You might remember my slight obsession with giving birth on a holiday or family birthday – nearly all of our children so far have arrived on days that were already special, only to be made more special by the blessed event.
I was really hoping that our last baby would be born on Memorial Day, since we had a Memorial Day baby back in ’98. Their birthdays would be different, but they would have shared a holiday. How cool would that be?
Alas, I missed the mark. Parker and I missed Memorial Day (May 31); we missed the birthday of his Memorial Day sister (May 25). We even missed D-day (June 6). Just for the sake of salvaging our holiday tradition, I found myself hoping that he would go so far as Flag Day (June 14), which he would have shared with Sarah.
I shouldn’t have worried. Kacie of Sense to Save has brought it my attention that he arrived on the perfect holiday.
June 7 was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Who can complain about a birthday like that?
And for your viewing pleasure, just because I’m sure that everyone agrees that I have the cutest kids in the world (what? you thought you had them?):
Credit for photos goes to 8yo Becca! The thumbnails are cropped automatically. Click through to see the full version of each photo.