So, it better be amazing.
Which is, apparently, what my just-turned-5-year-old was envisioning when he informed me that he was going to have the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
A week after Christmas, two weeks before his birthday, he came to me and laid out this extravagant plan for a Super Sweet 5 shindig designed to put every other birthday he’s ever seen or heard about to shame. There would be rides, and games, and chocolate-chocolate cake. People would bring him gifts and sing him songs and there would be magic and intrigue.
I immediately broke into a panic. And, fear of disappointment caused me to go online to seek out ideas.
After crying at all of the magnificence on Pinterest I had no hope of duplicating, I asked the regular people I know on Facebook for suggestions. Finally, I called the local family fun center and took their last party time available for Sunday, January 20th.
He’d get his rides and games and chocolate-chocolate cake. People would likely bring gifts and sing him at least one song. The magic and intrigue he’d have to live without. Or come up with on his own.
His excitement leading up to the big day was tangible. He checked off days on his calendar and drew pictures of himself celebrating with friends on his upcoming special day.
He awoke early on Sunday and asked for a bath, so he could comb his hair, and dress in “something fancy”.
Unable to take his nagging anymore, we arrived at the party place a half hour early only to discover that I was supposed to bring decorations, and candles, and goodie bags and such.
None of which I had because isn’t that what you pay for at these places I don’t read directions when small children are hounding me to make awesomeness quickly.
Turns out, he didn’t even care.
He was happy to be surrounded by friends. He was ecstatic to devour chocolate-chocolate cake. And he was so dang grateful for all of the amazing gifts and the off-key song he got. So much so that he stood up on the bench at the end of the party and gave an actual acceptance speech (he is seriously a shoe in to win an Oscar one day) that went like this: “Thank you so much for coming to my party. I love all of my gifts. I am so happy I could just die right now.”
And then he passed right out (pretending, of course), off of the bench and into my arms (good thing I was paying attention!).
Best. Birthday speech. EVER.
Given by a just-turned-5-year-old.
Who still looks like this to me…
With curlier hair and teeth of course.
And, since I’m feeling sentimental, I am going to subject all of you to a look at the last 5 years of life with #3. Go ahead and cry if you must, I am.
Happy 5th birthday baby, I hope it was amazing (by the looks of things, I’m think heck yeah!)…
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- Everything about this tippy toe picture from Lipgloss and Binky is just perfect.
- Have you ever seen cotton in bloom? It’s gorgeous and Jumpin’ Beans shares it with us.
- Alicia’s (Project Alicia) pictures of the beach make me feel like I’m there.
- These winter fun shots from With Just a Bit of Magic make living in the snow look so appealing. :)