Sunday, November 21, 2010

and he is 5

 This once tiny boy is 5.  We had a very full week with new work and preparations for a celebration.  For sanity's sake ( yes, she flew over the house for a moment last week) I did NOT do the crown, the hobo lunches, the t shirt or a  extravagant cake.  Without intending on having a theme it turned into a circle party.

 Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting and sprinkles,  I was told that is what kids have at their birthdays, not cakes.   I did make hobo gift bags filled with dollar store gifts.  They were simple and fun,  a simple place mat construction with loops on 3 sides and a long rope on the 4th.  Polka-dots were on the outsides of all, in case they take them to ride the rails.

 We made pizza's, ate a ton of veggie sticks and cantaloupe.  The kids ran wild & the adults drank too much coffee, it was a nice party for a Saturday afternoon.  To finish off the birthday weekend we all went to 'Strega Nona the Musical' today, a favorite book.

When I get a moment to reflect on it all I am astounded at this past 5 years, I can't even fathom what is next. 

( felix 2 months old & me  26)


Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

oh, happiest of birthdays to little felix and his pretty mama! looks like a great party. those hobo bags are so stinking cute.

And I feel that I have failed as a mother because my kids are the only ones on the east side of madison that won't eat veggie sticks.

Jeanne Lydon said...

Happy belated birthday to Felix! I had forgotten how close in age he is to Elliot (who turned 5 just yesterday!). Five seems like a big transition, doesn't it? Definitely into the kid stage now.

Elizabeth, my kids don't eat veggie sticks, either!