Well, thank goodness Finn can’t access the internet, he doesn’t know there is a blog about him and his sister, and he can’t read. If he was knowledgeable about any of those things he’d know that his Mama is way behind in posting about his 5th birthday.
I’ve thought lot about posting about Finn’s birthday but the farther from the day it gets, the more pressure I feel to recap the event in detail. The more detail I try to remember, the more I regret not posting the day of the event. The more I realize I can’t remember, the older I feel. The older I feel, the sadder I get. The sadder I get, the more I visit the liquor store (conveniently) down the street. The more I visit the liquor store, the less money I have to buy my couch. The less money I have to buy my couch, the more I overtime I sign up for at work. The more overtime I work, the less time I have to post about Finn’s birthday. See where I’m going with this?
Hopefully when I’m 82 and Finn is 51, the following photos and minimal captions will tell the story of the birthday that celebrated his half decade of life.
Niamh went to school with a 7 painted on her face because she is not to be outdone by her brother…not even on his birthday.
At lunch with the Prentices and Sieberts. We really like them. 5 years has not cured Finn’s eye deviations.
Hadley Jane. My favorite UnWestover.
This is what happens when you say to Hadley “be silly.” She shows you her bootie. I’m pretty sure that after this photo, Hads said she was going to pee on all of us…and I laughed…and her Mom gave me “that look.”
This is the look that a 5 year old boy gives you when you give him books for his birthday for the sake of his mom. He looks at you like “Ummmm, is this a Lego set?”
This is the kind of cake the greatest Mom in the world makes. Wondering how I made it? Well, keep wondering. I had to suffer through tutorials and the search for a Lego mold, so should you.
(I’m cheap. For $5 I’ll tell you the secret how to make it.)
Heading downstairs for the “movie” part of the Movie Birthday Party.
This shot was taken from the disco balcony in our dining room. We’re cool.
Playing “Dancing Statues”.
I LOVE THIS FACE
The cake that looked great but tasted awful.
I believe that looks are everything.
The best group of Preschoolers in the Pacific NW!
I wish I could Age Enhance this 12 years to their senior year in high school.