Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hayden is FIVE!

Over the weekend our very own Hayden turned FIVE.  It's hard to believe that he entered our lives in a whirlwind five years ago.

He opted to celebrate Star Wars style-- he actually wanted to copy everything from Leeland's birthday last year.  He named out the exact cupcakes we made and the food served and the people who were present.  Copy it all to the "t."  Funny how they compare to each other that way.  I talked him into something a little bit different and we celebrated his birthday with family at the pool.

His invite purchased here on Etsy was a hoot!  (Address blurred out for obvious reasons.)

Also, in party tradition we ordered him a new birthday shirt.  But alas, I have no photo of it before he decided to use it as a napkin for his honey mustard hands at Bojangles.  So you'll just have to head over here to Etsy to see what his BB8 shirt looks like.  It also says around the edge of BB8 in black letters "That's how I roll."

Cupcakes made by yours truly.  And what kiddo doesn't love BB8?  Especially in sugar cookie form. 

And as always, treats for our guests.  Usually the treats made are sugar cookies, but since those were cupcake toppers this time, we made a muddy buddy mix with colored Sixlets and M&Ms for a BB8 effect. 

The party was at our local aquatic center.  Not all of the adults swam, but the kiddos seemed to have a blast!  And at least the adults who opted out of the pool had some yummy eats and decent company.    It was quite possibly one of the easiest parties I've ever thrown!  

We've had some unique warm weather recently which is odd for February, so I think it just got my boys excited for Summer.  Finding fun places for a February birthday is hard.  It was only just a couple years ago that we feared we would have to cancel one of his parties because of snow.  You just never know what the weather might do!  

Our Hayden is funny, full of energy, smart, generous and loving. He and Leeland are practically inseparable, and he entertains, loves and makes Joel laugh all the time.  We are so thankful for each day we get to spend with him and honored that God chose us to be his parents.  I look forward to watching him grow and seeing what the future holds for him.

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