He started his celebrating the day before with his little friends from his speech class. Here he is with his sweet little friend, Sara.
Here is the lovely crown he was presented with at speech.
Snacking on a few leftover birthday treats.
The kids couldn't wait for the next morning to come to celebrate with Bay. He chose donuts for his birthday breakfast.
Opening up his gifts that his siblings carefully picked out for him.
Pure joy when he discovered he got the "big kids" Harry Potter Lego Set
Along with the Thomas Train Set he really couldn't live without.
Gracie worked on this card for him the night before for about an hour. I love heartfelt sentiments like that.
The gang before I marched them off to finish piano, brush teeth and do their reading.I had big plans for us the entire day, like riding the train, going to the park, feeding the ducks and he just kept telling me, "NO". He just wanted to stay home and play with his toys and cuddle. Finally at 2:00 he said he would love to go to Trader Joe's to get his favorite cookies n cream ice cream and veggie sticks!
After Trader Joe's I convinced him to ride his bike up to the school to pick up the kids. Of course that is always a treat. He is a crazy on that bike.The kids so badly wanted me to bring him into each of their classrooms so everyone would know it was his birthday and they could all sing to him. I don't think they understand that their teachers probably wouldn't enjoy the interruption, but I did find it very sweet that they all wanted to show him off.
He chose In-N-Out Burger for his birthday dinner. Don't be fooled though, he doesn't actually eat anything on their menu, but he will drink a chocolate shake!
His final birthday wish for the day was to watch Toy Story 3 with all of his "big friends" aka all of his siblings friends that he thinks are his own. We had a houseful of fun kids that sure made him feel special the whole evening. Every time I went to check on him he was right smack dab in the middle of the action.
He really wanted "Harry Potter Buttcakes" (He can't say cupcakes, so he calls them "buttcakes". This results in hysterical laughter from all of us anytime he says it. Which causes us to ask him almost daily if he wants cake or cupcakes for dessert and he will always choose "buttcakes" which makes us all laugh all over again.) It will be so sad when he loses that little lisp of his because it provides us with some very funny translations.
I accidentally bought trick candles. I felt so bad because it was so disturbing to him. He is going to have a Pirate birthday party with all of his "little friends" following the Thanksgiving holiday.
Now I get to tell Bayden the four things that make him so fabulous. Actually there are a lot more than four, but I'll try to control myself.
1) He is REALLY funny! This little boy has a sense of humor and loves to make others laugh. He is pretty good at it too with his dance moves, funny facial expressions and hilarious comments. I often wish I had our daily conversations recorded because I don't think people believe all the truly funny things he says and does. He puts a huge smile on all of our faces.
2) He is tender. He loves to come up and tickle my arm and then he'll whisper he loves me in my ear. He loves to have his arm tickled, so it is his way of showing affection. It is really sweet. He loves to cuddle with his two blankets and always wants either Mark or I to cuddle him to sleep and then he wakes up every night without fail to ask us to come back in and sleep with him.
3) He is tenacious. He doesn't give up and has no fear. He expects a lot from himself and get frustrated when he can't do something. He works hard though and through his persistence he usually gets it done.
4) He loves his part from our Primary program. Honestly, he still says his part about 3 times a day, "Jesus Helps Us Do Things!" A few weeks ago he was crying because I asked him to clean up the Legos. I said, "I need to see you do your part and then I will come and do mine". He stood up really tall and said, "Jesus Helps Us Do Things!" He thought that was the "part" I was talking about when I was really referring to his share of the work. That has probably happened a dozen times since because I'm always encouraging him to do his "part" around the house (again referring to chores), but he just thinks I want him to recite his part. It is funny and now the kids are always telling him to do his part...the poor little tortured soul.
I must admit I'm quite obsessed with the little guy. I hate to be away from him too long and I find myself wanting to let other things slip by the wayside, so I have more time to be with him. He is such a bright spot in our home and we love him so much! You are the best Bay!