Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday, McIver!

McIver loved helping make the cupcakes that he took to his class this morning. He loved licking the beaters even more...

He couldn't believe that I gave him a cupcake for breakfast this morning.
This is the birthday page that we made for McIver to share with his class today. The picture in the middle is from the day we brought him home from the hospital. Then, we added pictures from each of his previous birthdays. He carried the page around and showed it to anyone who would look at it - people at church, the crossing guard and Olivia's school and her teacher.
McIver has the first birthday in his class so the celebration was new to everyone in the class. Mrs. Hunter gave him the #5 necklace to wear, then he was allowed to pick out some stickers and a special prize from the 'monkey box.' He was SO excited and did not mind being the center of attention for a minute.
Serving cupcakes to his class was the highlight of his morning.
He was also excited to show me around his classroom since we missed the Open House on Tuesday night.

When I woke himup this morning, the first thing he said was: Am I really 5? Can I tie my own shoes now? (Oh, if only it were that easy!)
We will have a birthday party at the playground on Saturday afternoon. Here they are stuffing the party favors for all of his friends.

The mailman knocked on the door today because he delivered GranGran & GranDaddy's gift for McIver. I had hoped that we would be able to wait until Will got home to open gifts, but McIver had other plans. As soon as he saw his name, he immediately ripped the package open and started jumping up and down that he has 'MY VERY OWN LEGOS!!! THAT IS SO COOL!!!' We ended up spending the next several hours building the rescue boat and helicopter. I didn't get any pictures because I was very involved in the process.

It was all I could do to keep McIver from opening our gifts to him. Will didn't get home until after 7, so the kids were fed, bathed and ready to celebrate all over again when he walked in the door.

Grandma Janet sent McIver a nice check for his birthday. He chose to spend the money at the bookfair today at his school. He selected one book about snakes and another about safari animals. He's torn between becoming a construction worker and a marine biologist when he grows up. When I told him neither of those books were about marine animals, he said he'll just be a vet. He was glad to have a chance to hear Will read the snake book to him before heading to bed.

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