Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 793: Five

My Little M is less little today.  He turned the Big 5.

I really can't believe it.

I'm excited for what he has coming up this year.  But I'm a little sad, too.

The day was full of Joyful Moments.  Starting with his special birthday breakfast that he'd requested:  Green eggs (he fully embraces St. Patty's day celebrating, as well), sausage, bacon, and cinnamon and sugar toast.  And fruit juice, dyed green.

And then he only ate the toast and juice.

But his happy face was a Joyful Moment anyway.

HH took him and Sweet P swimming while Baby B "helped" me make the cake.  Joyful Moments for them, but then for me when he came home and told me how his swimming was improving.  With pride.

I don't know why, but this photo won't center.  Here is the midway process of the cake making.  He requested this rainbow cake.  It was more work than I expected.  But the colors were fun and bright.

And then his requested lunch.  Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.  And a green smoothie, peas, pears, and lime Jell-O.  To get our green factor in.

Joyful Moment when he was super impressed by my drawing a shamrock with Reddi Whip on the middle of the Jell-O.

 I'm skilled.

But, he ended up not liking about half of what he'd requested for lunch.  Just like with breakfast.

Then Chuck E. Cheese.  Not especially chock full of Joyful Moments.  I was pretty tired by this time after being on my feet all day.  Fortunately, Baby B wanted to just sit and snuggle for quite a while, while the other two had Joyful Moments of their own.

And then we went to a restaurant that he's always begging to go to.  Plenty of Joyful Moments there.  Although, once again, he only liked half of his meal.

And then home for presents and cake.

And this was a great Joyful Moment.  I got him this pillow pet way before Christmas.  And I've been watching how longingly he watches Sweet P with her pillow pet.  And this face made up for all of the times he'd only half-liked everything all day.

And he really loved all of his presents and was so sweet about it.  Thank goodness.  It might have been because I didn't listen to what he asked for this time and just got him things I knew he'd love.

What do I do with this child who doesn't know what he likes?  How do I let him make his own choices, but not waste time on things I know he hates?  What a funny kid.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that you like 100%!


Linda said...

AWESOME cake! Even your dad is impressed! And darling photo of him and his pillowpet. Happy Happy Birthday, Little M! So happy you've hit another milestone. We love you!

Linda said...

And my JM was attending a concert of the Orchestra at Temple Square. To say they were awesome would be such an understatement. And the solo pianist playing Rochmaninoff was also amazing!

Cheryl said...

Glad you made it! Did he play Dad's favorite Rochmaninoff song?

Melanie said...

love the cake. Beautiful

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Mel! So are you!