And now we are 6

This is what six-years-old looks like at our house. And if you’re wondering why there are 12 candles on the cake? 

It’s this year’s compromise:  I didn’t want to make 2 cakes (too much cake!), and Carter pointed out that taking turns blowing out 6 candles would be unfair, because someone would be first and someone would be last.  So 12 candles it was, 6 for each boy. 

Happy Birthday, my sweet sons!


About jennifergg

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mother to three sons. I am a cookie-baker, storyteller, kisser-of-boo-boos, and an advocate for children with disabilities. Pinwheels is my blog about life as the mother of a boy with Down syndrome. I also have a website at
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24 Responses to And now we are 6

  1. Tara Stoll says:

    Happy Happy Birthday, boys! June birthdays are the best…
    I think Carter’s logic makes perfect sense!

  2. Angela says:

    Oh, wow, they are definitely not babies anymore!

  3. Jen says:

    Happy birthday to Bennett and Avery! 6 sounds so grown up to me…

  4. niksmom says:

    Wow, SIX?? How did that happen?!
    Wishing you all the happiest of celebrations; there is so much worth celebrating in your beautiful boys, your beautiful family. xo

  5. Cathy says:

    Yay…Happy Birthday boys!

  6. kristen says:

    Happy birthday to all! 12 candles is just perfect!!

  7. Happy Birthday Bennett & Avery! 6 years old?!?! I am sure the time has flown by for your parents… you’re getting to be such big boys now 🙂 Hope this is your best year yet!

  8. Jordan says:

    Happy Birthday to the world’s cutest 6-year olds! (But Sweet Jesus!! I saw that title and thought you were pregnant!!!) 😉

  9. cate says:

    Happy Birthday Avery! Happy Birthday Bennett!

  10. Jen says:

    Happy Happy Birthday guys!

  11. Oh – Happy Birthday, Avery and Bennett!!!!!

    And 12 candles sounds like the best compromise of all!

  12. debbieyost says:

    Happy Birthday! You could always relight them. We used to do that when we were kids so everyone got to blow them out, even though it wasn’t their birthday – 5 times! It’s amazing the candles held.

  13. Karly says:

    Happy birthday to both your boys! And congrats on parenting twins for 6 years. Amazing how time flies.

  14. beverly says:

    Happy Birthday! They looks very happy with their cake!

  15. Ria says:

    Happy 6th Birthday! Doesn’t seem possible, does it? Time flies so fast!

  16. Lianna says:

    Happy Birthday Bennett and Avery!!! Six looks delightful in your home! So does cake! ♥♥

  17. Shannon says:

    Happy happy birthday x2, or x3 to include the wonderful woman who was an active participant!

  18. tricia says:

    Happy 6th birthday!!!!

  19. Sandy says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AVERY & BENNETT! I hope it was a great celebration…I love the idea of 12 candles 🙂 Here’s to a year filled with love, health, happiness, and lots of 6-year-old adventures!

    Sandy & Lucas

  20. Maggie says:

    Happy (belated) birthday to them both! These pictures are just beautiful. I hope this year brings wonderful things.

  21. Michelle says:

    Wow I’m behind! but I did comment on FB to wish them a happy birthday 🙂 Can’t believe they are six! I’m sure it was a wonderful birthday!

  22. Wishing you all the happiest of celebrations; there is so much worth celebrating in your beautiful boys, your beautiful family. xo

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