Rand turned 5 last Sunday. Before his birthday he was coming up with all kinds of plans for what he would do...dance contests, Chuck E. Cheese, games, cake, restaurants....each day he had a new idea for us. But this is what we actually did:
On Saturday we went bowling. Rand invited his (distant) cousin and friend Josh and their whole family came bowling with us. The kids had fun and did pretty good. Seth really wished he could have worn bowling shoes. Rand was big enough now to throw the ball on his own and got a spare. Rhianna even started bowling the correct way with fingers in the holes and got several strikes to beat us all. That night we went to dinner at Outback and they brought Rand a free ice cream sundae which thrilled him.
On Sunday after church Rand and Rhianna helped decorate his dinosaur cake with lots of skittles, m&ms and licorice everywhere. Then Rand opened presents and played until dinner. For dinner he chose french toast, so we ate and talked about the things we like about Rand. Then our friends the Neumillers came over for dino cake and ice cream. It was a really fun birthday weekend!
Some of the things we said we liked about Rand:
- he is creative
- he can think of good games and play nicely with Rhianna and Seth
- he is so grateful and happy with each gift he gets
- he is very bouncy and jumpy
- he makes friends easily
- he is trying to read
- he likes singing