Sunday, September 06, 2015

Ammon is the big FIVE!

Ammon has been counting down the days until his 5th birthday. Its a big one because for the past year he has been asking me when he would start school and I always told him when he turned 5 he would(September birthday so he will be an older kindergartener next year). So he was BEYOND excited to be a five year old! It meant he was a big kid. He just could not wait to start school and learn. He is a smart kid and has been ready! For his special day, I looked online to see what fun places were nearby where we could celebrate. I found this place called Monkey Joe's that looked fun-one of those indoor bounce house places. We ate pizza there as a family and then the kids ran wild. They were a hot sweaty mess by the time it was all over :) Those places are the perfect place to let kids burn off some energy.  Ammon had the best time. They all did. We then headed back home for the "party." Ammon had seen advertisements recently for a video game called Skylanders. They've actually been out for several years but he had never heard of them until now(when he is finally an age where he would care:) He thought they looked SOOO cool. So when he saw that the grocery store made Skylanders cakes thats what he requested(along with the Skylanders video Wii game for his present) He was wowed by the cake(thanks again Hyvee:) and his wishes were granted. He got the game :) Its one of those games designed to addict children(you have to buy figurines, put them on this little portal for them to come to life in the game, and you have to keep buying the toys to keep going..its smart alright.) This  made us a little bit leery about getting the game but we have very strict rules about video games. They can only play on Saturdays, rarely during the week if ever. I refuse to have kids that are addicted to TV/video games/their phones. So as long as we have ground rules established, things are good. They know what to expect. And so far(as I'm writing this in the future:) its going really well. We also bought him a new Skylanders backpack to take on his first day of school which was coming up. He loves it. Thankfully I found him a great preschool! I had a hard time finding one with openings and was starting to worry my little guy wouldn't get to start, but hooray, I found one. And I'm really happy with what I've seen so far. Great people there and a great program.

Ammon, you are such a special kiddo. You have this thirst for knowledge that I love. You ask so many smart questions about how things work. You love to look through our picture encyclopedias. You love to read our Dick and Jane books and are getting so good at reading. You can even add! The other day you had written on a piece of paper 5+5=10 and when I asked you how you knew that you said you just thought of it in your head :) I haven't even taught you what a plus sign is I don't think! You must've picked it up from your sisters. Or I like to think you are just a genius ;) You are a very kind and friendly boy that everyone loves. You are friends with everyone. You have always been our least shy one it seems. Never had a problem going off to nursery as a little one. You have always been excited and eager to meet new friends and to learn and grow. I know you'll do great on your first day of preschool! You have always been excited when its your turn to do scripture or prayer in primary. Or do your part in the Primary Program. You love the microphone! :) You can be nervous/timid about physical things riding a bike or skating..or climbing on things. But I think its because you are a thinker and you have a little bit of your mama in you :) You are deep in thought a lot, which also makes you very thoughtful and caring. You are so loving and still want to marry me(look out Joey!)...I am going to miss these days so much someday when you are grown into a young man. I just want to stop time and hold on to my handsome little boy forever! We love you so much and hope your 5th birthday was everything you had hoped it would be!!!! Happy Birthday!

 Oh, and I forgot to mention these pretty awesome masks everyone wore. They are Skylanders characters of course...

1 comment:

jOeY said...

Can't believe my Ammon boy is 5! You're a special person. We hope that you had an awesome birthday bud!