Monday, June 29, 2015

Jamie is 5!

Jamie turned 5 on the 15th. It is so hard to believe that it has been five whole years since I first held him in my arms, but at the same time it's hard to remember life without him. We sure love this boy! 

The first thing Jamie did on his birthday morning was open presents. He didn't waste any time getting right to it. This year we got him a scooter & helmet, a book of Greek mythology, and a set of Star Wars bounty hunter action figures (the one thing he had asked for). Afterwards we had the breakfast Jamie requested: French toast, bacon, and watermelon. Yum!

I stole my sister-in-law's idea to skip a birthday party this time around and let Jamie pick an activity to do instead. He invited one friend (Teague) and we spent the morning at the Muse, a children's museum-esque play place. They had SO MUCH FUN.

In the afternoon, I took Jamie on a birthday errand -- to get his very own library card! He may not look like it in the picture, but he was very excited. It also transpired that there was a program happening at the library that day. Jamie wanted to stay for it, so we did! It was all about chemistry and he loved it.

Later in the afternoon, we went out so Jamie could try riding his new scooter. We weren't out there very long because it was ridiculously hot. He really likes the scooter, but learning to balance is going to take some practice.

Finally, we had Jamie's favorite dinner (tacos), followed by his birthday cake, a chocolate Lego cake. It didn't turn out as well as I had hoped, but Jamie loved it so that's all that really matters.

And there you have it! Happy birthday, Jamie!!


  1. The cake looks good, and good present choices :)

  2. Love it!! I'm going to try harder at the "experiences vs. things" tack with birthdays and holidays