Monday, November 10, 2008

Austin Turns 6!

I can't believe our baby boy is six years old! Austin is growing up so fast, and growing out of things faster than we can keep up. He is so fun to be around and have a conversation with. He is our family clown and keeps us laughing with his funny perspective of the world around him!

Austin has been counting down toward his birthday for two weeks, and today was finally the day! He was very excited about his birthday, so much so that he reminded me of it over and over, starting at 6:30 this morning. We had a special day planned, starting with a trip to every child's mecca, Toys R Us.

Austin took his time in carefully picking out two toys on his wish list, and then we went home to hang out for a while until dad got off of work. When we got home, there was a package waiting for him on the doorstep from Pop & Grandma Lorraine. He was SO excited to have mail with his name on it! He opened it and was happy to find two books on BUGS! There was also a package from Grandma Myrtle. She sent each of the kids an electronic money bank that they were in awe of when we visited her this past summer. Of course, now they want money to fill them up with, and immediately came to me for their first deposits!

Later in the afternoon, we were off to his favorite place in the world to eat, Souplantation. He was happy to get a special birthday treat of a bag of chocolate chip cookies. Chris and I were a little disappointed to learn that now he's six, he bumps up to the next pricing level on the menu. Darn!

After filling up on salad, pasta and blueberry muffins, we headed over to Build-a-Bear, where Austin outfitted his favorite turtle, Optimus Prime, with new warm winter clothes. He also scored a new box to keep him in, which he was really stoked about.

After Build-a-Bear, we headed over to Nana and Papa's for some yummy birthday cake. Austin was tired after the long and busy day (and so were were we!) so he spent the night at Nana and Papa's. Tomorrow, they are taking him for his second round of birthday shopping! All in all, he had a great day, but he was a little disappointed that there would be no birthday tomorrow. Let the new countdown begin!


Lorraine said...

It's hard to believe Austin is 6 already. It sounds like he had a really fun day with more to come. Happy Birthday, Big Guy! See you soon! Love, Grandma Lorraine and Pop.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday BIG BOY!!!! ((Muah))