Monday, January 30, 2017

Tommy turns 6

This boy.....he has my heart. We had such a good time celebrating his 6th birthday! He went to bed a 5 year old....
 And woke up a 6 year old! We started off our morning with sprinkle donuts, because those are his fave!

 I let him open a few of his smaller presents in the morning before school. One of them was silly string because him and Tessa are OBSESSED with it and love to have silly string wars.
 He was actually excited to go to school because it was a FAB day and they were going to play bingo. He also got to take cupcakes to school with little airplane whistles on top of them. When I picked him up from school, he said it had been a great day. We headed to Nana's to celebrate with Nana, all the cousins and Aunt Brooke. Nana bought him a red cowboy hat (which I thought looked more like a pimp hat) that he insisted on wearing the whole time! He opened lots of presents....
....and ate some cupcakes and ice cream that he CLEARLY enjoyed.
  He's just the goofiest little boy! These are the poses I get over and over when I ask him if I can take a picture and that's why almost all of my pictures are blurry....
After our party at Nana's, we went home to open a few more presents and pick up dad to go eat dinner. He got all kinds of fun stuff.....a cowboy hat, a hot wheels car carrier, a cowboy belt and buckle and some other things I can't remember.
 We always let the kids choose where they want to eat their birthday dinner and he picked Golden Corral. Nick hates it, but Tommy LOOOOOVES it. And I don't mind it (although the older I get, the more buffets gross me out). He's a kid who really enjoys his carbs, so he eats 3 or 4 rolls every time we go there. He could survive on bread if we'd let him! His favorite part, though, is the dessert buffet with the chocolate fountain!
 We gave him his big gift after dinner while we were in the car. We knew if we gave it to him before dinner, we wouldn't get to talk to him for the rest of the night because he'd be distracted. We aren't really into electronics in our family. I don't like how much time kids spend on them and we live in the country, so I want them to find ways to have fun outside. BUT, Tommy has been really into playing games on our phone and does pretty good about following our time limits. So we decided to buy him a Nintendo DS lite. And he LOVED it! We bought a few games to go with it and he's really enjoyed playing them and having something to mess with while he's in the car or if we're waiting somewhere. And he's been pretty good about setting it down to go have fun doing other things too!

Overall, he had a really great birthday day! The next day, we had his birthday party with our family. He had asked me several times to make him a 6 layer cake, because he's six years old. At one point he told me, "Mom, I really want a 6 layer cake, but I understand if you can only do 5. I know 6 might be really hard." And that's when I knew I would make a 6 layer cake! I love a good challenge.
 
I'm not one to toot my own horn, but......toot, toot! I followed a recipe I found online and it was SO good. It had peanut butter frosting that was delicious and I poured hot fudge down the sides. YUM.

Tommy wanted a cowboy themed party, so I made some signs for the food and tried to serve what would be served around a campfire (maybe....I've never eaten a cowboy dinner around a campfire, so maybe I was way off).

We had mama's cornbread and Nana's tater salad....
.....and some rootin' tootin' baked beans.....
.....and move along little hot doggies......

After dinner, we opened presents and my little man got everything he hoped and dreamed for! He got a hoover ball, a bunch of camping gear, some star wars clothes and these shoes called S Lights that he had been BEGGING for. He was one happy boy!
After presents, it was time to eat that six layer cake! He was so excited when he saw it!

After he blew out the candles, we cut the cake and I served him a biiiiiiig slice......
And he ate ONE stinkin bite and then got up to play. He said he thought it was "really yummy," but he just wanted to play, not eat. Whatever. At least everyone else enjoyed the cake!

Happy 6th birthday, Thomas James!




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