Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Go! Go! Go! Go Shorty, it's Your Birfday

So this is what five looks like...


Five. Five. That's a whole hand.


Five year olds play with Legos. All sorts of legos. And they build big, elaborate five-foot buildings with secret compartments.

Five year olds are also completely obsessed with Creepy Crawler Workshops, secret disguises and proclaim, "Dude! We were totally robbed!" while playing video games.

Five year olds also have elaborate rock collections, one for indoors and out. Washing rocks is a favorite activity.


Five year olds are also completely obsessed with food. Gluten-free food. We've tried stuff with wheat, sneaking it at preschool and experiencing the belly aches. We love gluten-free food.

Five year olds help cook dinner, make cupcakes, muffins and madeleines.

Five year olds particularly love madeleines, their new personal favorite.


Five year olds curl up on their mommy's lap, and lovingly whisper, "Even though I'm five, I'm still your baby."


Happy fifth birthday Griffin. I'll try to let you continue to grow up, as long as you hold your end of the bargain by still being my baby.

27 comments:

Marsha said...

He is so sweet. Happy fifth birthday!

LLA said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Griffin...

(and tell your mommy that her fabulous pictures and even more fabulous words made me tear up a little...)

oilclothjunkie said...

Awww...Now quit it, you're gonna make me cry. Seriously, I'm not kidding. I've got someone who's going to be 5 soon too. They grow up so fast.

Happy Birthday,Griffin! Hope your birthday wishes come true! (unless they involve giant dinasours coming to life. Then you're on your own.)

Alicia A. said...

Well, you made me cry. Way to go.
I LOVE that boy.

Happy birthday, big G!

PamKittyMorning said...

Yeah, he'll always be your baby, you just might not recognize him as the big boy that he is!!!

Love the photos. That kid rocks.

kristi said...

Happy birfday, big guy! They grow so fast.

kirsten said...

man, legos are so cool. i wish i could build secret compartments!

patrice said...

He's beautiful!

Angelina said...

That's so much sweeter than "Mommy, you have the biggest bahookie of anyone."

I think it's really cool when they turn five! Such a great age.

Kristy said...

Happy birthday Griffin! xxx

Ali said...

Those eyes are going to break hearts!

Happy birthday Griffin.

lera said...

Very sweet!!! What cute pictures.

Happy, happy birthday, Griffin.

beki said...

Aww, Happy Birthday Griffin!!!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday, Griffin!!!

amy h said...

It sounds fun to be five. Happy birthday, Griffin!

samantha said...

what a great post - one you'll have to remember to look back too next time you're holding yourself back from ringing his neck! they really are great.

kirsty said...

*sniff* *snort* I remember five *sniff* Happy Birthday, G boy!

Michelle said...

How sweet! They really are so sweet at that age. Happy Birthday, Griffin.

Oh yeah, and, sssshhhhhh - sometimes they play with Legos with they're almost 15 and 6 feet tall.

Meegan Blue said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. High Five! I'm swooning over those eyes...

eren said...

Happy Birthday Griffin! Such a sweet post mama. Congrats on surviving 5 years.

Joanne said...

Awwww! What a sweetie! I always tell my kids, "No matter how big you get, you'll ALWAYS be my baby!"

Happy birthday, kiddo!

Heather said...

I can't even imagine five yet! We're still at two and a half. They do grow way too fast.

diana said...

Laura... I loved this post and you and Griffin will always enjoy looking back at this.

Chickenbells said...

sniff sniff...What a sweet and wonderful post...and such a handsome guy! (those eyes make me swoon...then again, I have a almost 5 year old little friend myself, thre's just something about those youner men isn't there?!)

Happy Birthday big 5 year old!!

Angela said...

Beautiful post Capello! sniffle, sniffle.
Happy Birthday Mr. Five Year Old!
Great captures here too.

laeroport said...

Happy Birthday boy! And you're never too big to be your mamam's baby!

Renee said...

Happy 5th to your baby. He's definitely a cutie.