Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On This Day, You Are 5

Our desire was that Mason would wake up to a surprise worthy of his adorableness. And at 7:30 a.m. we discovered that a life-sized bear can be just the surprise to render a 5-year-old speechless.

Drop off brother at school and begin a long walk and discussion that went something like this.

Mom, I know what they do when people are about to die.

Really? What?

Well, they bury 'em deep in the ground and put one of those gravemind things which are oval on top of 'em.

Do you mean gravestone?

Then they squish their faces with dirt and they can't breathe so they turn green. And then they walk like this. (Pantomimes frankenstein walk with arms and legs outstretched and face stone still.)

Are you thinking of a Halloween decoration? Or actual dead people?

Anyways, are we going to the museum?

9:50- 11 a.m.
Mandatory gym time.

One salami and cheese sandwich, and TV with bear.

1:30 p.m.
Museum of Nature and Science. Our first exhibit was the mummy room -- surprise surprise. Followed by the T-REX named Sue, which was scary. And finished with Space and then minerals.

3 p.m.
In the middle of the minerals exhibit Mason proclaims he's tired and would like to go get Cooper. As he's loading into the car I say, "So, how does it feel to be 5." He says, "I'm not actually 5. You have to blow out candles and sing Happy Birthday before you turn 5." Ummmmmm... was I supposed to get a cake?

5:40 p.m.
Start dinner. Mason has requested Macaroni and Cheese. It may be his birthday, but he is overruled and we settle for spaghetti and meatballs. Steve starts spaghetti while I start baking a cake and hunting for candles that say something other than CONGRATS!

8 p.m.
It's official.
PS -- A big thank you to our accomplices who have hidden this bear in their house since July!


Claudia said...

I love that picture of him smiling at the cake. We love you Mason! Happy birthday!

Glenda said...

Mason, you have to be the cutest, smartest bear and dog loving kid in the whole wide world.

laurel said...

Happy birthday!!!

emma nelson said...

The look on his face is one of pure joy. What a boy! He's awsome!

Adamo said...

Happy Birthday Mason!