Thursday, December 17, 2009

The almost birthday boy.

Griffin makes off like a bandit for his birthday celebrations. He gets three separate celebrations all because he was born 2 days before Christmas. He has a party the weekend before with his friends so that all of his comrades will be in town to celebrate with him.

Then, we have a little party at school that is so sweet that I bawl my eyeballs out every year. He holds the earth and walks around the sun with the 12 months surrounding it for every year that he's been alive. The children sing this adorable song about the days of the year and everyone is off key and screaming the words. It's just precious. They all put imaginary gifts into an imaginary box for him. The children say stuff like "I'd put in 1000 Ninja Turtles" or "hugs from his mommy." It's almost too much to handle.

Here he is walking around the sun.

Oh...and I successfully made cup cakes for his class.
They actually came out decent
I'm just so flippin' domestic these days
I can hardly recognize myself.

So, next week, on his actual birthday he'll get presents
and celebrate his 5th b-day with his cousins.

The kid is lucky that I feel so
much Mother's guilt that his
birthday is so close to Christmas.

Oh, how I love my spoiled little birthday boy!


Daffy said...

I love the party idea at school! That's so cool!!!

Happy 5th Little Man!

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday Griffin!

Working Mommy said...

My birthday is in February and the man and I got married in Christmas, Anniversary then b-day...don't be guilty - he is laughing all the way to Toys R Us!


MamaOtwins+1 said...

He shares a birthday with my Mommy!
Happy ALMOST birthday and have lots of fun!
Love the idea of the imaginary gifts and song around the sun

That One Mom said...

Happy Birthday, shortstack!!!

The Boy's bday is the 30th... I'm feeling ya!

singedwingangel said...

Aww happy birthday little man. I love the school thing I have never seen that before...

Carol said...

Happy Birthday and what a totally cool way to celebrate a kids birthday!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute idea with the sun!

My daughter's "Half Day" falls on Christmas day. She was born June 25th. For the rest of her life that child will get presents every 6 months. How much crap is that?

Beth said...

I, too, would bawl my eyes out at that adorable birthday party. Happy birthday, and, from one mother of a 5-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy to another Mom in the same boat -- Good luck, best wishes, and don't forget the wine! (For you, not for the little guy, of course.) Happy holidays.

Melinda Arnold said...

I love the idea that the kids give an imaginary gift! My kids birthdays are dec 19, jan 1 and jan 7. We are so over cake that we have adopted birthday pie as a tradition.

Lisa said...

Agggh beedays are the BEST! Sounds like a cool idea, the whole orbiting the sun thing! Happy celebrating! :D

Raoulysgirl said...

Happy Birthday, Griffin!!!

Erin said...

I love that party idea for birthdays. Just stopping by from SITS. Have a great day!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

It's nice that you go out of your way to make his birthday special. Growing up, every one I knew that had their birthday in the two weeks around Christmas ALWAYS complained of feeling cheated.

Amanda {My Life Badly Written} said...

Happy Birthday Griffin!
Love the idea of the sun and song!
Cupcakes look awesome!

One of my best friends birthday is on 26th December - we always have to say Happy Birthday before we even mention Christmas - But I alway make a point of going to see her on her birthday to make her feel special!!

Griffin will always appreciate the effort you put into his birthday!!