Mister “6”

October 11, 2009

Dillan’s 6th Birthday was several days ago, and I thought I’d better post about it before it’s months later!

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He’s was so funny about it a week or two before his birthday. He’s such a particular little guy about things. He has to have this order to chaos or something. Anyway… I kept saying to people that he was 6 years old (because, well, he was only a few days away) or saying things around the house about him be 6. He kept getting mad at me because I was saying he was 6 when, “mom, I am not 6 yet! Not until after my birthday!” Do you get some idea of what it’s like sometimes to deal with Mister Particular? Sometimes its cute and funny, but sometimes when your in a hurry or just don’t have time to explain things to him in great detail it’s really a pain!

We are glad for him to have his birthday! It was a great day or two around our house. I think in part because the girls wanted to buy him a present, but I was a little short on cash right around his birthday and having bought his presents already, I suggested maybe instead of a present they do something nice for him and decorate his bedroom door and surprise him. They really liked the idea (I think a new family tradition has been born) and had a lot of fun sneaking around and decorating after he went to bed. He woke up the next morning to a nice surprise of streamers and balloons and a Happy Birthday banner.

The thing I noticed was how nice the girls were to him (at least for a few days) and made him feel really special. Sometimes they are really on a kick about him being the baby and their perception that he gets all the attention (yea, right), and they are kind of mean to him. But after doing this little project for him they showed an increase of love towards him and a little bit of tenderness. I wish I could bottle that up and save it for the days I want to send them to their rooms for life for picking on him so much! It justs shows that deep down they really do love their little brother and do like to do nice things for each other once in awhile!

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Dillan had a lot of fun presents including some new Castle Legos to have fun with. He is such a builder! He had a cool dinosaur cake Grandma Kathy made for him too. Happy 6th Birthday Dillyjon Jones (…his favorite books are the Skippy Jon Jones books and I call him Dillyjon Jones ’cause it makes him laugh)!

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img_2398Well,  I have been out of the blogging world for quite awhile now!  2 and 1/2 months to be exact.  Sometimes it just seems like there are things in your life which completely consume you for a time and you’re so intensely focused you can’t think about anything else.  I’ve kinda been there for awhile now.  Hopefully starting broaden my horizons again a little bit.  Anyway… time for an update on a few things the family has had going on and pictures. 

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This was Sydnie’s cake that my mom made.  It turned out really cute with the fondant.  Cute, but the fondant is really almost to sweet to eat.  Mom has really been into the cake decorating and making all her grandkid’s birthday cakes.

Sydnie had a fun party with a few friends.  They had a fun time.  What crazy sweet girls! 

Sydnie is 12!  Starting Young Women now!  That just can’t be possible can it?

 

  

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Hayley had a big dance competition in Idaho Falls in March.  They did really well and got a big trophy for their dance studio.  I loved their cute costumes.  Their score qualified them to go to competition in Lagoon this summer which they are all really excited about.

 

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This isn’t that great of a picture of Syd’s DARE graduation but you can tell at least that she was able to get her diploma from her dad. 

 

 

 

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This was Hayley’s birthday cake from her 10th birthday last week.  Cake courtesy of Grandma Kathy of course.  This time with frosting ’cause Hayley did not want to eat fondant as she informed her grandmother.  She got to go bowling with a few friends and mom which was fun.  They had pizza and cake and Hayley got a bowling pin which her friends helped decorate. 

 

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More cute crazy friends.  I’m glad my kids have such good friends!

Dillan loves Star Wars like crazy!  He is always wanting to watch the movies, play lightsabers, and is always humming all the theme music – so funny!  For his 5th Birthday we decided to make it a Star Wars theme.  He had a Star Wars “hot lava” cake (he called it) which he picked out from some ideas on the internet.  All his presents from Mom and Dad were Star Wars toys.  He got some figures and a really cool Galactic Heroes Millenium Falcon which he has played with non-stop since he got it.  He got a lot of fun stuff and it seemed more like Christmas he was so spoiled!  Mom and Dad just can’t believe he’s 5!

(And yeah… I cut Anakin’s head off in the picture and ObiWan is sinking into the chocolate cake… like Hayley said when I didn’t have the right food coloring, and frosting and was stressing about it… it doesn’t have to be perfect mom.  I wish I could remember that more often!)