Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Jacob!

Today is Jacob's 5th Birthday and he couldn't be happier! He has been asking us for months if he could be 5! I guess, in his head 5 is better than 4!

Since Billy and I are both had to go back to work today, we celebrated his birthday with a family party on Saturday evening. Jacob asked for a race car cake so I attempted to make one for him. Though it wasn't perfect, he saw it and yelled "THANK YOU MAMA!" so I guess I did ok! He was spoiled rotten by everyone with more fun new toys to play with!

While Jacob is beyond excited to be getting older, I am really having a hard time with it, more so than the fact that Kyle (our older son) is getting older too! When we met the boys, Kyle was already 5, he had started to lose some of that "baby, little boy" stuff. Jacob was almost 3 and still a baby! He had just started to talk and even that was just a few words and phrases. Looking at Jacob lately, I am beginning to see that he is starting to lose that "baby look" to him!! Since Billy and I adopted to boys at the ages of 4 and 6, we missed out on the baby things. I know we can't change that and we wouldn't change it for the world but I can still be a bit sad, can't I?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Happiest Place on Earth...

This summer we were lucky enough to take the boys on their first trip to my favorite place in the world, Walt Disney World! They also flew on an airplane for the first time! Billy and I had been planning the trip since March but we didn't say a word to the boys about it, not even the morning we were leaving. We had decided we just didn't want to hear the endless questions of "when do we leave for Disney World?" The morning we left,we told the boys we had to getup early to go to Columbus to take care of somethings. When they found out what the real plan was they were so excited, to say the least! I think Billy and I were just as excited though, if not more. At least we knew what was in store!
We stayed "in the World", at a Disney owned hotel which, in my opinion, is the only way to go to Disney. We did it all! Jacob and Kyle were the perfect age to go! The boys wanted to ride everything. Jacob had some issues with not being tall enough to ride some of the roller coasters though. I must say, our boys are thrill seekers! They loved every ride! Billy and I enjoy thrill rides so we were happy to know they do too!

We had signed the boys up for "The Pirates League" where they are made into pirates. After a bit of thought, Jacob decided in no uncertain terms he was not doing it though. Kyle loved becoming a pirate for the day. He also loved the attention he got throughout the Magic Kingdom that day for his "spooky face!"
At first, Jacob was a bit unsure of the characters, but he did finally warm up to them. He asked over and over again about meeting Minnie Mouse! We were also lucky enough to run into Lightning McQueen and Mater, two more of his favorites!

We enjoyed Donald's breakfast at the Animal Kingdom one morning as well.

We definitely can't wait to go back! I am already working on Billy for a trip next year! :-)