I can't believe that Gunner is 5. The time is going by too fast. How can I stop my kids from growing up? I guess I just have to live in the moment and be grateful for this time with them while they are little. It just goes by too fast..Sigh...Okay, on to the goods of Gunner's special day.
When he woke up, the first thing he said was "I'm FIVE! Mom, Dad, I'm FIVE now!" He was so completely excited to be 5 and have his party. Oh, to be a five year old again! Cute boy.
Here's the dreaded "right when you wake up I have to take a picture of you" picture! Hopefully when I do this to him when he's 15 he'll still smile for me!
For his special breakfast he wanted waffles with syrup & whip cream. He is definitely my child. I would eat pancakes & waffles any time of the day for every meal if I could. So good! Okay, back to my 5 year old:
Gunner is completely enamored with guys, superheroes, good vs bad, etc. So for his 5th birthday party we had a "Superhero" party. I made these capes for the boys that came to the party. They were super simple (felt & glue! Simple is my middle name!)
The "Superman" cake complete with "guys" on top. I did this last year and now it's becoming a tradition. Kinda fun!
Getting set to party!
For the party this year we had all the boys gather together & told them they were going to be instructed on how to become a superhero. So, they had to go through Superhero training! My cute hubby put the whole obstacle course together. They had to "fly" like a superhero (on the swings), "punch" bad guys in the face, "stomp & kick" the bad guys (do a Ninja move on the trampoline) and then yell like the Incredible Hulk! It was fun to see them all do it!
Here's a movie of Gunner running through the obstacle course before his friends got there:
Here's the boys getting set before they go through their training:
Waiting in line to complete the course:
Gunner's Hulk pose:
Super hero yell:
Even Caleb got in on the action! Go Caleb!
Once they completed the course, they received their swords and capes. They were all so excited to be super-heroes now!
He loved being sung to by all his friends. He couldn't wait to blow out the candles.
It was a great party. We love you Gunner boy! Happy #5!!