Sunday, June 12, 2011

Guess Who's Five?!

Well, my little guy turned 5 today. He has been so excited to have another birthday, and he informed several girls in church today that they were allowed to give him birthday kisses. I think we're going to have to work on the flirting situation, don't you?

We actually had our own little celebration last weekend when the three of us spent Sunday and Monday at Great Wolf Lodge in Sandusky. Yikealo doesn't need more "stuff", so we thought it would be a great opportunity to spend some quality time together with him. He LOVES to play in the water, so we figured a water park was a good choice of venues. We had told him about it several weeks ago, and he was looking so forward to our time at "Big Fat Wolf" as he called it! We did have a fabulous time, although I will say there's nothing like constantly chasing around a VERY active, VERY fearless, FULL of energy little boy for two days to make you feel OLD!! Climbing over and over to the very top of the building to ride the big slides was definitely more tiring for the parents than for the boy, (pant, pant, pant, gasp, gasp) although it was definitely worth it to hear his squeals of delight while flying around corners in the double tube on the way back down!
This afternoon after church, we had a little birthday party at Jim and Karen's, where we sort of horned in on  Uncle Jim's 50th birthday celebration. (Thanks for sharing, Jim!) Here's a picture of the two birthday boys together:

And finally, a couple of Yikealo quotes from the last week:
  • "Mom, this crayon needs a haircut!" (handing me a crayon that needed some paper torn from the end.)
  • (while brandishing a foam sword at me) "I am a bad guy, for heaven's sake! Give me your computer and all of your money!"
  • the "lyrics" to a lovely new song that he sang for David and me: "You are my lunchbox, and you are a cookie. If I eat you, then you will be in my stomach. If you are in my stomach, then your dreams will not come true!" (Isn't that truly beautiful? Now imagine it being sung to an extremely random, meandering "tune.")
  • I happened to be....ummm....a bit cranky yesterday morning. Yikealo stage whispered in David's ear, "Don't talk to Mama right now. She is getting very nervous, and she might start to yell at you." Nothing like having your bad attitude called out by the little one!


  1. Love the very first picture of him - adorable!!!

    Happy belated birthday, Yikealo!! We hope you have lots of fun being 5!! Malia wanted to call you last night and sing happy birthday to you, but it was late and we thought you were probably already in bed. Hope you had a good one! Love you, buddy!!! :)

  2. Is Yikealo related to his sing-song-ing uncle by chance?!?!?!

  3. That kid is hilarious! It ought to be a fun week here next week with Mr. Y and Z-boy here! It may wear me out, expecially if they both sing-song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Loved big fat wolf when we went in April!! And I agree....pant,pant gasp! Happy Bday Yboy!