School starts later here on the East Coast than in Utah. Of course I had to take first day of school pictures ... the kids started just after Labor Day. We have a senior, a sophomore and a second-grader!!! These boys are awesome, we love them so much and are so proud of them. You boys are going to rock 2017-18 school year!
We are floored that our baby is now a great big 5 year old boy! We are so excited for his birthday and so is he. Nic has been counting down the days this last month to the big day, and it's finally here! He has already received a few gifts from loved ones in the mail and let me tell you - happy mail makes his day! He's anxious with anticipation to open all of his presents.
Nicholas is a super smart and fun loving boy. He is hilarious and also kind. He is the most social of all of our children and makes friends easily. He even makes friends for me! Everywhere we go he introduces himself and asks to play. Regardless of the kids age/gender. At Andrew's last baseball game he talked a 10 year old into playing freeze tag with him for almost an hour! At the vet he asked another dog owner if their dog wanted to come over and play with Lucy. We are so blessed to have sweet Nicholas in our family.
Nicholas favorite things at age 5:
Pokemon!, My little pony, Super Heros (Flash and the Green Lantern), board games, red licorice, playing the in the dirt, collecting sticks, spotting animals to check off his list - chipmunk... check!, freeze tag, dancing, making up songs, singing and making videos (which he calls "radiations"). And he wants his own You Tube channel. "I really want to make a video and put it on You Tube so everyone that likes videos and watches You Tube can watch my video..." "Can you just get my video on You Tube?"
So... as a gift to Nic on his Birthday here is his first video... posted on You Tube. I'm not super familiar with You Tube posts but I think if you click on this link you should be able to see the video.
We celebrated Nic at preschool with cupcakes and treats. Nic wanted everyone at school to receive a pokemon ring. Tricky but I found some online, only problem is they never arrived in time. I ended up placing the #5 cupcake toppers I made sans ring. When the rings finally do arrive Nic will have another gift to open!
Below are the other crafting cuties I created for his birthday. I can only get away with this for another year or so. This color scheme would have worked nicely with Pokemon, don'tcha think? A card, cake topper, tag and the cupcake toppers. It's always so fun to create with a purpose. I used the new Build a Birthday stamp set and other sneak peak products from the new SU catalog. I found it was really easy to create a variety of projects. I even ended up with another card sample that I'll share later this week.
How about a little trip down memory lane - Nicholas first year. Happy Birthday Nicholas! We love you. Happy tears, five years vanished overnight.