When Beckham came upstairs the morning of his birthday he stopped at the top stairs and said, "Is that special birthday breakfast I smell?"
"Um....no. I'm sorry, Bud, was there supposed to be?"
I hadn't planned on a special birthday breakfast, why I don't know, but we didn't have much in the house. Thankfully scrambled eggs and toast felt special enough since we are SO not a hot breakfast kind of a family i.e. I don't do mornings and so my children get cold cereal.
*note to self: the children have started a special breakfast tradition on their birthdays. Don't let them down.*
Beckham has been BEGGING to try taekwondo. We finally found a class that would work and it just happened to start the week of his birthday. So he had his second taekwondo class on his actual birthday.
Oh he also had piano lessons which he said was completely unfair to make him go to on his special day. I told him sometimes you have to do things you would rather not do on your birthday because, unfortunately, they have yet to make it a national holiday. (wouldn't it be funny if one day Beckham did something amazing and they DID make it a national holiday and then they found my blog and quoted me?)
But because of that, I had no energy to get things done for the party. Thankfully, my mom is awesome! I would think of the ideas and she would execute them. Or if I had no energy for ideas she would save the day with a great one. THANK YOU MOM!!!! It wouldn't have been nearly as cool with out all your hard work.
|Each guest received this invitation. Actually this is the invitation I got the idea from. This is not the invitation I sent out, nor does it have any of our real information, but you get the idea. I found this at Tip Junkie.|
|full size, well kid size, light sabers to complete their Jedi training. Mom made every one of these! Thank you again!|
|Princess Leia greeted each guest and gave them their missions|
|waiting for their turn on the obstacle course|
|making their own games while waiting for everyone to go through the obstacle course|
|Light Saber training. Train until you can hit the balloon 20 times before it touches the ground. It improves your light saber reflexes which is a very important Jedi skill.|
|Training is serious business|
|With the training complete, the newly robed Jedis are off to destroy the Death Star|
|waiting for the battle to begin...plus a peak at my newly painted black garage door.|
|drawing the Death Stars to destroy|
|This is one of Beckham's most favorite friends|
|Do you see the death star on the ground in front of them?|
|the battle has begun!!!|
|Isaac, Halle, Megan, Lily, Juliann, Beckham, Bradley, Avery, James, Tennyson, Noah, Jacob, Mathew|
|Using the Force, the young Jedis had to defeat Darth Vader|
|Watching Star Wars outside drinking Dark Drink (red cool aid) and Yoda Punch (green cool aid) until the parents came|
Thank you to everyone who came or helped with the party!!! Beckham had a wonderful time and it was all because of YOU!!!
Beckham is a very inquisitive child. He often engages in conversation with adults because I think he relates to the topics they like to talk about.
All the adults, and all the children, in our ward know who Beckham is. He is always very quick with a compliment and tries to let you know he cares about you. Even if he has only met you one time, you can be sure at your next meeting he will ask about the status of the last thing the two of you talked about or give you condolences for any hardships he has heard of.
He catches onto things very quickly, has an amazing memory like his dad, and just recently tested reading at a 5th grade level.
He LOVES building legos and is very good a following the instructions all by himself.
Beckham adores playing the piano and reading. He will do either of those two things with any spare time he has. It's a sore spot around the house sometimes because Karaia feels like she doesn't ever get to play the piano just for fun because Beckham is always on it.
He can be so good with his younger brothers, IF he decides they aren't too boring. If he does, well then he just pushes their buttons until some drama comes into play and things are no longer boring.
Tennyson cannot get enough of Beckham. He wants to be just like him and talks about him a lot when he is at school.
Beckham really looks up to Karaia and is always wondering what she is doing. They play very well together and have even started playing with each other at recess. Beckham is always very excited to tell me when he found Karaia at recess.
Beckham needs to know how everything works and loves to be right by Kevin side whenever there is a project.
He wears his feelings on his sleeve. You never have to guess how Beckham is feeling about something or someone.
Beckham has the cutest dimple! It melts my heart every time I see it.
Beckham brings so much joy and laughter in our lives. He has great comedic timing and he is so loving.
We love our Beckham brother!!! We are so glad he is part of our family.