Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Somewhere along the way we have acquired a 5 year old. I'm not really sure how it happened. And yet, it's true, Garrett is 5. As we celebrated his birthday this year I was struck by how much life has changed, and what a blessing it is to be a mom. Garrett is thoughtful, imaginative, friendly, serious, goofy. I love watching him interact with Campbell and Clayton; he adores them! He wants to be helpful, and will ask me "Mama, is there anything I can help you with today?" He loves to teach others things that he is passionate about, and will make hand motions, tilt and nod his head to get the point across. I am really enjoying this phase of life, and hope we can hold onto it for a little while, and yet, it is so fun to see him grow and learn and become a boy!
Clayton had assured Garrett that he would tell him what his present was on his birthday...Just in case Garrett didn't know what he had gotten.
A picture taken with Garrett's new camera.


We had planned to celebrate at breakfast since we had church activities at night, but to our surprise Chris had a snow day and church was canceled. We were able to spend a fun day as a family, including Oma who let Garrett choose the restaurant for lunch...You guessed it, McDonald's.
I love that the boys always want to help me in the kitchen. I think they're going to be foodies.

Geronimo Stilton. If you have boys who are into chapter books, we highly recommend these ones!
Pass the stinky cheese ball.
Feed the Mouse
The mouse mask the kids had to wear while jumping over mouse traps. Nice work on the games Daddy!
Could they get any closer???
Garrett had a great group of his friends over and had so much fun having mousey snacks and games with them. I think having Oma here to celebrate made it even more special, and I appreciated having someone to entertain Campbell while I did Mama duty!