In celebration of his 5th birthday, I gave Finn (and Sam, of course) donuts for breakfast. Finn was so excited. After his first bite of the warm Krispy Kreme donut, Finn exclaimed that it is his FAVORITE.
Next it was time for school. Finn was super pumped that his birthday fell on chapel day. Finn brought "Little Debbie" fall cakes to share with friends at snack. On the way to school I asked Sam if he was going to be good at school. His response, "not on your life." What? The rest of the way I was racking my brain on where he heard that one.
It was a picture and her and Finn at the hospital the day after he was born. It is just the sweetest picture. When I saw it, I felt like someone had kicked me in the stomach. I then made the mistake of looking through the blog about his birth.
A bit later I got a call from Michael and he told me that he was going to be stuck in Memphis for another evening so he wouldn't be able to come home for Finn's party. Gran and Pa had planned a small party for Finn since Pa was in town. We decided to move it to the next day so that Michael could be there too. We had already told Finn all about it so I knew he would be disappointed. That was more than my overly emotional heart could stand, so I scrambled to plan something special for Finn's real birthday. I made plans to take the boys bowling. Then I ran to Wal-Mart to buy him something that he could open. I decided on something that is totally inappropriate (a silly Rabbids toy that makes noise). Had I not been so emotional, I would have said "good riddance" as I passed by it.
I picked the boys up at the normal time. When Finn got in the car I told him that we were going to reschedule his party so that daddy could be there. In true "Finn fashion" Finn responds, "Can we please have it tonight - I didn't want daddy there that badly anyway."
When we got home I let Finn open his present (we will give him his other presents at his party on the 25th). He was so happy.
Next we went to "Circus World" for some bowling. While waiting for Gran and Pa, Finn and Sam ate grape cotton candy.
Finn, Sam and I bowled the first game while Gran, Pa and Mimi got everything set up.
Mimi gave Finn a remote control dinosaur - Finn was really excited.
After pizza and presents, we played a few more rounds. I had to tell them every single time to get their heads out of the ball dispenser. I have no idea how we left that place without a skull fracture.
Finn loves this little contraption. Oh, and Finn loves to bowl. I wish I could adequately describe how excited Finn was. He was so busy. I don't think he sat still for more than second the entire time.
After the pins would fall, Sam would throw his arms around me and laugh. So precious.
Despite my weepiness, it turned out to be a great night. It was nice to see Finn have so much fun.
We love you Finn. Love, Mom and Dad.