Monday, October 06, 2014

Dear Israel as you turn 5....

I can't believe this kid is 5!!!

Turning 5 is such a milestone because suddenly you are eligible for school.  Real school. It means you are growing up. Just last week you suddenly told me you didn't want a mower ( gasp!) cake you wanted a Star Wars cake which is funny because you have never seen Star Wars and you don't even know all the characters and you ask me who such and such is and I have no idea! I know some of the main characters because I grew up with 4 brothers but my Star Wars knowledge is slim to none. So we went with a Star Wars theme. You picked out your plates and table cloth and we found light saber cupcake toppers and the theme was born.  Daddy and I wanted to take you out on a birthday date just you and us for some quality time. You picked 5 Guys Burgers as the restaurant. We went our for burgers just you and me and Daddy and then we went to Toys R Us to pick out just one more gift. You picked out 2 Lego sets. We already gave you some Lego sets but all you wanted for your birthday this year was Legos and an excavator.  You also wanted to go to Tractor Supply and pick out a mini fork lift so we did that too. You bought the fork lift with your own money that you earned helping Daddy with yard work and other various chores.
After our date at 5 guys and Lego shopping we went home and had Star Wars cupcakes made by Daddy. You wanted vanilla cupcakes with jimmies in them and chocolate frosting.

 Your birthday chair. The birthday chair is very important in this house for some reason.

 Your Star Wars decorations you picked out
 Holding the mini fork lift you bought with your own money you earned
 An excavator! Thank goodness for Tractor Supply as this thing was hard to find for less than $50 but Tractor Supply had it for $20.

 Samuel is excited that you received a truck for your birthday
 Keira made you the cutest card complete with pictures of Darth Vader and pictures of the birthday boy

 You kindly let your sisters help you open your presents, something they have talked about for the past 6 months

 The awesome cupcakes
 Its always so much fun to go anywhere with just one kid as we can actually listen to everything you say and just enjoy being with you. No fights to break up, no one to discipline and no toddler to chase.
 You ordered a cheese burger with pickles and bacon and ate 90% of it
 Holding one of the Lego sets you picked out at Toys R Us

Samuel thoroughly enjoyed your birthday as well!

1 comment:

KeithKathyHolley said...

Tanya: You and Mike are such fun and loving parents. I see that you even had Star Wars cupcake papers! Wow, you went all out. I get such a kick out of your blog and enjoying your sweet kids through it. Keep up the good work! You will look back with no regrets and lots of happy memories. Kathy Holley