Greg’s mom, Joanne, is celebrating her 80th birthday today. She also got to celebrate it with friends and family on Sunday. We held a surprise birthday party for her at her church. She was surprised and thoroughly pleased!
Ethan was precious; he gave hugs after the initial SURPRISE and took Grandma by the hand and led her to the big birthday cake to show her it had her favorite color–purple!
The day was a success and while I think we wore Grandma out, she was very pleased to have all of her sons in town for her special day.
We were all thrilled to celebrate with her! Happy, happy birthday, Grandma, on this 2008 Election Day!
Ethan dressed as WALL-E for Halloween this year.
Since he has been sugar-free for almost a year now, we didn’t do the neighborhood trick-or-treat ritual this year. Instead, we visited Fire Station #5, our local fire station to see the men there.
Then we came home to pass out pencils, stickers, rings and finger-puppets to all of our neighborhood friends who dropped by.
The weather was gorgous! We sat on the porch to hand out our “treats” and Ethan ran around the yard and greeted the coming ghouls and gobblins . . . at times with a little too much exhuberance! There were a few times that Ethan put his ghost finger puppets right into kids’ faces as he howled in a very ghostly fashion, all while the kids were patiently trying to make their way to our porch; all very Aspie moments . . . we had to spell out to Ethan that while it was exciting to share the finger puppets, most people don’t want his ghost-fingers two inches in front of their faces!
I can say with certainty, this kid had FUN on Halloween!
Last week, Ethan turned six. I guess I’m still in disbelief . . . almost a full week and I’m finally getting around to posting some tidbits about and photos from his special day (and party).
Well, WALL-E was the theme for the year. The Disney/Pixar movie came out in July and quickly became one of E’s favs! So, he received numerous gifts related to WALL-E and we had lots of fun preparing favor bags filled with great WALL-E goodies.
His favorite gift, by far, was the remote controlled Wall-E robot from Mommy & Daddy:
This kid loves his cake! While the cake itself was 100% sugar-free, the topping was a bit more of a challenge, so Ethan got to enjoy slightly-sweetened whipped cream on top of his birthday cake this year. What a good kid; he was thrilled with it.
On his actual birthday, we enjoyed a class party with his friends in Kindergaten at school, dinner out with Grandma and Grandpa Wilcox and more presents!
In the classroom:
Wearing one of his WALL-E gifts from Mommy and Daddy:
Mommy & Ethan cuddling to read birthday cards together:
So bitter-sweet…This kid is growing up so fast!
Happy Sixth Birthday to sweet Ethan. I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring for him; he’s doing so well and making such progress lately.