The past couple of days have been spent celebrating Forrest's fifth birthday. Yes, my first little baby is growing all the time!
In past years, we have always had family parties, which have been great (especially since Mom has done most of the work for them!). Since beginning school, Forrest has attended a few friend parties, so I gave him the option of having one of his own. Yes, I really was thinking he would still choose a family party. Nope. So, Saturday morning we hosted about eight friends for a donut-themed gathering, including donuts to eat and a donut pinata. Side note, if $40 seems like too much to pay for a pinata, it's not. Just go ahead and buy it because paper mache and hours spent decorating one of these things is no joke! While the party was a little willy-nilly for me, the kids did seem to have fun.
Yesterday, Mom and Dad made the drive down to deliver some gifts and spend time. They're always welcome guests. Then today, Joshua and Forrest drove south of St. Louis for the much-anticipated birthday eclipse. They had great weather and a fun time. I'm waiting for them to return home now; traffic back north following the event seems to be rough.
Yes, we have certainly celebrated our favorite five-year-old! We love you Forrest!