Brixton seems to think that his birthday is an entire month-long event. And, you know, I can see his point. We've had multiple celebrations, including this most recent one at school. I love the Montessori tradition of carrying the earth around the sun. Brixton walked his three years around the circle while Chris told stories about when he was a baby, one, and two. He has started asking strangers on the bus "Do you remember when I was a baby?"
We have our own ceremony at home too. The measuring against the door frame, watching the leaps of growth and realizing it really is that quick.
I'm thankful for these rituals that remind us to stop and notice all the amazing growth they're doing.