Thursday, June 18, 2009

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY!!!

This was my precious little 6 pound BoatBaby the day we brought him home from the hospital to the boat.
(4 days old)
You know it's funny, we truly never had a worry or fear about raising him afloat. Maybe it's because we cruised and lived on boats for so long before he came along (6 years before Z). Or maybe it's because we made it a point to meet or read about every other boat kid we could dig up before he was born. Or maybe, as most of our friends and family suspect, we're just plain weird.
(Exactly 1 year old)
But not only do I cherish every minute of his 5 years on this planet with us, I also never doubted for one second that choosing this quirky lifestyle would be the best path for this little person who has put his trust in us.

(2 years old)

Your kids are not an anchor in your life, tying you down and halting your journey... they're the wind that fills your sails and takes you to places you never imagined.

(3 years old)

I love my sweet, sweet, chatty, curious, expressive, sparkling little boy deeper than the ocean.

(4 years old)

Happy Birthday Zach!



p.s. We haven't actually gone camping yet. What I posted yesterday was a dress rehearsal so to speak. The real trip is on the horizon.

20 comments:

Amanda said...

Happy birthday Zach!

S said...

Aww! Happy Birthday Zach!

gary said...

Happy birthday Zach from Gary, Mercy and 3 year old Archie on the 47' Mayotte catamaran Archies Way in Bahia De Caraquez, Ecuador. We look forward to meeting you some day and have a new friend for Archie and another on the way. Have a good one!

Anonymous said...

Dan (Ex-Calif) frome Cruisers Forum - What an angel. Happy, Happy Birthday to Zach from sunny Singapore!

waldorfmama said...

happy birthday, zach! and happy birth day to you, too, mama. :) what a beautiful post! and what a beautiful life afloat. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Z-man! You are a precious gem to your parents and all those you touch. You see the world with big chocolate brown eyes and are sweet enough to share that world and sense of adventure with the rest of us. Remeber, we will allow you to grow old, but never up. LY, kisses, hugs, tickles, and giggles.

-Jen, Ben, & Alex

Laureen said...

I had no idea Zach was right in the Birthday Groove with my pack! Right on Gemini Power! LOL. Have a happiest day, little guy. We're sending Virtual Art Supplies from over on the Other Coast. =)

Holly Noelle said...

"Your kids are not an anchor in your life, tying you down and halting your journey... they're the wind that fills your sails and takes you to places you never imagined."

That is a very beautiful sentiment. I'm going to have to write that down.

Hud (from CF) said...

Happy Birthday, Zack, ya little swabbie. What a lucky boy you are to be living on a boat!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful post...love that first day on the boat pic. 5 is a great age. May this year be filled with continued curiosity, big adventures, and lots of fun for your little guy.

Ellenjohnrubicon said...

Happy Birthday Zach! We hope to meet you in an anchorage some day. What a lucky boy you are to have parents like yours, and viceversa. Have a wonderful day!!!

Lily Boot said...

Happy happy birthday Zach - I truly think your life has a wonderful magic to it - being afloat and all. :-) What lovely photos and I really appreciate what you said about children not being our anchors but our wind. There's such incredible opportunities there if we make the most of it. Glad the photos were a trial one - now you can definitely pack the advil.:-)

Jen said...

That was such a beautiful post! Happy birthday to your little seafarin' captn'

becomingheroes said...

Happy Birthday and Beautiful post on your wonderful blog! My May baby just turned 5. It is a great year!

aproapealb said...

Your kid is looovely! :X

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

How adorable! He looks like such a happy joyful kid. And what kid would not be in that atmosphere? It is like living a dream - wow. As a kid I would have LOVED living on a boat. He'll probably grow up and be a great adventurer :) Happy Birthday!

boatbaby said...

Thank you to everyone for the sweet birthday wishes! I read them to Zach and he was thrilled!

mamaroots said...

giant happy belated birthday Zach and to you mama! I love all the pictures of you and your baby- so lucky to have each other!

Cam said...

Happy belated birthday, Zach!

I was out with my own birthday boy, and didn't even see this post!

Hope you had the best 5th birthday EVER!!

Big high-fives!

Brad said...

Happy Birthday Zach, you have the coolest parents ever!

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