Saturday, November 21, 2009

Mr. Almost-5!!!!

I can't stop him.
He just keeps getting older....

His actual birthday is on Thanksgiving.
But now that he is reaching the age of 5, I can now no longer get away with "celebrating his birthday at our family Thanksgiving".  I don't blame him.  He gets rooked every time. 

So, we had a party today.
Can you guess our theme??



We had the party at a local park.  The awesome Richardson Fire Department showed up at the park today for nine little 3,4 and 5-year-old boys.  It was fun.









Even little brother enjoyed hanging with the big firemen!


We had lots of little chiefs today.


When they left the park, they did it with lights and loud sirens.  The boys (and the adults!) thought it was cool.


We had lots of cupcakes (which I think is the absolute easiest way to do a cake for a 5-year-old)  It looks like Spidey is about to karate chop the cake, doesn't it?!


We had friends come play....young and old(er).


Then we did an obstacle course.  Dad was trying to explain the rules....
Run across the bridge.  Slide down the fireman pole.
Grab the wagon.  Run over here to the tunnel.  Throw the balls in the tunnel to "put out the fire".  Climb in the tunnel and rescue the animals.  Slide down the slide and put the animals in the fire wagon and pull them to safety.  Got that straight, all of you?? 
[crickets]



Blake finally got to dig in to cupcakes and unwrap lots of fun toys.
What a blessed day, full of friends and fun!


Excuse me....I'm gonna go cry now...
I can't believe he is turning 5! 
The days can be so long, but the years are so short.

Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of this child!
Every good and perfect gift is from above...
James 1:17

3 comments:

Every Day Blessings said...

Looks like a fun day! Enjoy each moment they go by so fast.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh...Happy Birthday!!! What a FUN day.

I LOVED the pictures you've shared.

Hope you are doing well...and I think about you often.

Diana said...

What a great birthday party!!

Blessings