Friday, November 20, 2009

Party II: Owen Turns Five

It is still hard to believe I have a five year old! Owen hit this big birthday on October 19th. Somehow, it just seems pretty old! With our firstborn turning five this fall, I know that this is the end of an era. Next fall, for the next howevermany years, we'll be enrolling kids in school and embracing the whirlwind of activity that comes with our involvement there. As hectic as our lives can be now, and as irritated I get with food and toy messes, sometimes I want to hit the pause button and hold the kids, remembering every detail about how they looked, what they said and what our relationship is like. I treasure this time in their lives! Our kids love us and they want to please us. What a humbling thought to realize the responsibility we have to them.

Owen and I finally decided on a 5 cake for him.
What can I say, but that I got in a hurry decorating and messed up a few details?

Owen was still delighted with his cake, and that is what mattered.
He opted not to blow out his own candles this year. Too many people staring at him, I guess! We had a great little party with immediate family. And then I had about two weeks to rest until it was time to bake the next cake!

6 comments:

erin said...

The cake looks beautiful! I think you're so talented.

heather said...

Yes...brace yourself you are about to enter a new era. But it's just as fun Joyce. Fun to watch them love school. :)

heather said...

Yes...brace yourself you are about to enter a new era. But it's just as fun Joyce. Fun to watch them love school. :)

Grandma Ruby said...

Owen, Grandma loves you and loves your cake too! Each era has its special joys, and the one thing we can't do is to stop time. But yes, these preschool days hold precious moments. Hold them near so that when the teen years come you can take them out and unwrap them.

Sherri said...

I didn't see any mistakes in that beautiful cake??!!!

Loved all the photos!

Kevin said...

You can make me a 34 cake. Chocolate please.