Thursday, February 28, 2013

♥ The Birthday Boy ♥

From the moment Luke woke up on his birthday (this past Monday the 25th), he was full of himself.  He knew this was HIS day and he let everyone know......and was full of wit and charm all day long.  He kept asking if he was bigger.    The Little Emperor was in charge of the day.  :)  For anyone within hearing distance, he would say, "I'm so glad it's my birthday".   And of course, he got lots of attention.

He wanted a fishing birthday cake, and really the entire party sort of took on a fishing theme (more on that below).  He had a choice of having a birthday party with kids coming over, or going to The Children's Museum during the day and having a family party that evening.  He chose the Children's Museum and the family party. 

So when we got up Monday morning, Joy completed her schoowork in record time and we were off to the Children's Museum.  He was SO excited.  He just couldn't stay with one thing....he was here and there and everywhere, over and over again.  I think it's safe to say he had a good time.  He loved that museum.  When I asked him his favorite part, he said it was the fishing part....and he did spend a good bit of his time there.

Here are some highlights from the Children's Museum adventures (and of course, his Joy was right there beside him because he doesn't go far without her):

Loading and exploring the Fed-Ex plane.....


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Luke, the fisherman.....you can tell he was a busy little bee here!




Luke the fireman........



Luke the surgeon....



Luke the policeman.........



Luke the grocery clerk and shopper....



Joy had a little fun of her own...... (checking her blood pressure and playing with the green screen dancing)......



Luke the mechanic....



Luke the dentist....



More fun...





Then that evening we had the family party.

The decorations........



The cake.....



The present opening.........



Playing games........



Family............





Playing with his toys.....



He told us he had a great birthday and I think he loves being 5!



And his sweet little sleeping self at the end of a LONG, FUN, and EVENTFUL Day! 



It's still so hard to believe he's already five!  What a blessing he is!  :)

Thanks for stopping by! 

15 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

Looks like Luke had a very good birthday! Cute pictures!

Wendi said...

We love to go to the Children's Museum! What a fun way to celebrate a birthday. Like you I still can't believe he is five! Time goes by so fast.

Sheila said...

Oh my he has grown quickly. I remember I had just started following your blog when you folks were about to bring him home. What a sweet and blessed little boy. I got a little weepy looking at all the pictures. So much love!
Thanks for sharing Luke's day with us.
Blessings,
Sheila

Angela said...

Hi Tammy, Wow looks like a fun filled day. Happy belated birthday to Luke. The museum looks like a fun place. Darbee Rae would have loved it. Great pictures of family. Glad Joy is doing better. She looks happy and well. Love the picture of the little man resting, bet he was dreaming of a wonderful day he had. He is blessed to have you and your family as well as you to have him. Hugs
Angela

Primlish ♥ said...

Wow, I'm ready for a nap after seeing his fun filled day! ;) Happy belated birthday sweetie!
How do you keep from pinching those cheeks? He is just adorable!
Yeah 5!!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Mama,

I think that was a very fun birthday....not just for Luke, but for all of us. :) This one was really memorable! I cannot believe he's FIVE. It's not fair! He was two...and he was chubby....and now he's five and he's slimmed up! And he talks like an English teacher. :)

Love you! 8!

Love,
Joy :)

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow that's a really cool museum. looks like kids can learn lots there. They had a wonderful time. Bet you were as tired as Luke was.

Felicia

Holly said...

That museum looks amazing! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time. Love the party pictures too. I know Luke had a wonderful birthday!

Prims By The Water said...

What a fun museum! Luke had a fantastic birthday day and he is adorable!! Janice

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy!
What an awesome party! So sweet of him to pick Museum/Family for his party! His little cheeks are so so cute! I remember finding your blog and you were awaiting your trip to go get that little guy! It's been so fun watching your family grow!
How has your weather been? We have had snow snow snow! Hoping by next week we see some melting melting melting! Do you have snow?
Tomorrow is Friday! YIPPEE!
How is Miss Joy doing? Been thinking of her and how sweet and happy she looked in the pictures!
Hugs,
Tanya

~Sara said...

Wow! It sure looks like a great time for everyone. So glad that everyone is feeling well. Blessings~Sara

Sandra said...

What a great birthday, and I love that he chose to do a family activity instead of a party. How sweet :)

He is adorable, Happy Birthday to him :)

Karen said...

I looked at every one of those pictures and read right along...felt like we spent his birthday with him!!
Great photos Tammy - glad he enjoyed his special day at the museum and at home with family. I like that.
Blessings,
Karen

Lynda said...

What a great place to visit let alone have your birthday there!! I love the all tuckered out photo - so sweet.

Melissa said...

5 years old? How did this happen? He is such a handsome little emperor...growing up so fast.

Happy belated Birthday Luke! You are still Sofie's favorite little guy from China - she loves to look at your pictures. You should Skype with her one day. :)