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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

He’s FIVE!


The Birthday Boy Sized

This year, I decided to have a baking birthday party as he likes to help in the kitchen, LOVES pizza, and it was a something hands-on all the kids could enjoy!  Here is the little invite:  

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party goodies!

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Our little guy and all friends had a great time learning how to make their own pizza a pull-apart cinnamon bread.   We had two college girls (sisters), run the party and I have to say they did an excellent job of keeping all the kids engaged and gave very good child leveled instruction.  I was so impressed with how they asked questions first and let the kids predict.  The kids were excited, calm and (though, I am usually a teensy stressed when it comes to planning parties), I was not the tiniest bit stressed at this one!  I was actually feeling elated and relaxed at the same time.  More importantly, Brayden and all his little friends had a super time!  Everything went smooth and it seemed to go quickly.  

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preparing their pull-apart cinnamon bread

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B opened his gifts as the pizza and pull-apart cinnamon bread baked.

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Doesn’t it look great?!

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Bitter sweet to see your baby boy celebrate his 5th birthday, I must say.  I seriously kept thinking, he is now a little boy, no longer a baby or toddler.  It makes me feel a little sad, yet know it’s inevitable.  I am very comforted that I have a general idea of what to except as he grows and develops (only bc I have a teenager).  However, I look forward to “unknowns”  and making plans for his future.  How blessed we are to have such a little man so kind and loving.  Happy Birthday to MY baby boy!    

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saying bye to sweet Ella…which he’ll was to see soon.  Her birthday was immediately following the baking fun!

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Birthday hug, then group hug!

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Stacey, Jesse, Mandy, Megan, & a little Emily

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Mommy loves this big boy so much!

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just a little collage I made on my phone, once we were home settled and playing


1 comment:

Mommie Couture said...

Seriously, I'm beginning to think you need to become a party planner - everything you do is so incredibly cute! And Happy Birthday to B!