Monday, May 21, 2012

Celebrating Bryce

My youngest is 5. That just seems unreal to me. I am sure loving my time with just Bryce. He makes me laugh every day. He still cuddles me and offers to help with chores and he is smart as a whip!! He definitely keeps me on my toes. Today he asked, "Mom, what kind of animal is a grenade? " I was a little confused until I realized that he was talking about the song, "I would catch a grenade for ya..." He knows the words of almost any recent song on the radio. I try to keep him listening to only the clean ones! :-) It used to be just the Kids Bop versions, until my kids discovered Pandora. I love how much he loves music and dancing. He is a pretty good little breakdancer. He has his tough moments too, such as when he thinks he is smarter than me, but let's focus on his good qualities. :-) We had a birthday party on Saturday. I wanted to go to Pump it Up or some place similar but he wanted to have it at home like his friend Spencer. I am not a huge fan of throwing birthday parties, because it is not easy for me, but I am glad we did this. It took me out of my comfort zone and I think it went well. It was a sports birthday party.

Today, I just tried to make as special as I could. I let him play video games all morning and then we went to a frozen yogurt place for (ahem!) breakfast! He wanted a haircut (silly kid!) and then we went to Costco for a hot dog (and other things, but he thinks it's for the hot dog!). We had gone to Red Robin on Saturday, our birthday tradition and he whispered to me right when we got there (Mom, are you going to tell them it's my birthday?!). So, tonight for dinner he wanted Wendy's. The other thing he asked for was to go to Fun Club. This is the Child Watch at the YMCA that is only for 5-10 year olds. He has been watching his brother and sister go and was just excited to be old enough. I hadn't planned  on working out, but I checked if they had openings and they did. We brought bathing suits in case they got to swim and they did- woo hoo! They had so much fun!

I just love this little guy so much and I am so grateful he is mine.


amydear said...

That is quite the celebration! You get lots of mom point for this birthday. I think 5 is a big one. They are finally kids, not toddlers, not preschoolers. My 3rd child turns 5 in August. It is a bittersweet age!

Emily Foley said...

That sounds like the best day! I love doing that for my kids--making the day anything and everything they want. You're a great mom, I bet he LOVED his day.

Annie said...

Good job on the party! I would have never known you were out of your comfort zone. You do everything well. Bryce is awesome. I want to see him do his Michael Jackson dance again.

Thanks for running with me on Monday. Very fun to be working on a goal with a friend who gives so much encouragement.