Yes, it was hard to wait for. Especially because he was so excited too. So. I cheated. I took off a paper chain.
My justification was that it would put his birthday on a Sunday and then Ben could be there for most of the day. With Ben giving the go ahead I felt even more conviction. We could open up presents through out the day. Sunday is a special day for all, so Sunday the celebration should be!
We got up in the morning and Liam and I took the last paper chain down! We ate some oatmeal and then we sent Liam on an obstacle course to find his first present. He thought it was great. A slap watch with a panda on it and a little shopping cart- just like the ones in stores only smaller!
We went to church, ate lunch, took a nap and then we opened up his next present! We played with the duplo lego castle the rest of the day. Ben loved to tease me that this was the real moment I had been waiting for! I really did enjoy making that castle. :)
Deeper confession. I cheated double. I try to keep gifts to about three so that they can all shine. I knew that the watch would be a huge hit. I knew the legos would go over great! The shopping cart I knew he would love, but likely wouldn’t obsess over like the others. I also knew he would love the present my parents got for him, I mean really love those stamps and that motorcycle lego guy. But I worried those grandparent gifts would get over shadowed and just become more stuff to him. Plus, something new on Saturday would be awesome since he couldn’t go outside that day. So we opened up the Nana and Papa gift early! He loved them and played with them and carried them around all day on Saturday.
We had a great birthday cake. When I asked Liam what he wanted he said- chocolate, peanut butter and butter. That’s my boy! So we made this beauty.
We ate pizza and sang happy birthday, then played with legos 15 minutes past bed time! I had such a fun day. :) Even more so, Liam had a great day too. I love birthdays in my little family.
Fun video coming soon!!!