Where has the time gone?! He was my only child that was born in NY. We are once again in Utah. He is my little blonde hair, blue-eyed fellow. He reminds me a lot of one of my brothers, both personality and looks.
He had planned what he wanted to do for his birthday for months. He wanted to go to Wingers, which is a restaurant in the area, that gives you all the popcorn you can eat. I think that is what drew him in!
He started to ask to open his gifts the day before his birthday, because it was "just one more day." I kept telling him he had to wait until his birthday. I got woken up very early by him so he could open his presents. I told him he would open them later, after his cupcakes and cookies had been made. He wasn't horribly amused with that idea. I remember being a kid though!
That morning, the kids went over to one of our family friends so Keith and I could get some things done around the house, before the party time started. Keith then picked them up and we met my sister and her husband at Wingers for lunch. Their gluten-free fryer was down, so they let me have all the salad I wanted for $2. I had two plates of it. Thankfully, I love salad! The birthday had chicken, and all the popcorn he could eat. They also brought him a huge slice of mint chocolate chip ice cream pie. He shared it with everyone!
His uncle and his dad then had to run down to Salt Lake to take care of some business. When they got home, we sang happy birthday and he opened gifts. I had bought birthday wrapping paper, because I didn't want to wrap his stuff in Christmas wrapping paper, just because we had some. I got a couple of pictures with my phone, but the rest are on a camera and I don't have access to it to get them off right now.
His big gift was a remote control car and a game called Tenzi, which is dice. He got a few other smaller things. He was elated!
In the past year, he started first grade. He has learned how to read a lot better. He knows how to cook scrambled eggs, and enjoys doing it. He loves Monopoly. He enjoys playing with our dog, Hazel. Him and his brother share a room and have bunk beds. They still haven't quite come to terms with which bunk is whose. They will switch whenever they feel like it.
He loves doing yardwork a lot more than housework. He will be the first one out there to pull weeds or shovel snow. He helped to turn the soil in the garden with the shovel.
He loves playing with his siblings. He has an amazing smile and a good sense of humor. He hates to get his haircut! His request for his birthday meal was turkey roast. We had that the next day, since he didn't give me the request til about 6 pm, and we wouldn't have been eating til after 9 since I would have had to go buy it.
He lost his first tooth on Dec 30. My sons hold on to their baby teeth, in their mouth, for as long as possible. He was so excited to finally lose a tooth, so the tooth fairy could come! He is like me when it comes to getting adult teeth, his adult tooth was growing in behind the baby tooth.
I am so blessed to have this little fellow for a son!