Another birthday down the hatch! We celebrated Hudson's 5th birthday on December 31. I have wondered when it would start being a pain for him to have a New Years Eve birthday. We aren't big-time partiers, so I never thought it would be a HUGE inconvenience. But, I figured it could be a pain at some point. And who knows how it will be when he's older. But, right now, I LOVE that he has a New Years Eve birthday. One of the biggest benefits is that Dave is always off of work, so it's fun that he gets to be around on his birthday. And usually, there's a plethora of family around to help celebrate. (Like, this year, we had 30 go out for dinner!!)
We started the day with a few gifts, and homemade cinnamon rolls!
Then we headed down to the Science Museum with Hudson's buddy Reid. We also went with my brother's friends, the Chances, who were here visiting from Brazil.
Hudson, Reid, and Cormack:
Reid, on the bed of nails:
Then we went to the IMAX with all 18 of our family who was in town!
We spent the afternoon at home, playing with new toys etc. Then we headed down to Yucatan Taco Stand for dinner--- our 3rd annual tradition. After that, we headed to my parents house for more partying.
Hudson opened more presents. Aunt Julie gave Hudson an origami star made of $5 bills. He was EXCITED to say the least.
Can you tell he's excited? Aunt Julie got the biggest hug ever!
Legos from cousins:
Crew wanted in on the action:
It was a wonderful birthday, filled with lots of time with family!