Today is National Mocha Day, but in bigger news at our house, it's Dixon's 5th birthday. He's a total grownup now, though it doesn't feel like so long ago that he ate his first real food (mashed avocado).
|He did a lot of smiling in those first couple of months. So agreeable...until he learned how to talk.|
|At his first birthday party, he asked for a fork to eat his cake. That's my boy!|
|Just after his first birthday...when he still deigned to wear shirts with buttons.|
|Here he is at about one and a half - chopping play dough with my cheese knives, while I fix dinner.|
|Just before he turned two at the beach - I wish he still liked to rake that much.|
|This is one of my favorite pictures, from just after Dixon's second birthday, when we'd sit on the deck, drinking some tea and eating some cake.|
|Not really enjoying his first oyster, at three.|
|With his masterpiece, Christmas before last.|
|Everyone loves bacon. This is right before Dixon's fourth birthday.|
|In his natural state: Indy hat + weaponry.|
|And now, a full-on big boy.|
Happy birthday, Dixon!