Our sweet Beckett boy turned five today. It was a great day with a fun start--matching sweaters from my mom for the boys. Aren't they the most handsome kids you have every seen.
Beckett wanted his picture by the snow and since its his birthday, that's what he got.
And Kyle only holds still if he is eating...
Or I am holding him.
I wanted a nice picture of the boys in their matching church attire, but that is much easier said than done. I love these crazy boys and their fun personalities. I'll take the funny out takes, those are my favorite anyway.
I literally took about 14 pictures just like these.
When we got home from church, we let the birthday fun begin. First up on the list was decorate the cake. Considering all the decorations I order online are stuck back east with the snow storm and I had to come up with a power ranger cake on the fly, I'm pretty proud of how it turned out.
And B was happy with it and that is all that matters.
We threw Beckett a little family party. It is so fun being close to everyone so we can celebrate together. We had some dinner and got to the presents. Beckett had been waiting all day to open his gifts and he was beyond excited when the time finally arrived.
I love this picture of Beckett and his mini-me Kyle. They look identical. Its like a blast from the past and a glimpse into the future all at once.
Unfortunately, the cake was a bit of a miss. I had made it before with success, but tonight, it was a little awful. Entirely to rich and the chocolate chips I used tonight just seemed off. Cooking for people makes me completely nervous and it always shows in the finished product. I am desperate to learn how to cook and bake, but I have a long journey ahead of me. Sadly, I am taking my whole family...extended and all...with me. But, that is for a post of its own.
Back to the party. Scott set up a fun blow dart game. It was a hit and everyone had fun shooting the balloons for points. No surprise that Scott won.
This is what all our pictures of Kyle look like these days. A little blurry. This boy is on the move.
Then, of course, we needed a picture of everyone that came with the birthday boy.
Grandma and Grandpa Packard.
Jeff, Sharlee and Aimslee.
Mom and Dad.
Grandma and Grandpa Mennear.
It was a great party and Beckett felt totally loved. It was great for him to have a day completely about him. As one of the middle boys, I think sometimes he is overlooked. Or the attention he gets is about his speech, or his quick tempered emotions or his red hair. But today, it was just him and all his great qualities. Which are about a million. I love this Beckett boy with my whole heart. He is the kindest little boy with the biggest heart. He is the first to give his things to his brothers to make them happy, no matter how hard or how disappointing to him. He is naturally good and loving. I can't count how many times a day I get random hugs and kisses and well wishes from Beckett. He is smart. Surprisingly enough, he has turned out to love school. He is doing simple math in adding and subtracting to ten. He is interested in letters, writing and numbers, and works incredibly hard at his speech. This boy loves power rangers and has an wonderful imagination. He likes to exercise and make his body strong. He is a good eater and our best sleeper. He doesn't like to help much and feels like he has to everything by himself, until I remind that families work together and he changes his tune. Beckett sees the world in such a sweet and innocent way. He sees the best and wants to help people whenever he can. He brings and infinite amount of joy to our family. I cannot tell you the amount of love I have for Beckett.
Happy Birthday, my sweet sweet child.