Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ty's Turn

A first birthday is pretty special, but turning six is pretty great, too!  We had a birthday party for Ty the Saturday before we left for Utah.  He wanted a lego-theme party.  He invited a couple of kids from his primary class and a couple of kids from his kindergarten class.  Because we had so much going on, we just decided to keep it simple and have it at home. 
The boys had a lego car building contest.  It was fun to see their creative juices at work!

And we played "Put the Shark in the Watter," (a pin the tail on the donkey-type game).

The mask that came with the game was pretty awesome!!

We had pizza and cake, too.  My cake decorating skills have definitely been lacking this month.  Neither Ty's nor Annie's cakes were all that great.  But Ty thought his cake was amazing, and that's all that mattered!

The next Sunday we were in Utah and we had a combined party for Ty and Annie with my family.

And then Wednesday was his actual birthday, and he got to celebrate it with all his Marchant cousins at the Rockin' R Ranch!  It was so cute--he honestly thought the reason the entire family was at the ranch was to celebrate his birthday with him.  So adorable!

We went to Chuck E. Cheese last night for his birthday dinner, since he hadn't yet gotten to pick a place to go out to dinner with our family.  So it seemed like Ty's birthday sort of lasted forever!  And I hope it doesn't make me a bad mom to say this, but I am glad to be done with all the celebrations!

Ty at Age Six:
Favorite Food:  Pizza
Favorite Treat:  Ice Cream
Favorite Color:  Blue
Favorite Sport:  Basketball
Favorite Subject:  P.E.
Favorite Thing to Do:  Play Legos
When I Grow Up, I Want to Be:  A Basketball Player
My Hero is:  My Mom
If I Had $100, I Would:  Buy a $100 Lego Set!

Ty is bright--he was the top reader in his class in kindergarten.  His handwriting improved by leaps and bounds this year, too.  He's very good at math, just like his dad!  He is generally a mellow, mild-mannered little boy.  His laugh is quick to surface, and quite infectious.  Ty's also very responsible.  For example, a couple mornings ago he woke up and threw up all over his bed.  I was gone running and Adam was still asleep.  Instead of waking Adam up, he put his dirty pajamas on top of the washing machine and got himself a shower.  He was getting dressed when Adam woke up and asked what was going on.  That's just how he is--responsible and independent.  He spends most of his time playing basketball and legos (as evidenced by his responses above!).  If he has a fault, it's that he can be bossy.  He is definitely an oldest child, and wants things to be done his way!  But he is really just an all-star kid, and we love him to bits!

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