Friday, January 24, 2014

5 on Friday

This 5 on Friday is going to be a little different and devoted to Ben since he's turning the big 0-5 on Wednesday. How can my first baby be turning 5 already?

Ben's birthday kicks off tomorrow with a Lego themed birthday party. This is the first year that the party isn't at our house and I can't tell you how nice it is to not have to deep clean the house, make a thousand of Pinterest crafts, and cook a bunch of food. His party is at a local gymnastics place with a big foam pit, rock climbing wall, and of course all the typical gym things like the balance beam and bars. After playing, we'll head upstairs to the party room where we'll have pizza, cake, and open presents. The best part? They clean up!

When J and I first had Ben I felt like we were babies ourselves. I think we've grown up just as much as he has over these last 5 years. 

I don't think one day has gone by where he hasn't said or done something that makes us laugh. Some of the things he says I have no idea where he gets it from. He is wise beyond his years. And also crazy. Wise and crazy.

And just as we laugh every day, we also have many days where he tests our patience. He is one of the most spirited children I've ever met. He's smart and loves to learn and ask questions. He can be hyper and loud and have very selective hearing at times, but he's also extremely sweet and loving and sensitive. 

From the minute we brought Jack home he's been the best big brother. And he has yet to ask if we can take him back to the hospital so I think we're in the clear.

Say a little prayer for me tomorrow that I don't lose it and ugly cry as I light 5 candles on his cake.
6 comments on "5 on Friday"
  1. Awe how precious is this post! Happy birthday to your little guy. My daughter is six and five was a huge birthday for us. Her baby brother was born two weeks before the big fifth birthday, it was an emotional time for mommy. You got this mama! Have a great time!

    1. Thank you! What a great little early birthday gift of a brother!

  2. Oh, I love this Five on Friday! Happy Birthday to Ben! Isn't it amazing how young we were when we first brought baby home. It's so hard to imagine. I hope his party goes well and that you only tear up! :)

    Happy Weekend!

    1. Thanks, I did pretty well:) I think writing the post was actually harder than the party itself:) Hope you're having a great weekend!

  3. Visiting from the link up. Such a precious post! Happy birthday to your boy! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by! He had a great birthday:)