Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fifth Birthday, and a party

Yep, Stephen turned 5 this week! And at age 5, he is 43-44 lbs (depending on what time of day it is, and how much he is squirming on the scale!), and 41" tall in his bare feet. And this lucky boy got a BIG BOY BIKE for his birthday!!! He was so excited - he still struggles a little bit with pedaling his trike, but he's really too big for it now, which made it even more difficult for him. He's been trying REALLY hard already to pedal his bike, and managed to go a short distance on it under his own power already. dToday, we had his birthday party at an indoor playground at a gymnasium. There were three levels of tunnels, and slides, and places to climb, and Stephen and his 3 friends had a GREAT time!!!

After this slide, the small one in our yard just won't be quite as much fun, I think...

The zip line was broken, but Stephen had a great time running up and down the ramp anyways.

Stephen and I raced down the slide (he won!), and he wanted to slide again, and again, and again.

These are the friends that joined us to celebrate today - I don't know why Stephen was acting so silly in this picture, but all of the kids were totally zonked.

Luckily, we did get a good shot

Another milestone that we reached today occurred in the car. Stephen had been complaining about the crotch strap in his carseat for a couple of weeks, and today, I converted it to a booster seat. So far, he's behaved himself pretty well without the restraints of the 5-point harness system. While he had not yet reached the weight or height limit for the harness portion of his seat, we made the decision to switch him because he was obviously uncomfortable, and he was very vocal about it, which created a lot of distraction while driving.


Megan said...

Happy Birthday Big Guy! What a fun place for a party. I'm going to see if they have any cool places like that here for Haddies birthday this summer!

Cindy said...

What a fun party! I'm so glad you had a great time for your birthday!