Andrew’s 5th Birthday



I can not believe that my baby boy is five!  The time has flown by and Andrew really is a great kid!  Brian and I are so proud of him!

As you can see from the picture above, Andrew loves to dress up!  He likes to come up with his own costumes.  This is one that he and I worked together to make one morning.  These days, Andrew loves to build with Legos or Trios, play superheros, fire fighters or star wars.  I am always amazed by what his little imagination can come up with!

Andrew is starting Pre-K at Hanford Christian School this year.  He is so eager to learn new things.  He loves to spell words and is starting to read.  He has a great understanding of basic math concepts and can even understand some multiplication concepts.  He is a smarty, for sure!!

The Celebrations ….

It is no secret, that birthdays tend to be a big deal in our family.  So it should be no surprise that the past 2 weekends have been spent celebrating Andrew’s 5th birthday!

We spent Andrew’s actual birthday together as a family.  We decided that we wanted to go bowling.  The kids have never been before, so Brian and I were not quite sure what to expect.   The kids had a great time, and actually did pretty well.  Andrew loved rolling the ball all by himself and tried to mimic Brian and I when he bowled.  The girls needed a little more help.  They had a hard time rolling the ball hard enough to actually make it all the way down the lane.  It was so much fun, and we all had a great time.

Andrew told me that he wanted to have a snake cake for his birthday.  It was so fun to make for him, and I was glad to see how happy he was when he finally got to see it.

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Yesterday, was Andrew’s birthday party with family and friends.  Since our days are filled with building Legos, we decided to have a Lego birthday party.  Brian and I both had a blast planning the party, and even our very opinionated 5 year old made sure that he let us know some of his important criteria for the party.  He wanted to make sure that their was something “Star Wars” in the party, and he did not want regular cake … he wanted to have donuts instead.  It was a great day filled with lots of building and tons of fun!

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Andrew is truly a blessing!  I have loved every moment of the past 5 years with him!  I thank God every day for him, and pray that he continues to grow up in a way that is pleasing and honoring to God!

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