Tuesday was Owens 5th Birthday. He woke up in the morning, hobbled into my room all sleepy eyed and woke me up with his scratchy morning voice, "its morning time mommy". This is what he does every morning when he wakes up. I usually roll over or have him crawl into bed and cuddle. On this morning I jumped out of bed and started saying "HAPPY BIRTHDAY", "Who is 5 years old???". I think I embarassed him a little bit at first because he just crawled into my bed with a smirk on his face and layed there not talking. Once it finally hit him the questions started rolling in like, "Is it my birthday all day?", "Will it still be my birthday tomorrow?", "When will I be 6?". I answered every single one for quite some time. Through out the morning he would say things like "since its my birthday can I...". I found it cute that he thought he could get away with things since it was his birthday. Of course I did let him get away with a few things here and there but for the most he had to follow the rules.
Once he got to school he had to tell everyone he saw it was his birthday. I am sure he did it every chance he got that day. I took a half day from work so I could bring treats to school. Normally when its nice out they play outside when it is nap time for everyone else. My plan was to bring in popsicles for the class and sing Happy Birthday. It ended up raining but Owen still wanted me to bring in pops. So I did. I went there around 2. They all had pops and sang to Owen. He was loving it but really only cared that he got to go home early. So we left.
Once we got home we relaxed a little then made brownies. Owen does not like cake much at all so he requested brownies and chocolate ice cream for his birthday dessert. He also requested grilled cheese and soup for dinner. What the birthday boy wants the birthday boy shall get! After that he got to open his presents. We only got him a a couple gifts because we have this coming week off and are doing some fun stuff that week for his bday. We decided that for his birthday from now on we will get him a few gifts to open and do something fun as a family. Create the memories.
To be honest, the kid gets "gifts" all year round. He gets a toy, plays with it for a day or two then it dies in the toy box. I want to say that I dont believe in toys but that is just silly. I will probably continue to buy him cheap toys that he only play with for a few days.
We are having a small (if you can call it that between our two families) party, immediate family only. It should be fun...Owen is excited. We are having pizza and cake! I am baking two cakes for it. I am sure there will be plenty of pictures. I will post some next week!
So anyways...I think he had a great mid-week birthday.