The kids turned six on July 30th. It’s like I gave birth yesterday. It’s insane they are six years old! I tried and tried to stop it from happening but they told me every day that I couldn’t. And so they turned 6.
We got up on their birthday and they got to eat a very special treat. A couple weeks ago we let them pick out any cereal they wanted. Any sugar coated cereal they wanted! Lindy chose Cookie Crisp and Will chose Reese’s Puffs. They got up and were all excited to eat their birthday cereals, and then neither of them really liked them! ha! Daddy will have to finish off the crap they chose!
We decided to not to do a big birthday party this year since it was this kind of random year between preschool and kindergarten. We told the kids that instead we could go do something fun and they could each take a friend. After lots of debate on where to go and who to take, they finally agreed on Bumper Jumpers in Greensboro with their buddies Micah and Claire. We met them at 10am and they bounced and jumped for a couple hours. It was mostly a good time. Claire and I each got rug burns on our elbows and they hurt! I think Micah got one on his back. Lindy could do everything but two by herself. I did both with her a bunch of times and Katie took a few turns with her. After finishing there we headed to lunch at McDonalds. They hardly ate because they wanted to play on the play space. They played for awhile and then we had some ice cream as a treat. They opened presents from Micah and Claire and then we all headed home. I think they had fun with their buds.
We got home and we finished getting the house ready because although we weren’t having a big friend party, we were having a family cookout. Which with all the immediate family that turns into a small party! The crowd all started arriving in the late afternoon. We had a yummy dinner if I do say so myself! Lindy threw up – apparently she didn’t outgrow that when she turned 6! We took a break for presents and then we did cake and ice cream. I think they had a great day!
Licking the beater from their birthday cake!They had very different licking styles!Happy Birthday, Buddy!Happy Birthday, Wild Woman!At 4am we got up and decorated their door with streamers. I was afraid to do it after they went to bed because I was afraid someone would have to pee in the middle of the night!They enjoyed busting through their door!Birthday cereals!Bumper Jumpers!This picture is hilarious. Look at Will on the left. I don’t think he meant to go down head first. He’s not adventurous like that!Awww…it’s actually a good picture of us!Love their smiles!I hope they get married one day so I can show them this picture!Too funny!The mamas got to have some fun too!Love this picture of Micah. It’s so strange! He doesn’t look like he is sliding, more like he’s jumping.Birthday party that night!New backpacks for school from GrandBob and Suzette!Thanks, GrandBob… I think. New sheets from Nana and Papa!Aunt Anna and Brian got the kids bows and arrows. Hmmmm. Who thought it was a good idea to put a bow and arrow in this girl’s hands?!A new table and chairs from Mimo. This will be for homework in kindergarten!New comforters from Drew and me.And no one should have gotten them anything but a box. Finally time for cake! They love being sung to one at a time!The hit was the bows and arrows! Will was doing pretty darn good!
The kids had a great day but of course we missed our sweet boy Adam. Each birthday is a bittersweet day. I don’t celebrate the day of their birth. It was a crappy day. But I think we just continue to celebrate how far they have come and where they are each year on their birthday. What would life be like with Adam around? I wonder all the time. Happy Birthday Adam!