Thursday, April 30, 2009

WOW! Hanlin's 5th birthday today! So exciting for him! He has never had a "birthday party" before so he was beyond excited all day today. He went around all day singing.. "Happy Birthday to Hanlin.." too cute
He asked for Flip-Flops "like my sister" and a bike helmet. He said he wanted as many shoes as Lily.. yeah right, good luck with that one big guy! LOL

I got an e-mail from his foster family in China today, saying that they were thinking about him, and were also going to celebrate his birthday. Keeping with tradition, they had noodles in his honor, to symbolize long life. So for supper, we did too!

He wanted everything fireman or as Hanlin says "Pompier" ( gotta love french school!)
So we had fireman balloons, hats, plates, napkins and even a makeshift fire house/construction cake!! I'll have to blog about the cake later! It was a riot trying to draw a fire house with frosting.. anyway.. more about that later..

I think he had a good time... no actually, I know he had a blast!! He was so excited, jumping and playing and good god... talking NON STOP!! WOW That kid can talk!! He doesn't stop..ever.. I thought no one could ever talk more than Isabelle... well I was wrong! He even exhausts her!! LOL
and buying his presents... what an experience.. you should of seen me trying to hide his presents from him.. HOLY EAGLE EYES!!
I'm sure I am now flagged at Wal-mart, as I slinked around with flip flops in my hands, trying to hide them behind my purse, to get to the cashier with Hanlin shouting.."what's that mommy??" "what you have??" "That fip-fop???" MOMMY??? MOMMY??? What's that????"

SIGH........ I know I am now exhausted, the cake looks like it caught fire, balloons are floating all around me, and he is asleep with bright pink lips and teeth!! (do you have any idea how much red food coloring it takes to make fire engine red??? A LOT!!)


my3 kids said...

Happy Birthday so your sweet boy. Looks like lot's of fun and what a neat cake.

Just Us Girls said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Hanlin!!!!! What an awesome cake you had... looks yummy too :)

Great pictures, Krista! Looks like you all had so much fun!!


Carrie and girls

Sampsons said...

Happy Birthday, Hanlin!!! I hope you enjoyed your day!


geminirn said...

OMG!!!!!!!HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BOY!!!!!!!Love that cake!!!!So pleased to hear that he enjoyed his party and happy tohere he received his fip-fop's....too cute.The photos are adorable!!!