We celebrated Nate's birthday over a course of quite a few days for multiple reasons, the greatest one being illness, of course. I felt so bad for my little 5 year old as he didn't even want his birthday. His words were, "Mom, I still feel four. I'm too sick to turn five.". We still managed to have a little fun though, and of course, he got his gifts so that made him happy!
Our very first celebration was at Darryl's family Christmas party. Since we were all getting together to celebrate Christmas, we would celebrate Nate's birthday too!
Our second celebration was on his birthday.
We were supposed to meet my parents for dinner on Nate's birthday but that did not happen. Instead, we planned to celebrate on Christmas Eve. When we got to my parents house, Nate was super sick with a fever of over 103. I thought we would be spending the evening in the ER but we were able to get his fever down and guess what he wanted to do? Open presents!
Finally, on Christmas Day, Nate finally wanted his cake. Our tradition is to let the boys to go the grocery store and pick out a cake. The reason we do this is simply because when they grocery shop with me, they always look at the cakes and want one. Therefore, I tell them they get to pick one for their birthday and that thrills them to no end!