a sweet little 2 year old girl, all I can say is cherish this time while your kids are still little. It does go by so fast and life changes, they change. They are still sweet but it’s not the same. Their lives still revolve around yours and vice versa; there will come a time when that just doesn’t happen anymore and even though it’s great, and your want your children to grow and be independent, it hurts a little and you just miss them. Just enjoy it to the fullest. Keep looking at those clouds together because one day Wito will be someplace where the clouds are totally different from the ones you are looking at.

  8. Molly

    August 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Shaved Ice truck = Awesomeness :)

    Any suggestions for great birthday party venues in the OC? Totally stumped…