Here is a look at how we celebrated Cruz turning 5-
walking into the kitchen to see his gifts
opening his presents from us
Cruz with his birthday presents
both boys love this new drill
When he went to school I got busy finishing things for his school party. His school lets you do parties during snack time. They ask you to bring 2 slices of pizza for each child, a cupcake, and an individual drink that has a resealable top. You also have to bring a party favor for each child to take home.
birthday cupcakes for his school partyI printed the Toy Story characters from a free online site. They were a little small so I cut out yellow circles and glued them together. I taped a toothpick to each one and stuck them in the cakes. He requested chocolate cupcakes with sprinkles. They turned out cute.
Cruz at his school with his cupcakes
Some of his classmates at school. There are 19 in his class.
His school friends singing "Happy Birthday" to him.
a video of his classmates singing
blowing out his candle
All of the kids are eating with manners and look at my child!
The bulletin board in his classroom
Cruz with his teacher Mrs. Zulma
The kids receive gifts at school on their birthday but they do not open them until they get home. They do however have a sweet time for each child to walk up and present the birthday child with their gift and then give them a big hug. Here are a few photos of Cruz receiving his presents from his classmates.
His school birthday presents set out on our kitchen table waiting for him to get home from school to open.
We checked him out early and took him to McDonald's for lunch.
us with the sweet birthday boy at McDonald's
Mimi, Cruz, and Ms. Teresa at McDonald's
The workers came out and sang to him and brought him a cup of ice cream.
the McDonald's workers singing to Cruz
opening his school gifts that afternoon
David and Cruz putting some of his birthday presents together.
He loves this new race car track we gave him.
A sweet lady in South Carolina sent them these fun costumes. We LOVE them!
The boys clowning in the backyard in their Toy Story costumes.
Our family picture on Cruz's birthday
swimming on Cruz's birthday
Me, my mom, and the boys. Ben is crying because he wanted to drive. ha
a video of us on the go cart
That evening the Lubeck's stopped by to see Cruz on his birthday.
My mom waited until the evening to give the boys their gifts from her.
closing their eyes before they get their gifts
Mimi giving presents to the boys
Mimi and the boys
I made this cake for us to have that evening. We ate pizza for supper and then had cake.
Cruz with his birthday cake
listening to us sing to him
blowing out his candle
What an amazing fun-filled day we had. It was excitement from the time Cruz woke up until he went to bed that night. I am grateful for his little life and so thankful that we get to celebrate him.