Our little nugget is five today. FIVE. I love birthdays. I love thinking back to that day of their births and how our whole world changed in one minute. I love showering them with gifts + special treats + attention. I love coming up with a day filled with whatever makes them happy. I just love it all.
Robbe’s activities of choice on his big day? Present-opening immediately upon waking up, French toast for breakfast, watching Bolt (in the morning!), mac + cheese lunch at Panera bread, attending a community theater production, serious playtime + Lego assembly, pizza for dinner (with pineapple and pickles on the side), a mystery game (created by Chris), a bingo game (created by me), and this yummy Oreo ice cream cake for desert. Add in some family to the mix and the day was pretty much perfect.
UPDATES ON 5 YEAR OLD ROBBE
He's still rocking speech therapy. At this point, Robbe is seeing the speech therapist at his school just once a week and he's surpassing all of his developmental milestones. We've got his annual IEP check-in in about a month and rumor has it he might graduate out of his IEP altogether!
Potty humor gets him every time.
Favorite meals: yogurt + berries with granola (breakfast), anything on pretzel bread (lunch), french toast with berries on top (dinner)
Robbe is almost exactly the same height at 5 as Chase was when he turned 6.
He loves Legos (like, really LOVES Legos), but rarely puts them together. He prefers to play with them, not assemble. It's a good thing there are other friends in the house that really enjoy the assembly part!
Chase is his best friend and favorite playmate. There is nothing that brings me more joy.
He can’t wait to eat lunch at school (next year). I’m worried the idea of this is not going to live up to the reality of it come next year.
Robbe’s answers to a few questions:
What is your biggest fear? Tarantulas, snakes, and scorpions
Favorite person? Chase (without hesitation)
What makes you laugh? Funny jokes (obviously)