Zach turned five on Wednesday. Try having a birthday party on a Wednesday, when you are a Pastor of a church that has Wednesday night Bible Study, youth and children. It doesn't work.
Although our Children's Minister had a party on Wednesday night for him. This is something she does for all the kids for their birthday. Instead we opted for a Saturday afternoon party at the church's Christian Life Center. We rented one of those blow-up bouncy thingies. It was a hit.
We adopted Zachary last year toward the end of March, and had a family party for his birthday and one at preschool. He didn't understand, and wasn't sure what was going on. But somehow or another he got it this year. I have never seen him so excited and thrilled as today at his party. He had a big time. He got some nice presents, you know the boy types; Spider Man, Power Rangers, that kind of stuff. He couldn't wait for us to finish singing Happy Birthday before he blew out the candles. And oh yes a Spider Man cake. He and his friends had a big time. He is now sleeping, happily, looks less like a spider man more like an angel. Dad is asleep. mom is falling asleep as she blogs. Shh, don't wake the sleeping family.