Monday, September 19, 2011

Xander is 5!!

I know every mom says it every year their child has another birthday, but seriously, how is my little 6 lbs 12 oz baby that I brought home from the hospital what seems like just the other day already five years old?! Time really has flown by, and so much has changed in those 5 years, but watching Xander grow has been so fun. He's at a really fun age for me. I keep saying that as he gets older, I just enjoy him more and more. He has definitely grown from my little toddler to a big BOY! He makes all those weird boy noises that only boys seem to do and thinks that gross things are funny just cause he's a boy and that's what boys do. He loves music and has really impressed me with how quickly he picks up the lyrics to a song. He probably knows more songs on the radio right now than I do!
This year, we decided to throw Xander a little birthday party at the park. This was the first year that we invited some friends from school, and although it was really crazy and quite stressful for me, I think all the kids had fun and I would say it was a success. Unfortunately, about halfway through the party, a huge storm came through, and we had to more everything to a covered pavilion area. Luckily the group that had come and reserved that pavilion was nice enough to let us snag a table there as well. Not sure what we would have done otherwise, but I'm glad it all turned out! I wish I hadn't been so stressed and scatterbrained and had gotten some better pictures, but I'm glad I got what I did at least.

The next day was his actual birthday, and we went to his school to take some treats to help celebrate. It was really fun because they do a little program where the parent writes up something about each year of their life, and the birthday kid walks around the center of the classroom while the kids sing a song. I was glad to have gone and participated in his birthday celebration at school. And a surprise when I got to the school was that after a week or so of playing with his first loose tooth, it had finally fallen out!! I love that it happened right on his 5th birthday, but I can't believe my little guy has already lost his first tooth. He's just getting so big.

That night, we ordered pizza and went to our apartment's movie night to watch Rio! it was a great way to relax and spend some time with Xander doing something fun on his special day. I'm excited to see what the next year of Xander's life will bring. He already brings so much joy and laughter to our lives as it is! I love my big five year old!

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