Gage turns 5 today!

I cannot believe my little man is 5 years old today.  He is funny, smart, loving, goofy, social, curious, and opinionated. He continues to surprise me with his progress. I spend a lot of (way too much) time worrying about the important day-to-day struggles but today I just sit and appreciate him and how far he’s come.  We had his (crazy) birthday party yesterday at the nature center where he went to camp and he had a blast.  I like parties and I like to invite all of Gage’s friends because I want anyone who wants to help him celebrate to come. We had 21 kids (and 2 newborns) plus parents.  It was chaos 🙂  The naturalist spent and hour with he kids, taking them on a walk outside to dig in the dirt for things to feed the center’s turtle and they were able to pet a snake.  It was when they came back in for the cake  that things got silly.  We started singing Happy Birthday and I realized I had only put 4 candles on the cake!!  I had to stop everyone and add one, jeesh!  So we sang again and a friend next to Gage blew out the candles.  Tears came and we relit the candles and sang AGAIN!  But he was upset and despite lots of moist blows could not get that 5th candle blown out (more tears).  But after that things went back to normal until the last few of his friends left and then he was sad 😦  My guy does not mind a crazy party!

Here he is through the years….

5!

5!

 

4th birthday4!

bdcake13!

2!

1!

And his birth story is here 🙂

13 thoughts on “Gage turns 5 today!

  1. Literary Feline says:

    Five already! It sounds like Gage had a great birthday, even with the Birthday candle glitches. I bet you are glad it’s over–the party part, anyway. 🙂

    I think we’re going to do one more year of having Mouse’s birthday at her school with her friends–since that way we can be sure they all are able to make it. I’m not ready yet to throw her one all by myself.

    Mouse sends her belated birthday wishes to Gage. She was sad she couldn’t go to his party. She wants him to know she would have come if her mom and dad would have let her.

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