May 19, 2013

The Rupp Rollover

It's that time of year again.  Birthday season.  Daniel has coined the phrase "Rupp Rollover."  Right now we are in the middle of the rollover, and so we now have an 8-year-old, a 6-year-old, and two very-soon-to-be 4-year-olds (that's a lot of dashes in one sentence).

Here are some pictures from our Zion's 6th birthday, which was Saturday, even though his much-anticipated Tae Kwon Do birthday party isn't until Thursday.

At our house, Daniel is the balloons-and-streamers guy (there I go again with the dashes).  So after the kids are in bed, their daddy retrieves the decorations from the hutch and grabs the tape and scissors and gets to work.  That way, the birthday kid can wake up to a festive house for his or her special day!  For Zion, Daddy built the Hoth snow cave (Star Wars Episode V), complete with a balloon snow monster at the back of the cave. Notice those beveled ends?  I'm telling you, he's the streamer guy.
Also at our house, we eat cereal on birthday mornings!  Real cereal!  For Zion's birthday breakfast it was cocoa corn flakes.
After breakfast, the birthday kid gets to open one present, saving the rest of the gifts for birthday supper.  Fortunately for Zion, his birthday fell on a Saturday this year, so his requested spaghetti and meatballs could be served at noon (followed directly by presents, of course).
 It was a Star Wars birthday, that's for sure.
But he certainly enjoyed his other toys, as well.
And for dessert?  The request was for rootbeer floats.  My measuring cups were happy to have the birthday off;)

Dear Zion Daniel,
We are thrilled to celebrate six years of your kisses, your hugs, your silly sounds, your perceptiveness, your enormous heart, your fast punches, your raspy voice, your thick coat of blond hair, your deep trailing dimples, your icy blue eyes, and all that makes you who G0D made you.  We love you with all our hearts and we wish you a happy, happy year to come!

Love Always,
Mama and Daddy

P.S.  Flashback pic to 2007.  Awww...