Sweet Baby Plum turned 5 last Thursday. It was a super-busy day, but we managed to squeeze in as much fun as possible.
We played at Chuck E. Cheese's. They got more than 500 tickets this time! Little Elvis hit a jackpot and won 100 at his first game.
That night Baby Plum had another soccer game. He was very excited.
See? He likes to stand on the field with his hands in his pockets. We're fine with this, because he's not sucking his thumb.
He does run. He's getting a little more aggressive.
That night he was delaying bedtime. We gave him one gift that morning. We got him a real easy bake oven. Not one that uses a light. Then we brought out the child-size violin Bob found for him. He was excited. I'm a little worried.
He had a great rock star birthday party where I managed to not take a picture with the camera. I did get a shot of him blowing out the candles with my phone. Will have to download those...
We had to have the party at my parents' house, since our sunroom's not done. We had 6 partiers. They didn't really play with the instruments we brought over, but enjoyed the other toys. This is the first time I didn't really fix any cake for parents. I made microphone cupcakes by sticking mini cupcakes inside ice cream cones. There were plenty for kids, but I don't think any adults ate any. That was fine. I usually have way too much cake left over. I also got pop rocks for the party. Most of the kids did not enjoy the pop rocks. Little Elvis enjoyed them, though.
Baby Plum seemed to have a good time. He passed out in my mom's arms before we left their house. He napped for a long time, then tried to stay up late that night. He came out of their room after Little Elvis fell asleep and said he wanted to hug me to thank me for his birthday party! I know it was a ruse to stay up late, and it worked.
Baby Plum's a funny boy. He's pretty quiet, but it makes sense if you hear how much his brothers talk. He's not very emotional. Little Elvis is all drama, and Baby Plum is more stoic. He's sweet. He's helpful. Well, he used to be helpful. He's ushered in the big 5 by not being very helpful. We're working on that. He's working on reading and still really loves math and matching/memory games. He sings to the radio and impresses me with all of the words he knows. I've had to start changing stations more often to keep him from hearing and repeating things. He's got a best friend who also seems to think of him as a best friend! He really loves soccer and practicing. He seems to really enjoy himself on the field.
We're very proud of our sweet little boy and we love him very much.