Rex-a-saurus turned the big 5! The morning of his birthday he was running back and forth across our loft to see if he could run any faster and punching Dale to see if he could hit any harder. I told him I had never seen him run that fast or hit that hard and he said "Mom, I love being five."
Rex really is a cool little dude. He always gives me compliments and hugs and smooches. He can read short words and write his name. He's awesome on his bike and rides like the devil on his Razor. He loves loves loves his little bro. He has to know where Gunner is at all times. I can tell he's itchin' for Gun boy to get bigger so they can play together. He has a kindness for others that always amazes me and makes my heart melt at times. And I hate to admit it but sometimes he beats me at Mario Kart. Sometimes.
Because of his birthday, he got to fill out a poster about all about him for preschool. We had it up on our fridge for a few days before he got to take it to class and I would catch him staring for a really long time at it. He asked me a couple of times if he could take it in the van with him when we ran some errands and if he could sleep with it. Finally he got to take it in and show it off. He couldn't have been prouder.
I had to take a close up of it to show you his family portrait.
I love how he draws people. And the figure on the far right is baby Gunner. So awesome.
For his party, Rex told me he wanted a Transformer theme. We invited some friends over and had an easy low-key party. It turned out to be great fun!
This Optimus Prime was soon blown to smithereens:
My sis Magi made yet another great looking and great tasting cake! I'm digging the mosaic theme on it!
Check out the transformer face:
So I thought it would be cool to have some blue and red (transformer colors) food for the kiddos to munch on. I attempted to make blue and red rice krispie treats and this was the result:
More like a pink and turquoise. Really odd looking, huh? Not quite Optimus Prime colors. Although I'm pretty sure I replicated the exact colors of most weddings in the late 80's and early 90's.
My blue Energon Cubes turned out great though!
Rex had a great time blowing out his candles and opening his gifts:
Then it was time to head over to the park for an epic water balloon battle! I handed out masks for the kids to wear to help them feel more like super cool Transformers but all it did was block their vision and make their throwing horribly inaccurate.
My girlies can still look cute in boy masks though:
The battle begins! Autobots roll out!
I love this shot of Ella trying to get Tabby:
Dale said "You better run boy!" and then launched a balloon at Rex:
Dale with a rather mischievous grin on his face:
After the battle, the kids spent the rest of the time playing at the park while the grown ups hung out. That's my kind of party!
I love this boy so much and I'm so happy he's my rad little dude! Rex, you are the coolest 5 year old I know!