Friday, September 4, 2009

Henny's Day of all Days

Before any of the kids got up this morning I broke out the streamers and balloons and started decorating the front room.Henry came running out of his bedroom a short time later and exclaimed "Todayz My Buthday". He has been waiting for this day for so long. I don' t know if it lived up to his fantasy but then when does a birthday ever totally meet the expectations of a little kid. I know he had a great time and I hope he felt special today.

He got to eat his waffles off of the "You are Special Today" red plate. And when finished he announced that it was present time. I tried to explain to him that presents usually come after the cake and ice cream. I hadn't even made the cake yet. He didn't want to wait and since I am such a push over these days I relented and let him open one of his gifts.
The kids then spent a long time playing the new Rush Hour game. Sophie really likes it. It says on the box ages 6-8 and it really is a little beyond Henry yet but he still had fun and the other kids sure enjoyed it.
While the kids were playing we heard the "Wow birds" outside especially loud. Sophie looked out the window and there they were in our birth tree that is right outside our front window. It was as if they wanted to wish Henry a Happy Birthday too.We all went outside to see them and counted 5 of them in our tree. They must really like our yard. We have sure seen a lot of them lately.

Since we didn't plan a big party for Henry's birthday (I just wasn't up for much this year) I took the kids to play at The Jungle this afternoon. They had such a good time climbing up, around and through that maze of ropes and pits and what not. They also enjoyed playing games in the arcade. Ian especially was looking forward to and playing some air hockey.
The kids won enough tickets to "buy" a few little toys when we left.

Then the real festivities began. We had a spaghetti dinner (requested by Henry) and then came the cake. Henry had requested a Star Wars cake. I was less than creative so ended up just getting him some new Lego Star Wars figures and putting them on the cake.
Wow were the kids excited to see the new figures; Darth Vadar, Chewbacka and Obi One.
They kids were so excited about the figures Henry almost forgot about any more presents.

I did say almost..... Before too long he remembered and after opening a few more gifts Henry was asking if there were any more. What kids doesn't dream of having more and more presents.

But I know he had a great birthday.


Karen said...

We got out the "You are special" plate for Ryan's birthday, but it was broken in 5 pieces. We suspect it broke during the move since we haven't used it since then. SO SAD!

Bibliophile said...

I tried to call Henry in the afternoon of his birthday but you all must have been out at the time. It sounds like he had a good day, anyway.

Good photos!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Guess what? You won the Hearts and Trees Kit today in my giveaway!

Please email me your mailing address and I will have Amanda mail that out to you ASAP.

Congrats on your new baby too!

Barb-Harmony Art mom