Sunday, May 25, 2014


The plan for the day was simple, help William be happy and have fun.  It was pretty easy to do.  He is a sweet boy.  He had two requests for the day, wear his Bro-Sis Day shirt and wake up to streamers coming down from the door.
 As you can see, he got what he wanted.  That is him in his shirt and he got his streamers.  We made the rest of the plans together.  While Caleb and Peter were at school, Haley and William painted wooden bird houses.  William of course has a rainbow on there, but he also wanted fireworks on the roof with a 6.  Then we cut out pictures of animals and glued them onto the house, to help him remember that he went to the zoo on his 6th birthday.  The house turned out very cool.  William and Haley also helped me make rainbow cupcakes for our trip to the zoo.
 When the boys got home we had a bit of time to kill before getting dad and heading to the zoo.  So, we did cupcake geology with some of our extra rainbow cupcakes.  They "drilled" into their cupcake "mountain" to try and predict what the inside looked like.  Then they took a cross section of the "mountain" and found out if they were right or not.  They all agreed it was a fun and yummy activity.
 Then on to the zoo!  We were treated to an up close view of the brand new lions.  It was awesome!!
 William chose the buffalo for his carousel ride.  He is such a sweet boy.
 Caleb had some extra fun on his lion.  Every picture of him is something different and silly.
 Steve came to the zoo with us and we enjoyed his company.  The boys especially enjoyed the water-park area of the zoo.
Upon coming home William was visited by Granny and Grandpa Gray and Pa and Betty.  He was treated to many fun gifts and surprises.  One extra special gift came from Peter.  He spent the night before William's birthday with the door closed to Haley's room making a book for William.  It was entitled, "William's Worldly Adventure."  He drew all the pictures and came up with the text all on his own.  Then at the end of the book he wrote William a sweet note of brotherly kindness (not something often shown between the two of them).  I think our brother's mantra might be true, "Sometimes we fight, sometimes we play; but together as brother's forever we'll stay."
One last gift left on his bed for him to snuggle in, his own Harry Potter quilt.  It was a fun and happy day.  He really is such a great addition to our family.  And he has learned so much this last year by starting school and being older.  He is learning to read, spell and enjoys doing "math mountains" from Miss L.  Mom enjoys all the little notes he writes for me and he practices all the things he is learning in his own school books at home.  He is a great kid.

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