Sunday, March 3, 2013

Happy 5th Birthday, Grayson Wesley!


My little boy is FIVE!! He is just such a KID now.

Here are some of Gray's favorite things right now (as told by Gray himself):
Color: green & blue
Book: The Hungry Bunny
Movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Food: Pizza
Treat: chocolate worms (???)
TV Show: Slugterra, Phineas and Ferb
Toy: my teddy bear, Bludown (his stuffed pug), and my Skylanders toys
Animal: bears, tigers, and lions
Song: Roll Your Hands, and the dogs and bees song (My Favorite Things -- he requests it every night at bedtime)
Sport: Bowling
Day: Preschool days
Holiday: Easter, Christmas, and my birthday
Number: 32
Cereal: Froot Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Store: Flower stores (??)
Game: Skylanders

And here are his answers to some interview questions I asked him:
What do you and Mommy do together? "vacuum the tomatoes" (??????)
What do you and Daddy do together? "we make clothes for Thatcher" (??)
What makes you happy? "Skylanders"
What is something scary? "a ghost ship"
What are you really good at? "playing Skylanders.  And dancing"
Who is your best friend? "Mommy.  Daddy.  Thatcher sometimes"
What do you want to be when you grow up? "A daddy.  When I'm really old. Like ten."
What is something new you'd like to try? "building blocks"
What do you think about before you fall asleep? "the tooth fairy"
Who is someone famous you'd like to meet? "Santa Claus. And all the Skylanders"

Can you tell he really likes Skylanders??! It's his favorite thing right now -- he's a tad obsessed!  So, naturally he had a Skylanders birthday party.  We just had a small group of family and friends over for a pizza party, and Gray loved it!

He got this "birthday crown" at preschool, and he was SO excited! He wore it the whole week :)
Balloons! In all the Skylanders elements colors
Gray was SO excited for his cake!  So was Thatcher -- he was so upset that I wouldn't let him have any before the party.
When I asked Gray what he wanted on his cake this year, he said "I want it to say 'Skylanders' on it, and I want LOTS of sprinkles! LOTS, Mom."  So here's what I came up with.  I think it qualifies as "lots", don't you think?!
He hid while we sang "Happy Birthday" to him -- a little overwhelmed I guess.
But he sure knew what to do with those candles! 
T finally got his cupcake, so he was happy :)
Nani made Grayson a blanket -- it's so soft and wonderful!
He loves it, as you can see.  He calls it his "special Nani blanket" and snuggles with it all the time.
Surprise surprise! He got SKYLANDERS!  Uncle JD and family gave him THREE! Jackpot!
Giving his buddy Carson a hug for the monster trucks he gave him. So cute!

Fun Play Doh set from Harmony and Derek -- we have had many messy-fun times with this stuff! :)
MORE Skylanders! We got him the new Giants game and some new characters, too. He of course had to go play the game right away to try them all out. 
Grandma and Grandpa gave him these awesome Nerf darts -- they came with two guns, but mostly Gray and Daddy just threw them at each other and laughed :)
Auntie Sarah and family sent Gray two pairs of new jammies! I swear he's the only kid on the planet that gets THIS excited about new pajamas! Ha! He loves them!
Ama gave Gray and T some books for their birthdays --  always so fun! Aren't they so cute?! I love that they both fit in the chair to read together :)
Happy Birthday, Gray! We love you so much, and we're so excited to see what this year brings!