All photos here were taken by our longtime friend Lori Jackson with Unfolding Photography. Thanks so much Lori!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Last week, Isaac turned six years old. He has grown into such a sweet boy! We had a great week of celebration, starting with receiving a gift in the mail on Tuesday from Aunt Kati and Uncle Ray. They got him a Lego kit that can be used to build an airplane, a car, and a helicopter. He loved it! He loved getting a package in the mail and he really loved what was in the package. It meant so much that his aunt and uncle far away in Indiana were so sweet to send him such a special birthday gift. He immediately started working on it himself and put the plane together. I was amazed at how he followed the directions so carefully!
On Wednesday night, Aunt Michelle and cousins BJ and Carly came over for dinner and a double birthday celebration for Isaac and Carly (Carly's birthday is November 19th and Isaac's is the 21st!) We had vegetable soup and bread, followed by Carly's birthday cake choice - homemade Dirt Pie (something Michelle and Steven grew up eating. It was one of their Mom's specialties!) They got Isaac two games - Skip Bo Junior and Twister - for his birthday. We gave Carly a necklace with a tiny notepad on it (she's 9 now. It was a cool 9-year-old kind of a necklace.) BJ, Isaac and I enjoyed playing Twister while Michelle, Carly, Elise and Steven sang and played music upstairs. We had a great time together!
On Isaac's actual birthday, Thursday the 21st, we had so much fun! It started out with Isaac making eggs for all of us. He loves to scramble eggs, which he's worked hard to perfect. (He is currently growing his skills at making omelets.) Then Isaac opened some cards he'd received in the mail from my parents and grandparents. He enjoyed making a paper airplane that was in my parents' card.
After lunch my mom went with us to Discovery Place Kids. We had a great time there! The kids enjoyed playing in the restaurant, the store, and upstairs with the cars and ball races.
After a dinner of pancakes (Isaac's choice!), he lit his own candles and we didn't sing to him, per his request. He blew his candles out and enjoyed more cake.
Our gift to Isaac was this wooden barn, which he had to build himself.
On Friday, my dad came over to give Isaac his gift, which was a very cool remote control helicopter in a ball frame (which keeps it safe from hitting things and falling apart.) Isaac loved it! He has been asking for a remote control helicopter all year, so this was very special for him.
On Saturday, we had Isaac's "friends party". He wanted to invite his three closest friends to his party - Gabby, Jacob and Joseph. We took them to Monkey Joe's to play for a while, and then we went to Moe's for lunch and cake. Isaac wanted a football cake, just like his Daddy had for his 30th birthday. "Except mine has cupcakes, right Mom?!"
Isaac had a blast playing with his buddies! And he specifically asked us to not sing to him or clap. So, again, we lit the candles and he blew them out. Then he opened his presents. And we gave out goody bags. This was our first friends party, and it went great!
What a great week of celebrating a great little guy! We love you so much Isaac Ryan!