So you know how we do birthdays around here - we make them about whatever the kiddo is crazin' on at that moment. Well, iPads are all the rage at the Blue Hutch and Bubba just loves to play Mayan Puzzle. He has completed all 50 levels but still goes back to replay often and watch everything blow up. I tell you this because, at some point, Bubba mentioned that he could have a Mayan Puzzle birthday and I took note. I am sure that he said it off the cuff but it worked for me and with the unhappy truth that his birthday, this year, landed in one of our family's busiest and most crazed weeks of the year.
So he had a Mayan Puzzle shirt (he can tell you how to solve it too):
We quickly opened presents:
and then Honey and I headed out to navigate two parent orientations at two different schools (we ended up attending the one at Promise together since we had done KDS before). It's fun that he got Connect4 and we have enjoyed playing together. He also got a drum pad and a DVD on how to play the drums - should be fun. The gifts I am really excited about are a subscription to God's World News, the children's resource by World Magazine, and a trip to the aquarium downtown where he'll get to feed the fish (big and small) and have a back stage tour of how things work. He's going with his daddy an it should be just perfect for my two lovers of learning.
So there you go. I forgot to give him his pack of gum ("We don't chew gum till we're six" is what you hear quoted around here) and I forget to give him a six year commitment which involves our reading of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe together. It'll be fine, I know, but messing up isn't easy for this gal.
At least I have now posted about the birthday and I can mark that off with a smile :) And he turned six. . . unfortunately there was nothing I could do to stop that.