Where has the time gone?
How, in the blink of an eye, could you have turned from this:
I always feel so sentimental on Nathan's birthdays. It makes me think back on the morning he was born, and those first few weeks of his life where I felt more love, fear, joy, and anxiety than I had ever experienced all at once. There's something really special about celebrating the birthday of your firstborn. I celebrate myself in a way, because that was the day I became forever more, a mother.
Nathan had his first donut a couple of months ago and hasn't stopped talking about it since. Those fried sugary balls of dough really leave an impression, don't they? ;) So for his birthday second breakfast (we made him eat a real breakfast first) we met up with Mike and Heidi who drove in from Boron for Nathan's birthday and had some birthday donuts!
|Heidi, Mya, Mason, Mike, Nathan, Cameron|
Cameron and Mike made delicious cinnamon rolls for dessert!
Menu: homemade mac n cheese, hot dogs, salad. This is what dreams are made of, people.
Nathan was in hot heaven. Adden, Mason, Mya, and Ben all in the same room at the same time!? He could hardly contain his excitement.
Happy Birthday, my boy
Frosting covered bliss:
The next day was Nathan's party. We kept it small, just the cousins, but that was enough to keep this mom on her toes. (that's a nice way of saying I was going nuts ;))
We decided to do a pirate theme because Nathan is ALWAYS talking about the Pirates of the Carribean and wants to watch video of the ride all the time. He randomly blurts out, "dead men tell no tales...." or "yo ho yo ho a pirates life for me,"
Here are our cute pirate cupcakes
Ready for the treasure hunt!
|Adden, Mason, Ben, Nathan, and Dwayne (Mya didn't want to be in the picture)|
I think the past week between Christmas and the birthday celebrations the day before Nathan was too tired to put his heart and soul into the treasure hunt. The older boys ran from place to place while Nathan went from walking really slowly behind everyone and begging me or Cameron to carry him. (insert disappointed face emoji) haha. This kid.
|Nathan was more interested in trying to get the boys to use the zipline than continuing on the next clue. I learned a valuable lesson-3 years old is a little bit too young for a treasure hunt. Oh well.|
|Once again, not interested in the clue, more interested in the play set|
|Asking to be carried :-||
Now THIS he was excited about.
Next up: PIZZA PARTY!
You are so special. I am so grateful for the boy you are. You keep me on my toes, that's for sure. You are so much fun, you keep us all laughing constantly. You love people and friends. You know no strangers. The other day you met some of daddy's highschool friends and you yelled at one of the women, "hey, guwuwl (girl) I'm gonna get your bunsies!" (butt) You love everything boy. Meaning you love everything violent. haha. You love wrestling, playing swords, playing guns, and anything active. You are obsessed with Star Wars and PJ Masks and are constantly telling people you are "Dar Vadar!" a "Storm Trooper" or "Catboy" (everyone thinks you are saying "cowboy") You will go along with anything we do as long as we call it an adventure. You say, a "benture!?" and you're all up for it. You are such an amazing spirit. I am so lucky to be your mom! I can't wait to see all you do and how much you learn and grown in the next year! Happy Birthday!