Monday, May 11, 2009

tayte turns 5

it is hard to believe that i now have 2 children over the age of 5. when we were at church yesterday father called all those who had a birthday that week to come to the front. first he had a hard time pronouncing tayte's name. he couldn't see how you could get tayte out of t-a-y-t-e. tayte was very excited to show everyone that he is a whole hand.

opening one of the many money filled cards.

his excited look after opening his new black ds. (this is the gift that keeps on giving because payton got tayte's old ds.)

after church we went to toys r us so he could get his raving rabbids tv video game he has been wanting. he also had enough money to get mario party ds. so 2 video games later we were leaving with one happy little boy. he had to put back the mario guy because he didn't have enough money. he really didn't have enough for the 2 games he got but lee and i pitched in.

i love these pictures. they are such an example of tayte's personality. sitting in toys r us looking at the video games. i wonder what is going through his head.

he is eating chocolate cake. he wanted birthday cake so while we were eating at chili's we let him pick the dessert. he picked the molten chocolate thing, but only had 2 bites. go figure.

this year tayte had very specific plans for his birthday: i want birthday cake in the living room with my friends and then we can play wii. remember this is the kid that nevers says anything. now if we can get him to change so we can have one party with his friend mackie. that way the moms can divide and conquer the party planning.
he is getting his birthday spankings here. every kid in class clapped and counted to five and one to grow on.

another thing he was very specific on was to have twinkies in class. don't know where that one came from. but he had them and loved throwing them at the kids in his class. one kid even told me "mrs. tayte, thanks for the snack." i think i make a good mrs. tayte.

in five years tayte has changed so much. he has always been a happy kid. even more so lately. he finds the simplest things funny. i love that about him. he sees something and belts out a large rolling laugh. he has grown so much in the last year. his speech is leaps and bounds better than when he started school. there is still room for improvement, but lots to be proud of. he is a kind caring kid. he truly tries to make his brothers happy. he is a great kid and i am lucky to share my mother's day festivities with him.
i love you tayte.


Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday Tayte

From Zack and Katie!!!