Last Thursday, I asked Jake to give me his menu for the big 5 year old birthday celebration.
For the record:
Breakfast: Swedish pancakes with a carrot and red pepper
(what?!!! He prefers veggies to fruit. Can't argue with that, can I?!)
Snack for school: squeeze applesauce and strawberry cupcakes with vanilla frosting to share with his class
Dinner: Johnny Rockets (Yes, they have it here, with the 50's music and all!)
Dessert: Vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting
"Oh, and I since I had Star Wars decorations last year, I'd like Phinneas and Ferb ones this year."
I went to work :) I'm grateful for simple, 5 year old, requests. Friday, March 22nd, I was getting ready in the bathroom, when from behind me I heard with plenty of inflection,
"I love what you've done with the decorations!!!"
I love you, Jake. Happy 5th Birthday!!!
Here are the Swedish pancakes with the one carrot and one red pepper. I added the orange because I couldn't resist. Do you think it got eaten? Only by me :)
After breakfast, we got our cupcakes together and were off to school. Jake's teacher, Sra. Yasnia, and his buddy Luke, were waiting at the door for him. When he came through the gate, they yelled, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JAKE!!!" He was so pumped. He went to all of his teachers an announced that today was a very special day.
And best of all? He was presented with his uniform on his birthday. Couldn't have been better timing. He couldn't wait to put it on! He was so proud of it because now he was just like his big sis. When Kate came home and saw him in it, she asked, "What are you doing in your jammies?" That didn't go over so well.
The king was crowned.
And some of the presents were gladly opened and played with...
As soon as Joe got home, we grabbed our things and headed over to Johnny Rockets for a deliciously greasy birthday dinner.
Jake was loving every minute of it.
and apparently Luke was too!
When we arrived home, Jake opted for presents before dessert. The first gift he opened was from Momo and BG. For the past 6 months, Jake has been an incognito super hero. In fact, at church last week, he started unbuttoning his dress shirt in Primary, only to reveal his "Super Jake" shirt that he was wearing unbeknownst to me underneath. He wanted to make sure his teacher knew who he was dealing with.
Every night when we read his superhero books, he points out batman's grey and blue super suit and says that he wants that with "Super Jake" written on it. Well, without "Michaels" it's pretty hard to be creative down here. So I put a call into Momo. And boy did she come through with FLYING COLORS.
I had found this costume down here and bought it, just in case. The kid was in superhero heaven. He has slept in them, worn them to school and even doubled up and worn both at the same time.
Luke didn't want to feel left out :)
Guess what part Jake likes on cupcakes??
He and Kate are my perfect pair. He eats the frosting and she eats the cake!
Happy Birthday to the strongest, fastest, smartest 5 year old protector in the universe.
Our family is complete because you're in it, Jake!