Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Birthday, Caleb!

All of our friends with newly minted five year olds seem to agree, turning five seems like kind of a big deal! I guess with all major milestones, we as parents can feel mixed emotions - elated that our little ones are growing and changing and developing before our very eyes and a tad melancholy that the days are flying by so quickly and our little ones are not really so little any more.  Well, enough of my motherhood musings...we DID have a wonderful day celebrating our dashing, fun-loving, thoughtful and silly boy who we love so very much!  Happy Birthday, Caleb!!
Trying to work strawberries into the menu wherever possible...we had strawberry milk and crepes with whipped cream and strawberries for breakfast!  (We got ourselves fully spoiled in Sicily where Caleb's birthday fell right during the peak of strawberry season...for the last 3 years we feasted on strawberry shortcake in late February because it was the right thing to do!!)

We ended up with an impromptu block party on the afternoon of Caleb's birthday since our kind neighbors all wanted to celebrate and share gifts with our guy.  We popped popcorn, sliced fruit and made a quick batch of muddy buddies so that we could party and play when all the school kids got off the bus.  Sam, the 3rd grader next door, insisted that he get a skateboard for Caleb...obviously he was thrilled!   
Since we enjoyed Caleb's requested birthday dinner of hotdogs and mac&cheese when Grammie, Granddad, and Grant were in town, we decided to try out Only Burger since the kids have been wanting to go there for ages.  
A yummy way to end the day!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun! Wish we could have been there for your block party and to see Caleb skateboarding (!!!). Love you all! And happy birthday again, dear Caleb!