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A Lego 5th Birthday

March 31, 2014
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This is the first year Jack has really gotten to decide what he’d like to do for his birthday. He decided weeks ago that he’d like to go to the trampoline place with Noah, so that’s what we did. Samantha was away at a work conference, so she couldn’t join us. The week of, Jack said he wanted Deena to come, too, and it worked out that she could join us.

Can you tell that they were excited?

I was a little nervous because it was spring break and when I bought the tickets online the night before, all the times after 9:30 were already sold out! We went from 9-10, which is blocked out for children 6 and under, so it’s less crazy.

The boys chose McDonalds for our early lunch after we left.

By the time Jack and I got home, Reid was home from work for the day, so Jack got to open presents.

Since Reid’s mom was making a cake for the next day, we bought a small ice cream cake so he’d have cake on his actual birthday.

He wished that he could go to the beach condo all day.

Jack spent all afternoon playing his “new” Star Wars ship, then we ate at Chick-fil-a for dinner and went bowling with Deena and Lori.

It was boys versus girls.

The boys won.

And the girls lost.

The next day, the boys played a 3 hour game of Monopoly while we waited for our families to get here for round 2.

My parents and sister got there late in the afternoon and Jack got to go ahead and open presents.

He has been wishing and wishing and talking non-stop about this Lego City Police Station since Christmas!

Reid’s parents came after that and more presents were opened.

And, then Jack was surprised to find a bike outside!

Jack decided about a month ago that he wanted shrimp and a volcano for his birthday dinner, so we all went to Sumo. It was so, so good!

I caught my parents taking selfies.

After dinner, we went back home for cake and ice cream. Sally, Reid’s mom, made this cake for Jack! Isn’t it incredible? It was perfect!

Jack ate his cake and quickly left to start building Legos. He got to stay up later than usual that night so he could get some work done.

My family spent the night with us, so Jack was up around 6:30 ready to play with everyone the next day.

Reid stayed home to paint and we all left for lunch and shopping.

We spent some time at the Lego store since Jack had birthday money and had his eye on a coast guard set, but I found it cheaper at Wal-Mart while we were in the store, so we went to Wal-Mart.

My family left that afternoon and the rest of the weekend was spent building Legos and working on Jack’s room.

the end.

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