On November 12, my baby turned 6. I can't even believe I am now the mother of a 9, 8, and 6 year old. He woke up excited to be 6 and ran downstairs to get ready for school. He was clearly prepared to milk it for all it was worth because he went to the pantry to get breakfast and came to the kitchen to talk to me without any breakfast. He then looked at me and said, "Mom, since it's my birthday, do you think you could go to the store and buy some cereal that doesn't suck?" As I choked on my coffee from laughing, I couldn't bring myself to reprimand him for using potty talk when he said suck and I hit the grocery store on the way home after dropping him off. He proceeded to spend the rest of the week telling us all how he should be treated special since his birthday wasn't over until his party was over.
Alex's birthday was on a Tuesday, so I took cake to school to celebrate. After school we went out to dinner and then opened presents.
He was a little excited to open presents and he loved his new nerf gun.
His party was on Saturday and he requested a Lego party. Of course after looking around town, I could only find a tablecloth and a couple plates, so I came home to scour pinterest and, man, there were some good ideas. We started the party with a cut out Lego man for pictures.
Then we had a bunch of different building contests-they made a car and raced them down the hall, they each got a Lego man as part of their goody bag to build, and then we had some free build time too. I had planned more building games like a tower and a house, plus some little games like Lego sorting and Lego relays, but they were having so much fun just playing with the Legos that we let them go at it. For the party we used all the Legos we already owned, plus I bought the boxes of wheels, doors, and one set of rainbow colored to divide for the building games from the Lego store.
They did however, love the pin the head on the Lego man game and the pinata. They pinned heads on the Lego man over and over and over again. To make all these Lego men, I simply printed one on an 8.5x11 sheet of paper then took it to OfficeMax and had it blown up to 24x36 for the pin the head and 24x48 for the picture cut out. The picture cut out is mounted on foam board which was actually the most expensive part.
Alex wasn't too amused by this, but I thought it was quite funny. He was taking his sweet time to blow out the candles after we sang happy birthday and his best buddy blew out the candles for him. We of course relit them and let him get his chance too.
Everybody had a great time and I was so glad to not have another party at Chuck E. Cheese.
I'm so proud of my big boy-smart, funny, and as sweet as can be. I love him so much!