Friday, July 31, 2009

Receiver is 5...It's Official!!!

Yes, both of my boys are born within days of each other...(of course 3 years apart really helped)!

I can hardly believe that Receiver is finally 5!! He has been counting down the days since he turned 4 and now we get to move onto "Mom, when will I be 6"?

So, there were a couple of big things on Receivers list that we did on his birthday...

1. We HAD to have his 1st Big Mac! LOL. I am not sure where this request came from but who am I to argue with a 5 year olds, you guessed it we all loaded up and headed to the Mc-Arches for that little 600 calorie doozie!! I guess the good thing was that he only ate about 4 bites because it was just too big!

*No pictures of this event either..what was the matter with me?*

2. We had to go see "ViKtor" the Vikings mascot. This was no small feat! Luckily, it was the 1st day of training camp so we were able to drive 2 hours and visit him. Receiver also got a signed Adrian Peterson football while at practice. Unfortunately, there were too many people to get a photo of both of them together...but here he is signing the ball for receiver!! Go # 28! Right now him and Jared Allen are the ONLY things the Vikings have going for them!!!

3. We had to buy a "Viktor" hat. This was his small birthday gift because as most of you know...the boys opted for a puppy this year instead of a large birthday here is Receiver in that sweet "Viktor" hat. Can't imagine this coming off anytime soon!!!

4. CAKE & Ice Cream! Of children live for this stuff (I'm sure that is NOT hereditary or anything)!

TOP 5 things that I love about receiver, in no particular order:

5. He is soo adventurous! Yes, sometimes this equates to danger but he makes me see the excitement in climbing fences or jumping off refrigerators. Those little things that I forget about!

4. He has always known his limits as far as bedtime is concerned, from the second he wakes up he is going 100mph so I really appreciate that come 7:30 I hear those lovely words "Mom, can you tickle my back?" That is code for I need to go to bed!!

3. He is a really funny little guy. Loves to tell jokes and he gets the punchline!

2. He has a really great singing voice. This kid can carry a tune!

1. He is a gentle little boy that deep down, just needs to be loved like all of the wonderful kids in our lives...and THAT he is!


Love- Mom, Dad and Quarterback!


22 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Kameron said...

Aww! Happy 5th birthday Bud! I see what you mean about the time just flying by. I'm so stoked to do the baby thing again but I know as soon as she gets here I will have a flash of her 5 year birthday too. :o(

He & Me + 3 said...

OMGosh, those pictures are great! Happy Birthday Big 5er! We love and miss you!
Looks like his day was awesome fun! Loving the hat!

Joan said...

What a Happy Birthday! 5 is a big one! Love the pictures, too.


Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

Happy birthday to you big man! that big mac story made me chuckle... you never know how they decide things! Looks like he had a great day

E @ Scottsville said...

Awwwwwwwwwww, Happy Birthday QB!!!

Hope you had the BEST TIME EVER!!!!

R and R Stacy said...

Great pictures! Mine are 3 yrs and 2 days apart so I know all about having 2 birthdays close together.
Happy Birthday to your little man!!

Kim said...

What a great 5th Birthday! He is absolutely adorable, both of your boys are! You are one lucky mom!

I love that he wants you to tick his, so sweet!

Have a great week!


Bridget said...

Happy Birthday Receiver!! Looks like his birthday was lots of fun!!

Jennifer W. said...

Yay! 5 is fun! Jacob turned 5 in June. Will Receiver start Kindergarten this year?? Jacob starts FRIDAY. :( Very bittersweet. He's SOOOOO ready, though, and I'm excited for him.

Beth E. said...

Happy Birthday to Receiver!

Your description of him reminds me soooo much of our youngest boy when he was younger...including the singing voice and jumping off of refrigerators! The younger kids are the ones who seem to take so many risks...our oldest is much more reserved.

Receiver is such a the pic of him!

Crissie said...

Awwww - happy birthday Receiver!!!! Looks like he accomplished all of the important rituals associated with turning 5! SO funny about the Big Mac, his hat is awesome and good for you for driving 2 hours for him to meet Viktor AND A.D. (although I couldn't have passed up the chance to rub in his team's loss in the Fiesta Bowl, which will forever live in Boise State infamy!).

I have to say, however, GO IAN JOHNSON! Tell me that you guys are cheering him on! Us diehard BSU fans believe that he can make an impact on special teams for the Viks, despite his size. That guy is all heart.


McCrakensx4 said...

5...what a special year! I hope he has a great year! And he picked some super fun things to do on his special day! Love the cute!

Rachel said...

Happiest Birthday kiddo! And congrats on the puppy! :)

The Real Me! said...

Oh what a fun day for him!!! A Big Mac huh? Hmmm! LOL
Big hugs to you my friend.

Sonya said...

Happy Birthday to Mason! You are busy with birthdays!!The kids can't wait to meet Goldy and play.Having fun but I'm ready to sleep in my own bed and get on a routine. Not drinking wine with family and friends every evening.Need to get back in the workout program.

Alicia said...

Awwww..he sounds sooo sweet!!! How cute..tickle my back!

Oh my gosh, my youngest daughter loves Big Macs, but we only let her eat half of one. I don't know if that's good or bad!!

Anywho..he's a cutie, and it looks like he had an awesome birthday!

Debra said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Wow!! You did such a great job on this post..what a great Mama you are!

May the Lord bless your Receiver today and always!

Darcie said...

awww.. Happy Birthday Receiver!! Five always feels like such a big one, for both kids and parents. said...


Happy Birthday Receiver!

5 is my absolute favorite age! They are just so very adorable. And those cute little teeth...I could go on and on.

I hope that we can get together!!

That would be so much fun :)

Mocha Momma said...

I missed another birthday? Well another happy belated birthday wish to Receiver.

I love his Vikings Hat.

I've got a friend here who loves the Vikings. I think she's the only Vikings fan this side of the USA. JK!

Complicated Mama said...


Can he teach my son how to go to bed without a problem?

I always get the "i dont wanna go to bed , i dont wanna go to bed" ... its exhausting!

christy rose said...

Oh I missed this post of Receiver's birthday. I loved it. Happy belated birthday Receiver. I loved your list for his birthday. I agree! The most important thing to remember is that deep down all little kids need to be loved. Great birthday post! He is just so cute!