Friday, April 24, 2009

Ryan's Officially 5!!!

Such a big guy---literally!

Well, plans changed a bit and we had his birthday at Peter Piper Pizza (much closer). It turned out well, and he had a blast. He was soooo excited that it was his birthday. Everywhere we went today he told people how it was his birthday and that he is now FIVE!! He feels so big. It's so cute to see his excitement. Anyhow--it's late. Just wanna keep this post short n simple.Daddy just loves these funny teeth....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Am I the only one?

The only one who feels guilty for NOT throwing their child a "real" birthday party. It started last year with Kaylee. We decided that since money is tight we were only going to give her a family party. We figured that we needed to keep it "fair" and told all the kids they would only get a family party for their next birthdays. It didn't bother me giving Kaylee a family birthday--she was only turning 2; I think it's normal at that age. It also didn't bother me only giving Jacob a family party...probably because he's had more than his share...he was an only child for 3.5 years and was pretty spoiled over the years. But it's different with Ryan, for some reason. He turns 5 this thursday and we are gonna have a little family party at Jeepers in Mesa. Actually, I've broken the rules a tad and invited Jalen and Ewa Quibilian, because our families are they are kind of like family. But still, I feel so overcome with guilt. Ryan is beyond excited and hasn't once complained, but I think that is why I feel so rotten. He is one kid who will think one's the greatest for something so small. I just feel like I'm robbing him of this opportunity. He went to Sareny's party last month and has been looking forward to HIS party since. I know HE won't feel disappointed--but for whatever reason I do.
Hmmm. I guess I need to just get over it. Obviously I am allowing something small to be something it's not.