Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5 Years Old!

Can you believe it?!  My little boy is 5! 

We had a wonderful week / weekend / birthday.  Grandma and Grandpa Rhodes came in for the week (I had training downtown.) So Landon enjoyed a whole week at home with them.  (Kenzie went to school on Monday and Friday.)

The birthday party was on Saturday - Ben 10 theme.  We rented a jumper and cotton candy machine.  It was a bajillion degrees out (87? Record High that day.) So the kids were pouring sweat after 5 minutes of jumping.  Saturday was a blur.  I had testing of an upgrade that morning, with a go / no go decision at 10, pushed to noon.
Finally time for the party.  Bryan made a Ben 10 cake and cupcakes.  We had snacks and cotton candy.  And lots of friends.  It finally cooled off and we all enjoyed visiting outside (while the boys watched NCAA basketball inside.)  The kids went between jumping/sliding outside to playing toys inside, then back outside, back inside.  They all seemed to have a good time.  Landon got great gifts, and was so excited every time he opened one.  I love seeing that face.

On Sunday, Landon requested a trip to the zoo.  The Lunds joined us and we sweated it out there til almost 2:30.  Then Mason came over and the boys rode bikes, played in the sprinkler and jumped on the trampoline.

Monday - his birthday, I took cupcakes to school for his snack time in the afternoon.  Apparently, that's all the kids had been talking about during the day so they were very excited to see me come in with batman and scooby cupcakes.  After school, I dropped him off at the Lund's to play for a while.  While at Target, I got a call saying to come there quickly, Landon had fallen off the back of the truck.  They were playing in the bed and somehow he slipped.
He cut his head (about an inch cut) and nice goose egg.  And a nice bruise on his leg.  Their neighbor is a PA at the ER, he came over with medical glue and fixed landon right up.  After that, Landon requested Double Dave's for dinner.  We took Mason with us and then went back where the boys "helped" build the fence for a while.
Bryan hasn't put the pictures on Shutterfly yet (I'll post them when he does.)


  1. What a full and fun birthday you has for your big boy! That boo boo will be unforgettable.

  2. Oh no! Poor Landon! Getting hurt on his birthday... Other than that it looks like he had a great birthday weekend.