Grandma Bobbie promised Madeline that she could paint her nails when she got home from her trip. As soon as Madeline saw Grandma walk through our door...she quickly claimed her client. Pink sparkle was the color of the day. :)
Monday, July 2, 2012
William officially turned 5 as of 8:43 pm July 2nd. :)
Here are a few photos from his actual birth-day...we just had fun as a family. :) The day ended w/ a few sparklers from Aunt Kaye.
William decided that he wanted to go to the petting zoo on his birthday. Wowza...buddy! Way to pick one of the hottest days of the year! We all layed down for early naps and then got up and drove to the petting zoo...we had to drive an hour, but it WAS a fun time. I was even able to swing in my Arthur-trip to pick up my 2 weeks worth of milk. Yay!! The kids had fun climbing "The Mountain" just outside the petting zoo. :)
William all decked out in his army-dress-up outfit from Eva. And he's holding one of the newest kittens.
We celebrated his birthday morning w/ chocolate chip & triple berry pancakes. It's been a long time since I've made pancakes...I usually make waffles. :) (and the chocolate wasn't mixed w/ the berry--btw...just to clarify:) He had candles in his pancakes and in his p & j for lunch--it's those little things that make memories, eh??
Sunday Dinner was at our house...we celebrated w/ the fam. He requested a chocolate cake w/ cherries. Madeline and I made the whole thing from scratch...I got a very yummy & simple recipe for chocolate cake off of allrecipes.com We did whip up our own frosting--I just couldn't bring myself to buy the store kind, after I read the ingredient list...health triumphed over convenience--ha,ha. (as if chocolate cake is healthy??) I did use coconut oil in the cake and the frosting--delish! (Madeline and I did add some red raspberries on the top too) Funny William really wanted prunes on it, but I was able to talk him out of that one. :)
Is he really 5 years old? The days have sometimes been long...but the years fly past. Wow!
Saturday evening (a few days before his actual birthday), we started a new birthday tradition w/ the kids: The birthday-kid gets to go on a *special* date w/ Justin and I + get to pick where we eat. He chose Pizza Hut. :)
We had a good time chatting w/ him and enjoying our time w/ just him.
Wow...I wonder what the next 5 years will bring in William's life. We are excited to see him grow up and live out what God has in store for him. It's so fun to look back and see how much he's grown and changed in the past 5 years.
I think, if only we can look past today w/ our toddlers...and get the vision that they WILL grow up and the important thing is to be faithful in the "little" things of the day--it's all building into their character and affecting who they'll be as they grow up. Wow...I want to enjoy it all. God, give us grace!