Friday, March 8, 2013

The J-Bird's Big Day

  We like to make a big deal about birthdays around here - a BIG deal - so the whole day yesterday was all about the J-bird. He's having a little party with his friends on Saturday, but yesterday was a family day, and it was pretty great. He came downstairs in the morning and opened a gift (a homemade fort-building kit) and had some breakfast on the "You are special today" plate. After that, he wanted to watch Star Wars and play some games, so that's what we did.

 We went to Red Robin (aka: "Red Robin Hood") for lunch, and then came home to a ukelele serenade from the neighbor girls. The J-bird was thrilled to receive a giant balloon bouquet delivery from his Granny and Papa and had a nice, relaxing afternoon, waiting for his Daddy to come home.

 Once James got home, we all headed out to Pizza Schmizza, the J-bird's favorite place, for supper and some games, and then we headed home for presents and homemade ice cream cake.

 One might say that the J-bird was a bit excited. Whenever he opened a gift he particularly liked, he'd fall on the floor in paroxysms of joy. He might possibly have a wee dramatic streak.

The walkie-talkies he received from my parents were a huuuuuuuuuge hit, as was the little electrical circuit building kit from James's folks. They all give him such thoughtful gifts, and it's sweet to see.

 LEGO store coupon that James made.

Six candles, plus one to grow on. Once they were all out, he turned to Miss V and said, "Thank you so much for your help, Sister!", aaaaaaand our hearts melted. What a sweet little stinker.

Now to scrub this joint down for a bunch of four, five, and six year olds and a robot themed birthday party. Here we go!


Joy Brown said...

I don't have any wee ones of my own just yet, and my stepchildren (which I consider my "real" children if there is such a distinction) are 10 and 12. However, you have such sweet ideas that I know will make a lasting impression on your kiddos and will be something they will make traditions out of for their kids :) I try to do that for my kids and when the days comes and I have little little ones, I hope to "Borrow" some of yours! :)

Our kids will never remember how we spent thousands of dollars on that one toy the TV told them they wanted....but they will remember things like "Mom had a special plate that when it was our birthday, we got to eat on it and it was a HUGE deal" :)

God Bless you and your beautiful family :)

Geneva said...

Thank you so much! <3