Friday, September 12, 2008

Coleman is five!

My sweet Coleman turned five today--it's hard to believe my baby is such a big boy. Five things that I love about Coleman:

1. He is so happy! He says often, "This is the best day of my whole entire life!" and he really means it. He is quick to smile and laugh and that makes everyone around him happy too.

2. He is very polite... several of my friends have told me that he'll make a great husband someday because he is always thinking about how he can help others. I am sure they are right, but we'll hope that is a long, long way off.

3. He says hilarious things and pronounces words in a very funny way. His very favorite food is homemade macaroni and cheese (which he calls "mac-a-moni"). He also comes up with some pretty dang funny questions. I would love to see how this kid's mind works.

4. He wants to be good, and most of the time IS very good. He often says, "I don't ever want to be bad" or "I'll never, ever choose the wrong!"

5. He loves being with and making friends. He got assigned to a soccer team without anyone that we knew... before his first practice he kept saying, "When do I get to go meet my new friends on my soccer team?"

He chose crepes for his birthday breakfast and since our partying with cake is tomorrow, we put a candle and sang to him this morning... he was disappointed that we didn't sing "cha cha cha" and something about a monkey, so we did a do-over and Olivia filled in those gaps.
Coleman loves all things Star Wars and has recently acquired a love for little Legos--his favorite video game is Lego Star Wars, so we're doing a party with that theme... and we gave hime this Anakin Jedi Starfighter. Can I just say that I love my son, but I HATE putting Legos together? The box says it's for 7 and older... but they forgot to say that you also need an advanced engineering degree (I realize I'm not as savvy as some, but am I really that stupid?). It took me two hours, help from Ryan on a really tricky part that I kept putting parts together backwards, encouraging words from Coleman ("you can do it mom, I know you're good enough!"), repeated steps when pieces mysteriously popped out or off, crying from Coleman ("I just really wanted to play with it") when I was ready to give up, and not too few swear words under my breath when the pieces kept falling apart. When it was all said and done, it looks like the picture and doesn't fall apart when you pick it up...
...even though there were a few "spare" pieces which I'm sure belong somewhere... we'll just pretend we got everything where it needed to go...

I think we'll wait to put together the Imperial Dropship Lego set with storm troopers when Daddy is home to help. In the meantime... off to finish tunics, light sabers, costumes, a poster of Yoda, and some Lego cakes...

I love the Star Wars bobble-head ships (thanks Nicole and McDonalds!)....

Happy Birthday Coleman! I love you!

8 comments:

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Coleman! Glad to see the Star Wars bobble heads found a good home! :)

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, kiddo! CHA CHA CHA! I Loved the b-day photos...
and Lisa? You could rival Dave Barry in a newspaper column! Your description of putting the Lego fighter together had me laughin' many times over. I HOPE Coleman is good about picking up toys! One thing I HATED about Legos was stepping on them! Those "little spare parts" always seemed to be under foot! (Maybe my size-11 foot had something to do with it? lol) Love ya, fam!

Sally said...

Legos are the bane of my existence, but I keep buying them because Grace loves them, and I love the idea of them. But stepping on them HURTS, and they multiply like rabbits overnight. My darling, sweet, oh so thoughtful younger brother has a LEGO store in his neck of the woods where you can go fill big cups with bulk Legos, and he did this a few years ago for Grace. She loved it, but they need their own whole container now, due to their irresponsible breeding in the night. Happy Birthday Coleman!
By the way, said brother still asks for and gets Legos kits for his birthdays and Christmas. And he's 30. But he has this cool wife now who vacuums them up, too. :)

Shirlene said...

Happy 5th Birthday Coleman. Crazy that all of our little ones are growing up! Anthon is 3 tomorrow....my baby!
This post makes me feel not as stupid....not only cannot I not put legos together, but I can't figure out any of his train tracks either. Maybe I shouldn't have admitted that last part. I think those say 'ages 3 and up' on the box. :) I have no concentration or patience to put things together like that. So good for you....even if there were a few spare parts!!!

The Hale Family said...

Happy Birthday Coleman. He was so cute in primary yesterday. (as always).

Kristi said...

Happy 5th Birthday, Coleman!! I can't believe you are 5. Wow!!

Way to go, mom, for even being WILLING to put that thing together! I guess that is one plus to having all girls - I never have to worry about putting those things together. You are a super mom!

Janene said...

sounds like such a sweet boy, and who knows him better than you!? I'm glad you had lots of fun celebrating.

♥Shally said...

Do you hire out??? :)