My first baby turned six today. Just crazy. But I am really glad that he is six considering I'll be having my third baby soon. I need some space between these kiddos of mine because I can use all the help I can get. And he's a good big brother. When he wants to be. Although he's still not sure about this sister thing. He thinks that girls are bossy and that she's going to come out of the womb bossing him around. Ha. My first order of business was setting up a little festive birthday breakfast for him to wake up to. I love how simple things still tend to blow him away. He thought that Dollar Store banner was top notch.
We dined on orange juice and Pillsbury cinnamon rolls . . . you know, the good stuff. Ben thought he was pretty clever turning his card upside down. At breakfast he received his traditional numbered Jordan shoes from his daddy. He was an active participant in his other present later today, but I'll give that it's own post.
We kept it low key again this year. Since we moved twice during the last school year and he's been home schooled since January, Ben doesn't have a big group of friends. He said next year he "definitely will!" since he'll be in Kindergarten and all. We invited his two best buddies, Beau and Grady, and his cousin, Ashlynn, to join us for a morning at Pump It Up followed by pizza and cake. Ben already tells me way too often that he is too old for lots of things. And I hate it every time he says that. He's growing up way too fast. So I love to see him being a kid, which he still very much is, but he likes to think he's not sometimes. My boys were both so worn out that bedtime took about ten minutes tonight too. Score.
Again trying to tack another year onto his age. : )
Ben decided a couple months ago that he wanted a Sonic the Hedgehog cake. He's played the game on Wii a couple times at our gym and that's about it, but for some reason it stuck with him. This was a picture he drew of the cake that I was supposed to make him. It has sat in my bedside table since then, where he put it as a reminder. It wasn't until a couple weeks ago that I hesitantly told him, "you know I can't really make that exact cake, right?" Being the super reasonable boy that he is, he understood that I'm no baker or cook for that matter. He will definitely attest to that as he often chastises me for eating out too much. : ) So we turned to Pinterest and found a compromise cake. And surprisingly enough he was very pleased with my wonky version. Phew. When I was getting a little stressed out over it last night he says to me, "mom, it's just a kid's birthday party!" Gotta love that guy.
Once the festivities wrapped up we headed to our store to see GG as per tradition. Daddy was busy with deliveries and meetings, but Ben couldn't resist tearing into his presents from his GG and Pa. Among which was his long coveted after, robo dog, Zoomer! Out of the box it had to come and it was surprisingly all charged up so the boys had a great time running around the back of the store with their new "pet" casing around after them and barking on command. Now Ben insists on building him a dog house. Hopefully my dad wont mind tackling that project with Ben.
Once daddy got home we had one more thing on our agenda (next post) and then it was off to bed. From the pictures below I thought that he was going to be too wound up and that bedtime would take forever. But as already mentioned, the day wore him and his brother out, and luckily they both floated off into dreamland in record time. Happy sixth birthday buddy. We sure do love you!