Sunday morning (his actual birthday) he woke up to a balloon, candy and a card at his place at the table. Then we took donuts in to his SS class. He was pretty fired up. Several hours after church we met up at Incredible Pizza for the party to begin. We played/ate for 2 1/2 hours. It was a blast. By the time we left my head was ringing. Ringing I tell you. Andrew was grinning from ear to ear. He loved every minute of it. Worth every minute...
-Go to Holiday World
-Go to the beach
-Go to Sky Zone
-Go to Jump Zone
-Play Laser Tag
-Go to Incredible Pizza (check)
-Play at Shelby Farms
And a few other things that I forgot...
He ran over this list several times as if I should be taking notes. Maybe I should have been taking notes, whoops.
I cannot believe the caboose, swan song, finale of the Shackelford family is 5. He talks incessantly and demands attention. (Can you say baby of the family?!?) He says so many funny things that I just want to video his life so I don't miss a moment. He loves "the big boys"/"the brothers" and wants to be just like them. He is brutally honest...sometimes when he opens his mouth I have a moment of panic wondering what will come out...and then other times his words are so incredibly sweet and loving it will bring a tear to my eye. He (might) have a little flare of drama in him. He loves to be around people. He usually wakes up asking, "What are we going to do today?" He is not a risk taker, unless he witnesses the big boys doing it. When I look in to his eyes I see a reflection of myself. He definitely has my genetic features. I cannot believe God entrusted him to us. He is a joy. I love him, more than words can express. Happy 5th birthday sweet Andrew!