we weren't dealing with breakdowns of this magnitude all day, which is a mercy. luckily the constant wail during robot preparation didn't deter the boys, and once the robot started moving, brynn forgot about the lollipops.
this is when we were singing to the birthday boy. he really enjoys being the center of attention, that reed.
yay for cupcakes! max was a super sweet brother today. he tied reed's shoes for him this morning before breakfast, and used his free choice time at school to make minecraft-themed presents for his little brother.
happy birthday reed! five years ago you entered the world, cord around your neck, inside a tiny stress-test room with no windows. you were blue! but you pinked up and we took you home, and then you were a dream baby who learned how to sleep through the night, or close to it, very quickly. and you cried only when you needed food, diaper change, burp or sleep. that's all we asked of you then. :) and now, you are a delightful little man with your own dance moves and unique ability to push your brothers' buttons. you love your little sister (even when she pushes your buttons) and you love going to preschool because you are a big kid too. you love to make books and draw pictures, and you can already sound out words! you started piano lessons with your brothers at the beginning of the school year and you love to play. you charm everyone you meet, and you talk to just about everyone you see.
we love you! happy birthday!