Sunday, August 08, 2010

What 6 year olds do on their birthday

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 love all the special attention

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 thrive on being the center of attention because everyone wants to be friends with the boy who brings cupcakes

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!


Janessa said...

I am totally in love with that boy, and your camera! Of course Jayden comes in at a strong first, but wow, I am so impressed with the pictures! The "I'm mad because I can't stay home and play with my legos" picture is too cute! The lunch picture smile has got to be the cutest thing EVER! The picture of the cake looks like it's straight out of a cook book. I love the sucker idea! It's okay if you licked a few, you can tell us:) I'm glad Jayden got some good presents to make up for the movie swap. That stinks about the movie! Glad it all worked out though. Give that boy a great big birthday hug from his BFF!

Chelsea said...

and they act like they don't already own a gift they recieved... ;) I hope you saw I taped the gift receipt to it. Thanks for inviting Kosty! I'm still smiling at how big he felt going to it, and coming home late when Brayden was sleeping. He was feeling pretty dang cool.

p.s. that is the Power Miners set that he always plays with over here, and I see you found it on clearance--so nice!!

Jodee said...

Happy Birthday Jayden! I can't believe he is 6! I will be so sad when they don't think it's cool to have mom come eat lunch with them...