Friday, April 03, 2015

The Little Boy turns 6

The little boy turned 6 earlier this week.

I could go on about how surreal it is that 6 years have gone by in the blink of an eye, yet it seems like a lifetime ago that we brought him home from the hospital, but for now I think I'll just let the photos do the talking. :)

Birthday Party #1 with Ladies' Bible Class

Most of these ladies have known the little boy from the time he was the size of a blueberry inside of me, and have watched him grow up, week by week, to be such a sweet little man. :)

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This year was a Ninja Turtle themed year.  The funny thing is, the little boy does not know any of their names, and has never watched a single episode of the TMNT cartoons or any of the movies.  And yet, he just likes the idea of them or something. 
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It was worth the little extra work on the cake and presents to see his excited face as he came running into our room after class was over.
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He was thrilled at the cake,
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but really, he couldn't wait to get his hands on the presents :)  The ladies were very kind to bring fruits and awesome craft birthday cards, and a few even brought presents and gave birthday money!
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Birthday Party #2  Celebration with Family at Mamo's House

Judith was ever so gracious and offered up her backyard yet again so we could have a place to have the little boy's party.  It is just the most conducive place ever, with backyard space for little boys to romp around in, a shaded area with a picnic table, swingset etc. 
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Google is a good friend when it comes to coming up with ideas for themed birthday parties. :)
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I tried to keep it simple, with a few touches here and there, like the masks for the kids, special water bottle labels and a ninja watermelon. :)
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Judith had just finished painting the chairs that had come from Grandad's house, different colors and the little boy promptly sat on the green one, what with it being the TMNT motif and all. :)
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Before long, the cousins arrived and it was play, play, play.
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As I have said before, I am so thankful that the little boy has a cousin about his age.  There are only 6 months between Max and him, and so they just click very well together.  They are both interested in soccer at the moment, and so spent a bit of time kicking the soccer about. ( no pics, unfortunately - I must have been busy setting stuff up )
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At first they were all lightsabers and rifles, and then Max started showing how to twirl his weapon :)
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I mean, just look at those 2 together.
The LITTLE ones, I mean :)
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Of course, when you have all these little boys together in one place, you MUST gather them up for a photo :)
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It can be hard to get them all still and looking at the cameras at the same time, but they were all very sweet. :)
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And what is a Ninja Turtle themed party without PIZZA?
Well, to be honest, it would have been pizza whether or NOT it was a Ninja Party. 
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I am probably repeating myself, but I told myself that I would make a number cake every year.  The number 6 is a mite tricky, and I didn't even bother to cut out the "o" - opting for a piece of chocolate in its place instead.  Heh.  Oh, and I had ordered the figurines off of Ebay and they got here in time!
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I love it that Max was just as excited as well :)
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The little boy got lots of great gifts,
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and we asked Mamo and Uncle Jim for some batteries and were soon deep into the Minion Operation game. :)
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Birthday Party #3  Just the 3 of us

Birthday party #1 had been on the day we had bible class; Birthday party #2 was when family members could make it, and Birthday party #3 was at home on the actual day, with just the 3 of us.

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I didn't want to make yet another cake, what with there being leftover cake in the fridge and whatnot, and so I decided to go with an Almond Joy pudding pie.
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Boy, it was goooooooooood.
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Oh, and the little boy has already put in a request for an Avengers' themed birthday celebration next year.

Hoy. :)

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