The day before Dude's 6th Birthday, he said to me with his sweet grin... "Mom, I am SO excited for my party tomorrow!!" I couldn't bear to tell him that there was NO party. I try and do the Friend Party every other year thing & this year was the off year (thank goodness w/ the craziness.) We were going to of course still have our little family party as planned, but I knew he'd be devastated upon finding out his buddies were not showing up..Obviously I hadn't communicated this very well to him.
So that evening about dinner time I quickly called up some of his closest buddies Crew, Riggs, Jett & Kian to come over the next morning.
The big day, June 17th, we swam, had popsicles, gatorades, frozen corn dogs & called it a party. Thanks to Gma Kathy & Aunt Sara they brought these YUMMY homemade frosting-ed brownie bites. They were delectable. This "party" might have even been funner than last year's...(and a lot cheaper.)
|RYLER even celebrated by getting in his "swimsuit" for the 1st time.|
Later in the day the party continued...
as Tim got home from work, we had dinner, cupcakes & presents.
& cousins came to swim.
It was a good "Day."
Some things we want to Remember about Daylan at 6 years old:
*Is learning to cross his eyes...I'm so proud (not)
*Has a beautiful voice that melts my heart
..Has perfect pitch and a soothing tone.
*Tender hearted. It kills him to see his siblings sad. He is oftentimes sadder than them.
* Kisses Jaxson's cheeks all the time.-so much so that Jax gets bugged.
*Still occasionally calls his parents "Mommy & Daddy"
*Favorite Color= RED, *Food= macaroni *Treat=ice cream cones
*Has the Campbell-Pout down pat.
*Can give a dirty look that would scare a bad guy.
*His big grin makes his eyes squinty-like his Mom's.
*Does not enjoy reading books as much as Kay & Spence but Reads very well.
*Has played video games since he could sit up...& is a little too good at it.
*Impresses Grandpa Tom with his "Angry Birds" & Ball throwing skills.
*His cheeks are so squeezy you could eat 'em.
*Is a big-time snuggler which his Mom & Dad love!
*Makes his friends jealous that he can SNAP!
*Wishes he would hurry & lose a tooth!
*Not the most patient child....
*Throws a tantrum like nobody's business.
*His friends' Mothers think he's the perfect angel & laugh at the above comment.
*Has yet to conquer the task of riding a 2 wheeler bike (will last about 5 seconds- then falls)
*Watches "Jackie Chan"episodes on Netflix all the time with Spencer.
*Will ask me randomly..."Mom are you mad about anything?"
*Has a face full of perfectly sun-kissed freckles.
*Can get under Kaylea's skin in 2.2 seconds & vice versa.
*Misses playing Soccer games every Saturday.
*Still gets an occasional awful ear infection. (Had tubes in years ago, fell out but never got another set.)
*Is terrified about getting more shots in 5 years when he's 11.
*This is his first summer swimming completely comfortably across pool.
*Loves to do cannon-balls, is learning to Snorkel.
*When his older siblings are around he can hardly get a word in edgewise,
...But when he does it's usually a funny one liner.
*...Classic middle child syndrome-just like his Dad.
*Sleeps in a Queen bed w/ Jax. They love watching movies together as they fall asleep.
*Wanted to be a Police Man until Spence told him you have to get tasered & sprayed with mace!! Now he is in turmoil trying to decide on a new career!
*All his Teachers (& the ladies at church) are in love with him.
...Not to mention his Mom who would not be complete without her "Day-Day."