Wednesday, September 28, 2011

When a little boy turns 5

When you are a 5 year old boy, what do you want for your birthday more than anything else?

You want.....a bike!

And not just any bike, a GREEN, HOT WHEELS bike. Yes, he specifically asked for this bike. And I found an awesome dragon helmet at Good Will for 5 Bucks!! It looks brand new. So don't tell Henry!

And for his cake? Perry the Platypus, courtesy of mom's baking and dad's decorating skills.

Henry shared the day with his cousin Joel, who though 5 years older, also like Phineas and Ferb. My sister(in law) Amy made a lava cake. Um, yum? Seriously. Lucky boy to have a lava cake.

I love how excited little kids get about other children's presents. It never bothers me. Everyone wants to see what the birthday boy gets, don't they?

And despite how we look, Kate and I really were excited about being there. But getting our picture taken? Not so much.

So Henry is 5 now. 5? Really? It was just yesterday that he was a little jaundice baby in his bili box, too sleepy to nurse, and in need of constant holdin'. Oh how we love him.

~Henry is sweet and cuddly and goofy all at the same time.
~He loves his family so much, but I swear the kid loves his friends in a way I have rarely seen.
~His daddy is his favorite person in the whole world. And I'm not just saying that. He got hurt last night and I rushed to him, and you could see him eyeing his dad. I told him, "I know you want your dad, but I'm going to comfort you, ok?" He snuggled into me, but I know it wasn't the same for him. And don't think for a second Jeff doesn't know this. Oh, he knows.
~Henry missed the cut off for kindergarten. So all of his friends went this year. He's already bigger than everyone, so next year? They're going to wonder who the giant kid going to kindergarten is.
~Henry blesses our family in so many ways, from his sweet little prayers, to his random temper tantrums, to the way he won't kiss anyone, to the way he snuggles when he's sad or tired, everything about him just melts your heart.

And why wouldn't it, I mean, just look at that face!

Happy Birthday Henry!


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