We've had a lot of fun around here lately! Andrew's birthday was yesterday, and we celebrated with family on his actual birthday, and with some friends on Saturday. He chose the best theme ever. A Roly Poly Birthday Party. Andy has a love bordering on adoration for roly polies, and since they are featured in most of his drawings, it was perfect.
He designed his cake, and was happy with how it turned out. The roly poly dragging a 5 didn't really turn out like I had envisioned for him, but he liked it. :) Emily was even more excited about the party than he was, I think. She insisted on wearing the party hat as soon as friends started to arrive, running around screaming, jumping, and clapping. She told him "Happy Birthday" about a million times over the weekend. We all did. :) I think she'll like her birthday later this month. Andrew was such a cutie all weekend, and was so proud of the decorations he had made.
It was so bittersweet for me to see Andrew running around being such a big kid yesterday. Five to me seems so....different. I remember being five. He has become such a sweet little boy, though, and I love getting to know him more and more as the years go on.
After he opened presents, he asked when we were going to play party games. Wellllllll......since we didn't have any planned, we played London Bridge and Red Light, Green Light. We also played with his new basketball hoop.
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!