They wake up at 5 am to open presents
They act surprised even though they already picked their present out 2 months ago and have asked about it every day since
They think everything tastes better with a candle in it
They spend all morning absorbed in the new legos and get mad when they can't skip school to play with them
They get so excited for mom to come eat lunch with them at school. They look so cute when mom comes to eat lunch with them at school.
They have been counting down the days and hours until their party for the past 11 months and anxiously await the arrival of each guest
They insist on plain cheese pizza because next to ramen noodles and cold cereal, that's all they ever want to eat
They don't care that their whole party had to change at the last minute since the movie times at the drive-in switched and they had to see a movie at they dollar theater that they've already seen, because all they really care about is the presents anyway
They love their friends. Especially the ones that give really good presents.
They don't care that their mom makes really crappy cakes, as long as it has lots of frosting and candy (I saw these cute cake/cupcake toppers that were right up my ally, it's just dum dums dipped in water-not licked, contrary to popular belief-and rolled in sprinkles)
They don't care when their little brother blows out their candles. Okay, maybe they do, but they're quick to forgive
They have way too much energy and show off way too much, but hey, it's your birthday. Go buck wild, you deserve it.
We love you Jayden, you bring a whole new element of excitement into our family. You are a very determined little guy, and although your stubborness can get the most of you sometimes, I love that when you set your mind to something you don't stop until you get it. You march to the beat of your own drum and I admire the way you could care less what other people think. You have such an infectious laugh and a smile to die for. I can't wait to see what amazing things you accomplish as you grow up, we love you Jayden! Happy birthday!