Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My Baby turns 5!!!!

On February 7th 2006 at 3:30 in the morning I gave birth to my youngest son, William Randall Johnson. He was a whole month early and weighed 7lbs 3 oz (a big boy!)
Yesterday, Will turned 5, although he will always be my baby!!!
 As I got him ready for the day, he was really excited about going on a date with me and then he suddenly stopped and said.."Wait mom, you can't go with me today. You have the cancer today." I just laughed and said, "I have "the cancer everyday", but today you are my son and it is your birthday... we shall celebrate!"
              Here is the birthday boy after I got him ready for a Mom and Son breakfast date.
 Grandma Karen showed up to get the other kids ready for school and presented him with some birthday fangs, which he loved and insisted on wearing on  our date to.............
 McDonalds!! That is the date that he picked. He went up to the counter and asked for a Happy Meal and they replied that they don't make Happy Meals until lunch time. So I asked the manager if I could by him a toy from the Happy Meals and they agreed... .so I bought the birthday boy 10 of them and he was in Hog Heaven!!!!
 Will found a cute little girl to play with at McDonalds and they had a grand ole' time!!!
 Then I attended preschool with Will and observed how he acts in school. Quite differently than home actually.... he is very serious and attentive and stoic and quiet. Could this really be my Will?
       I even had fun playing with him and realized why he loves preschool. They have awesome toys there!
    Then I hurried home (after going to my Oncologist) to wrap his presents and have them waiting when he arrived off the bus. He helped me decorate his cake with dirt bikes and chocolate sprinkles for the dirt. oh, and swirly candles that he picked out. 
        He enjoyed playing his bubbles that he picked out at the store with Grandma Wiemer.
 And later, after a family dinner at Golden Corral, he got to open his presents. This was a fun one...
....that even Grandma Karen had fun with.
 Then we had a knock at the door and the little neighbor girl came over with some cars for Will and birthday wishes. These two are sooo cute together!!

 It is scary that my older kids are old enough to light the candles on their brother's cake.
                                          Here he is very serious while we sing "Happy Birthday to You"
 This is how he decided to take his first bite of cake.......Hey, it's his birthday!
 And one of my favorite memories was Will and Morgan working with his new tools. He wanted to be just like dad. Love it!


Jeremy and Ruth said...

What a fun birthday!! The cake looks YUMMY for sure!! I love the pantless tool worker! :)

annebabe said...

love love that his pants are off in the last photo. Hey, like you said, its his birthday and if wants to enjoy the freedom of no-pants, then that is his right!

Despain Family said...

I love it! I love the birthday date idea.

Lydia Hulse said...

Sounds like a great day! We miss Will around here, Happy Birthday!

Bonnie Hynes said...

TOOLS! He and Elliott will have to build something the next time they get together! Happy Birthday Will!

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