Saturday, April 7, 2012

Logan's 5th Birthday!

We had a big day planned for Logan's birthday yesterday and it all went off without a hitch. We had a blast together and Logan loved every bit of it. I can't believe he is now officially 5, and he still doesn't believe he is because he hasn't had his party yet. It's very hard explaining to him that his birthday and his party day are on separate days...

Anyway, he woke up at 7:00 yesterday morning, ready to go. We had his favorite breakfast of donuts and chocolate milk waiting for him, as well as his presents from Mommy & Daddy.

After breakfast, he played with his new toys, a mega T-Rex and Stegosaurus that he hasn't stopped taking about ever since he saw them at his friend Reagan's house.

We weren't scheduled to go to our first excursion until after lunch so we had some time to kill. I took that time to go get a much-needed pedicure (hey, it helped with my sadness over him turning 5) and then Chris had to go mow a lawn. When he got back home, we left. Logan still didn't know what we were doing but we did convince him to take a nap on the way there. Once we arrived at Grapevine Mills he thought we were just going to the movies. Until we walked into the mall. Then he knew. And he was pumped. He has been to Legoland before but it was a year ago and he has been wanting to go back ever since.

Waiting to get in...there were lots of lines to wait in
In the Lego factory

Attempting to build a car

 He loved racing the cars down the ramps

One of the many Lego animals in the multiple pits of Legos

Logan & Daddy in Miniland

Logan played in their giant playground for a little while and then we quickly walked through the gift shop, surprisingly making it out with no whining and no purchases! Woohoo! When we were done at Legoland we grabbed a quick snack in the food court and headed off to surprise #2.

We did a quiz throughout the aquarium and he got almost all the answers right with no assistance from us and then received a medal in the gift shop when he turned in the quiz sheet. He was so proud!

His silly pose for the day

Checking out the stingrays from the glass floor

The aquarium had lots of fun kid-sized bubbles and spaces for him to get into

Measuring up to the sharks

At the touch tank, where of course he wouldn't dare touch anything

Playing at their playground
We spent a good amount of time at the aquarium but I am realizing he doesn't have an awesome attention span when it comes to watching/looking for the animals or reading/learning about them. He's ready to go, go, go to the next one.

When we were done at the aquarium, he was wondering what our next surprise was and he wasn't too thrilled when we told him it was his birthday dinner with the family. He wanted another "adventure." We still had a little bit of time to kill before dinner, so Chris drove to Grapevine lake and we walked around and Logan threw rocks, etc. in the water.

This is what he did when I said "give me a handsome pose." He said this was his best handsome pose...

Mommy & Logan self-portrait

At his birthday dinner at Fuddruckers with his awesome, short-lived T-Rex balloon
His dinosaur-sprinkled cupcakes, don't be jealous of my decorating skills

Blowing out the candle

All his loot!

T-Luv got him a new scooter

It's going to take a while for him to get the hang of it...

He had a great 5th birthday and we were all exhausted by the end of the day. He fell asleep super easy and slept until 9 am the next morning. I am so glad we got to spend the day together doing something fun and making memories. That was money very well spent. I am hoping we can do something like that every year, it's so much better than giving him more toys that he doesn't need. Yes, I know we got him a couple dinosaurs but that's all he is getting from us. I want to stick with this tradition every year and just get him something small and then do something together as a family. I think it means so much more and he will remember it for a long time...I hope. I know I will.

I love you, Logan. Happy birthday sweet boy!

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