When you’re five, the most exciting thing is getting to have a birthday party. Unfortunately, Covid took that away from Sheff this year, so B and I decided to do everything in our power to make the weekend as special as we could.
Since Sheff and my sister share a birthday, we have made it a tradition to do Taco Mama every year on the actual day of the birthday. We got some margs, did the queso thing for Sheff and then came home to his monster truck birthday cake. Y’all – Publix is the real MVP of birthday cakes. It was so good, and yes, since we were the only people eating the cake, I let him blow out the actual candle on his cake – I saw that was a thing now, so I felt the need to explain. He then got to stay up with dad until 10:45 for a video game marathon! This kid is a little gamer, and he’s actually really good at it!
Saturday, we of course did a pool party day! It was so hot outside, so it was perfect! Bennett made some frozen hurricane adult beverage, and it was the best way to beat the heat. For that night, we had a pizza party! We ordered in a bunch of pizza and watched Wreck-it Ralph. He stayed up a little later than normal, but then fell asleep to his new present – a nighttime sky projector for his room. And this thing is awesome, guys. I would totally have one in my room.
Sunday, we got a few hours in the pool before the heavy thunderstorms rolled in. We pulled the birthday excuse again, and just watched cartoons for most of the day. Not even apologizing – there is nothing better to do on a rainy day than park your butt on the couch for TV snuggles.
It was such a good weekend celebrating that little guy. I know it wasn’t quite the party with all of his friends that I know he wanted, but hopefully it is one that he will remember fondly – where he got to play videos until almost 11pm with his dad, and getting to eat all of his favorite things.