And I am still shaking my head in wonder that I am old enough to have a five-year-old. Kindergarten is just a couple months away! It's almost beyond me.
We celebrated Ty's special day yesterday with a fun morning playing baseball at the park. Dad took him in the afternoon to play tennis, and then he opened presents. As per tradition in our family, the person whose birthday it is gets to choose a place to go out to dinner, and Ty chose McDonald's. I really hate that place. But for my boy, I guess I can handle it once in a long while. :-)
The present-opening made me a little sad. Last year (and for the several birthdays/Christmases before that) the vast majority of the gifts Ty received were centered on cars and Lightning McQueen. This birthday, he didn't receive a single car. It was all super heroes, legos, and sports equipment. Big boy stuff, basically. Why, oh why, does he have to grow up on me?!
We finished off the night with a most delicious Costco chocolate cake, super-hero themed, of course. I thought of it as my consolation prize that I wasn't in the hospital having a baby. :-)
Here are a few facts about Ty at age 5 (as dictated to me by him):
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Mac and Cheese
Favorite Thing to Do: Legos
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Friend: Josh
Favorite Place to Go: The Park
Favorite Treat: Chocolate
Favorite Scripture Story: Nehor and Gideon
Favorite Vacation Destination: Utah (Remember how this kid has been to Hawaii!?! I think this speaks volumes about how he feels about his grandparents and cousins!)
Happy Birthday to my first baby! I feel so, so blessed to have you for my own!