Saturday, December 4, 2010

Andrew is 6
Why yes, there is only 2 candles on the cake, but Andrew just thought he was sharing a turn with his little brother. Hey, give us a break, it was all we had in the drawer, and Andrew was not about to wait for us to run to the simple is as simple does =)
Grandma made the cake; she is practicing her new cake decorating skills! All the kids cheered her on~ more decoration = more frosting.

And just in case we don't seem simple enough, check out our home-made wrapping paper. Each sibling gets to decorate their own paper! (psst, I bought a humongous roll of this stuff for $1 at a garage sale years ago).

Birthday gifts seems to have a pattern with each child-

Something practical- snow boots & tennis shoes
Something educational
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book
Something family bonding
- Hungry Hungry Hippos
(yes, even the older boys play this too)
Something personality related- new action figures.
A handful of miniature ones. Andrew loves his "peoples", always has. You know, the Fisher Price kind. Andrew is now 6, and I figure it is time to introduce "bigger boy" toys to him. I am not at all thrilled with current action figures for the most part; seems to me that cartoons are more meant for adults nowadays. So, when I pick out a handful of Incredible Hulk, Spiderman, Batman, Superman...this is with the intent of letting him see the old classic cartoons.

Andrew is proud to be 6!
His (our) 6 yr old goals are:
1) Keep our (his) clothes on~
I swear the child thinks Mogli (from Jungle Book) is his brother.
2) Be willing to communicate clearly by using his words thoughtfully.
3) Learn to read
4) To be an official participant of our chore list (yay me!)

The "little" years go by so fast,
and off he goes to his "middle" years...
Can I still say Learning w/ the Littles if now he is a middle? hmmm.....


Mama D.'s Dozen said...

We have never liked to popular action figures, but our boys LOVE their Rescue Heroes. Are you familiar with them? They started playing with Rescue Heroes when they were 2 & 4 ... and they still love them at 8 & 10. They are inexpensive, well built, and promote Godly character by being real "heroes" such as firemen, etc...


Hollinger Family said...

Thanks Mama D, I will check into it for sure!
I just love other mums sharing the good stuff ;^)

Danielle said...

I LOVE Chica Chica Boom Boom. Man it's been forever since I read that book. I can still say it by heart 7 years later...hehehehe!!!

I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.....