I have a FIVE year old!!!
I still remember every minute, moment, and emotion I felt when Zenock was born... It seems more like yesterday. It's been an eventful, adventurous, and crazy five years with this boy. He has taught us more than we would ever be able to teach ourselves. He's captured our hearts and for the most part has us wrapped around his finger.... (we are starting to understand that this isn't such a good thing... and unwrapping yourself causes great stress!) We love him more than anything! We especially love his sweet side and the sweet boy he is growing up to be. He is the best big brother and his Kamden is sure going to miss him next year.
We get to register for Kindergarten next week... Zenock and I are both SUPER excited and are counting down the days until school starts in August. We are hoping with lots of activities and vacations the Summer will go by FAST! =)
Zenock's Birthday fell on Sunday of General Conference this year.... (Poor Kid... Seriously, what kid wants to sit and listen to general conference on their Birthday!) SO, we had a fun Batman themed Birthday Party the week before his Birthday. That way he could have an entire "Birthday WEEK" to celebrate.
With sixteen little boys (which included little brothers of some)... It was quite the party. =) We had planned for it to be at the park, where they could go crazy and fight some crime, but of course when you plan something it never works out. It rained for two days before the party and the park was a water hole. After a midnight scramble to put together a few party games and organize a little bit so things wouldn't be too chaotic... It was party time at Zenock's house!
When the boys first got there... we had them show us their best Batman Muscles with their masks on. (Sadly, we could only get a few of them to actually do it for the camera.)
We played a few games... including dressing Zenock up as a Mummy (wrapping him in toilet paper) so we would be able to recognize our villains when they attacked.
Then it was present and cake time...
After the first present, there was a crowd surrounding the Birthday boy and I wasn't able to get a picture of him opening anymore. Haha. =)
Kamden waited patiently for his cake... He pretty much thinks of himself as a five year old these days. Anything Zenock can do... he can do too.
Zenock confirmed the party was lots of fun (which is ALL that mattered) and there wasn't any blue frosting smeared on my wall like last time. It was a great party. =)
So thankful for all of Zenock's fun friends that live close to us.
April 1st, 2012
Zenock was born on General Conference Sunday and I remember one of the nurses (who thankfully was only my nurse for about 20 minutes) said, "Looks like you'll be in Labor for the most part of today- You can watch and enjoy General Conference." Only in Utah. I wanted to punch her nicely. =) I love General Conference and the peace it brings into my home and the inspiration it brings into my life. I love how I can relax and soak everything in, but when you are in labor - "relax and inspiration" were not quite what was on my mind.
I told Zenock to stand by his presents and smile and my little Kamden went and stood right in front and smiled with him. Love these two.
We laugh every time Zenock smiles like he is in the above picture. We dearly refer to it as, "the dork smile." Hoping it will go away soon and not sure where it came from.
After early morning presents, we made some Birthday Cake Pancakes (literally, made from a Birthday cake mix -- Really Good!). We got to relax and enjoy G.C. for the rest of the day, visit with Grandparents, Aunts, & Uncles, and enjoy being together. We made sure to have lots of treats on hand for the day and having some new toys to play with helped out lots.
Later we enjoyed our sunny Alabama weather and played outside and had races down the sidewalk. (Zenock's favorite thing to do and even though he has a big bike, he still prefers his trike.)
Since we spent a week eating Birthday Cake, we made a special treat (Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Cookie Bars) for our Birthday celebration.
Love you lots my sweet Zenock! Holy Moly! I can't believe this kid is five.
My Mom gave Zenock some Birthday money to spend, so for maybe the 8th time since we've lived here we traveled ourselves to Wal-mart in search of the perfect toy. (We wanted a big selection of outside toys and Target- "my go to destination" didn't have a whole lot.)
He chose golf clubs, a dinosaur, a squirt gun, a frisbee, a jump rope, a nerf gun, and a treat (THANK YOU Grandma Reeder!) On our way home he declared, "Mom, Thank You for buying me every toy I've ever wanted!!!" He was pretty Thankful. Of course we couldn't leave Kamden out, so he chose golf clubs and a new ball which he held all through the store showing and telling everyone who passed by, "My Ball! My Ball!" They have been cute all week playing together and pushing their golf bags around the house.
It has been a very Happy Birthday for my FIVE year old.