Monday, March 3, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Gavin Thomas

Happy 5th Birthday to the most amazing little boy I know and LOVE, my son.  So hard to believe that this guy is FIVE years old today.   Mommy is a little behind and has not had professional pictures taken yet, but our amazing photographer will work her magic next week (meanwhile you get me and this cutie!)

Seems like yesterday we were awaiting the arrival of our bundle of joy, time has flown by so quickly.  Five, five, five ~ how are we here?

Gavin is such a happy little boy, full of life, always on the go, never meets a stranger, loves life to the fullest, has an incredible imagination, dreams big, is often in character, always ask for hugs, a hand holder, expresses his feelings no matter what they are, keeps our house full of laughter and is ALL boy.

His big eyes tell a story and are truly the window to his soul.  The boy is obsessed with E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G  Lego right now and his 5th birthday has centered around his love for the little colorful blocks.

My love for this kid is unexplainable and I am so PROUD that I get to do life with him.  Being his Mommy is a new adventure every single day and I am so incredibly grateful that God picked me to be the one.  He blesses me daily with his attitude and prospective on life, often encouraging me to slow down and enjoy the little things.

Gavin Thomas, it has been so much fun celebrating YOU turning FIVE and just spending quality time enjoying everything about YOU.  Thank you for making me build Legos with you, it has been a blast watching you create and bring your Star Wars Legos to life.

Life with you is so much fun and just keeps getting better and better as the days go by.  I love you more than all the Legos in the world, YOU will always be my "Piece of Resistance"!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gavin's "LEGO" Birthday Weekend

We have just returned from Gavin's weekend birthday celebration to LEGOLAND.  We took off early Friday morning and headed to Grapevine to celebrate our little boy turning FIVE!
Gavin chose to have a family party and a trip this year, I am so thankful for his decision.  We stayed at one of our favorite hotels and had a good ole time. Thought it was only fitting that we shared the LEGO version of The Gaylord.  It was such a blessing to get away for the weekend and just enjoy each other while we celebrated a special little one.

We decided to enjoy a cookie cake that we picked up when we got into town, gotta love the Great American Cookie Company. 

That is suppose to be a Star Wars Tie Fighter you see, use your imagination folks.   The "5" candle broke when we were taking it out of the package, so Daddy repaired it with toothpaste (love that man!). 

Opening more birthday gifts from us, can you guess what it might be?  Daddy got him all the micro fighters that were recently released and a couple of other cool Star Wars sets.  It was so fun, we spent time as a family putting 8 different sets together in our hotel room.

Gavin was so excited to get to LEGOLAND and so were we, he talked about this for a month and it did not disappoint.  We went midday on Friday and we basically had the entire place to ourselves, awesome!
This boy is in his element when he is building, designing and creating.  Such a fun place to celebrate his birthday and we are looking forward to taking him to the LEGO Theme Park soon.

Cute little LEGO City police cars that Emma and Gavin got to take a ride in, so nice that they had the entire city to themselves.

As hard as it was to not run to The LEGO Movie the day it hit the theatre, I am so glad that we waited and incorporated it into his birthday surprise. This experience was a first for all of us and it was wonderful.
Look real hard and you will see my "Piece of Resistance" in there!  So happy this little boy finally got to see this movie.

We decided to see The LEGO Movie at a Fork and Screen theater and it was awesome.  Big leather reclining chairs, a waitress, great food, a service button, only about 15 people in the entire theater and a fantastic movie. Love, love, love this movie and this boy.

We also visited an Aquarium and Gavin was in his element.  He loves all animals, constantly reads books about them and talks about them nonstop. 

We got to see a baby Octopus on our visit and it was tiny, so cute (first time for all of us).  The kids enjoyed all the exhibits and the hands on encounters with the starfish and sea urchins.

This weekend was all about Gavin and he kept reminding his big sister, "it's about me, Emma".  We also spent time at Bass Pro Shop, eating Gavin's favorite food, enjoying ice cream, dinner at Papadeaux's, visit to Starbucks, a big pancake breakfast and much more.   We planned on visiting the Dallas World Aquarium today, but the weather got bad in Grapevine and we were afraid to stick around (temperature dropped to 13 degrees quick).

We had a wonderful weekend embracing all the things that Gavin Thomas loves and it was such a treat to be away and just be together.   It was bittersweet when I tucked by baby boy in bed tonight and prayed with him for the last time as a four year old.  So hard to believe that when I wake up in the morning my baby will be FIVE years old.  We are BLESSED!