Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Happy Birthday, Nicholas!

Yesterday Nick turned 5. He is newly excited about space, The Moon, Planets and The Mars Rover (thanks to a PBS special he found one evening). We went to the Planetarium in the morning before preschool and looked at all the cool space stuff and then to Pottery Barn Kids to buy a Rocket Ship quilt. He said things like "This is the first time I've been to the Planetarium when I'm 5!"

After school we had his birthday party at a fun indoor "Bouncy" place with all his friends and family. What a great day!

Last week he wanted to walk to school. It was cold and snowy and we had 1 minute to get there and it's 1 mile away. He REALLY wanted to walk! I had lots of places to go after I dropped him off and didn't have time to walk all the way home again. But what the heck -- it's preschool so I don't really care if he's late.

So I drove, following behind him. This was a fun way to do it because he felt like he was walking all by himself. It was so fun watching him, I started snapping photos. Then a great song came on the radio and it was the perfect background music so I started taking video. Then I started crying because he was so stinking cute and the music was perfect and it was so fun to get to watch my 5-year-old "out on the town!"


LaddandKatieMarshall said...

hilarious. Boys, always thinking about food. Typical.

Camille said...

How cute is that. What a good mom you are. I probably wouldn't have let him walk because I had my errand to run . . .so this is a good reminder to let my new little one walk to preschool when he wants to.

jukebox6 said...

I love 5 year olds!

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Anisha said...

That is such a cute video! He got pretty far!

Brenda said...

That just made me smile the whole time I watched it! I love his curiosity with the garbage can, his little carefree walking, and of course the sandwich comment! That is priceless!!!