Five is a big deal at our house. I mean, being one whole hand and all, its pretty significant. So, in honor of being 5. Here are 5 things about Cbug turning F-I-V-E!
First up...A party and an interview!
1) A Party
one of the 5-year-old traditions we have started is really letting our kids PLAN their 5th birthday. Usually birthdays for our family are either just at our house or at our church. Not too over the top. But for 5, we want to let them really dream big (reasonably). KJ picked Legoland. But Cbug had a different idea.
AUNT MARILYN'S HOUSE. IN NASHVILLE.
He's been talking about it for months, ever since she and Nonna came to visit this fall.
We reminded him that it meant his friends wouldn't be there he said "Yes they will!" And proceeded to list his few favorite adults that live in Nashville. He wanted to invite Nonna and Papa J, Aunt Marilyn and Uncle B, Aunt Paulie (who shares his bday) and "Grannie Frannie and her children"...who are also adults. The only kids he wanted to invite were his cousins, Beau and Kylie. Ok, bud, you got it!
Then we reminded him that we wouldn't be able to go swimming at Aunt M's because it would be too cold. To which he responded "That's ok, we can do some other activities". Oh yeah, like what...well, for starters he wanted to do "a craft" then "play some games" then "read some stories". Wow, ok, this is getting easier by the minute.
It actually worked out perfectly because we were going to be in Nashville anyway, just one week before his birthday. He's still BIG on dates so he had to be convinced that it was ok to have the party on a day other than January 3rd, but it helped when we told him he would be at school that day and could take cake to his friends. Instead, he kept calling this his "December 26th birthday".
For the craft, everyone decorated number 5s for Cbug to keep.
2) An Interview
A: Cbug, do you know what an interview is?
Cbug: No, Is it something fun we do together?
A: Yes, I'm going to ask you some questions about being 5.
A: What is your favorite Color?
A: What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
Cbug: Going to an apartment because they have outside up things where you can look at stuff
A You mean balconies?
Cbug: Play with Korben's legos
and play in the kitchen with Libby
and also visit Josh and Mr Derek.
Cbug: My spiderman shirt and new cowboy boots
A: What is your favorite thing to eat?
Cbug: Things about God and Jesus and teach them Spanish
Cbug: My favorite is Libby's verse "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. All your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14
Cbug: That he watches over us.