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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Little Man turns 5!

Mom, this post is for you!
(And for anyone else remotely interested in my son's birthday! LOL)

We got a phone call yesterday asking us to take a lot of pictures since Mom and Dad are back in Maine and couldn't be here. And since I try hard to be a good daughter, I'll do my best to oblige.

We always like to do "family" parties and so we invited our closest family over which happens to be my best friend and her husband. We love them just like family and are so glad they came. It meant the world to us and I know Little Man was glad they came as well.

Well let's get right to the important stuff.
Here's the cake!I opted to go easy so I made my chocolate cake (which he requested with little to no coaxing) and then drizzled a raspberry chocolate glaze over it. EASY but so good!

Here are the party attendees!
My best friend and I!
It's a party, and where there's a party there's party hats!
And in this case, lots of them!
You have to love this man and I'm so glad my best friend does! LOL!

Here's my sweet hubbalicious.
Oh honey you look so cute! I just wanna kiss you! But I guess I'll just wait till you get home today. * What was I talking about? Oh yeah, the birthday party*

And last but not least, my beautiful children.
Notice my daughter perfectly posed, my oldest son being, well, himself and the birthday boy paying no attention AT all.
Yeah that's about right!
So we ate dinner and then played some party games.For whatever reason we didn't get any pictures of us playing pin the tail on the donkey, which is always fun to watch adults play. LOL!

Then it was time for cake!

Is this not the most precious 5 year old ever? Love him!

And this, my friends, has got to be THE cutest picture of ANYONE, EVER, blowing out candles.
Because I said not to long ago that no one looks good blowing out candles.
Well this picture has proven me wrong once again.

He quickly devoured the cake and quickly asked for another piece. Oy!

Next came the opening of the gifts.
I want you to see the priceless expressions on this little boys face!
I love this one.
Completely filled with anticipation.Here was completely thrilled with each and every present he opened!

The sweet part about all this is that, my 7 year old had put a lot of effort into going through his dresser and picking out just the right shirts and pajamas that didn't fit him any more and carefully wrapped each one and gave them to Little Man for his birthday. And Little Man LOVED it. It melted this Momma's heart and I think his Aunt Kathy's too!

Speaking of me, I had to quickly show my son how the game of Perfection was played!
And I quickly remembered how frustrating and "scary" this game is.

So Uncle Mike gave it a try.
And didn't do much better than Momma! Hee! Hee!

Hang in there. Almost done I promise.

We decided that it was beautiful outside and so set forth to play some games in the yard.
Everyone was playing their own thing.
Kathy and I were playing badminton (I'm sparing you the pictures of that!)
The boys played baseball and football.
And my hubby ended up in our palm trees!

And when everyone went home and the night finally came to an end, my precious little Man decided that he wanted to wear the hand me down pj's that his brother had lovingly given him for his birthday.

It doesn't get any better than that!

Have a great day my friends and if you read all that, I got to hand it to you! You do like me! LOL!


  1. Of course we like you!!Those pictures will melt your mom's heart. He isn't even mine..and I was oohhing and ahhing!!
    That excitement on his face is priceless!!

    Have a great day..STAY AWAY from the cake!! IF there is any leftover..lol

    Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. What a great day all the way around!! Seriously....nothing like a 5 year old!!! Such complete JOY!!

  3. Happy Birthday to the little man! He is a cutie!

  4. Happy birthday to your sweet baby boy! I love the picture of him blowing out the candles. How cute! Blessings to you.

  5. If your little man was about 20+ hours closer, then he'd be invited to my little man's birthday in a few weeks! I think they'd hit it off well.

    Beautiful family memories!

  6. That looks like a great birthday party:-)

  7. That was the best 5 yr olds b-day part I've ever been to! :) We had such a fun time and of course we love those kids like they were our own, so we HAD to be there... :)
    THANK YOU for opting to leave our our badmitten photos, LOLOLOL...oh my!

  8. oh how sweet, those where great photos thanks so much for sharing

  9. I love this post. I love that your older son packed up his stuff and gave it and that your younger one loved it. What can be better than that!!! The cake looked yummy, the hats great, I wish I had seen the pictures of pin the tail on the donkey and you playing badminton though. Sounds like lots of fun!! Love and Blessings, Angel

  10. How cute is your blog?? And how cute are those pictures!? I am your newest follower...=)

  11. I read the whole thing! Heehee!
    Happy birthday little man! Geoff. is so precious.
    see you soon,
    PS, I have a post coming soon JUST for YOU.

  12. How fun! I loved all those pictures and I'm so glad your husband finally got a piece of chocolate cake for himself! :D

    Love the expressions in the birthday boy's face! Priceless moments!

  13. Beautiful cake and what a nice looking young man you have there!

    Aren't their toys fun? We play with them as much as they do!

  14. I have one turning 5 in a few days. Happy birthday to your sweetie.

  15. I read the entire post of course saw it earlier today, but didn't have time to comment until now. My son is still home sick. :(

    SUCH cuteness and sweetness - love it!!! Looks totally like my kind of party! Um, and where's my piece of cake??? I mean I need to bulk up before I start shredding - BAHAHAHA! :)

    I love that your older son gave his PJs etc. and that the birthday boy wore them - it puts a tear in the eye it's so sweet!

    Big will-you-put-on-my-next-birthday-party hugs to you! Have a fabulous evening my friend!

  16. Happy Birthday Little Man!

  17. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! It sure looks like he was having the time of his life. I bet he remembers turning 5 for the rest of his life. :)

  18. Happy Birthday to Little Man....it looks like a wonderful day and a great party. I loved the pictures especially the ones showing his sheer delight. What fun to be 5!

  19. Wow! I am so glad I scrolled down to see if I had missed anything!
    What a precious post! These pics are so funny, cute, adorable, delicious, priceless! get the picture ;)

    Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! You daughter looks JUST LIKE YOU!!!!

    You have the sweetest family and friends!!

  20. I do like you! Looks like your son had a great birthday. He's adorable!

  21. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! He looks so cute! I miss him. The cake looks so yummy. Can I tell you how much I love your new blog makeover? Of course I can. It's fabulous! Love it love it love it!!!!

    I'm posting a Friday Funny! My meds are all switched around so I may not be up in the morning....will you link it for me in case I am not up until 10...you know, when you are ready for a nap! lol You know it's true! lol

    Love you, my friend.

  22. I love the blowing-out-the-candles picture! That's some serious concentration going on there. Happy Birthday to him!!

    We had a birthday, too, this week. My middle guy turned 11. He opened a few gifts, but we're saving the rest along with the cake to do once my husband gets home. With no other family around to help celebrate, we need all the members of our little family present to do it right. :)


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