Yesterday was my amazing little Tanner's 6th birthday!
Six years ago on the morning of December 2nd God blessed me with the amazing and precious gift of Tanner Robert. His laughter is contagious, his smile sweet, the most outgoing and friendly child with a heart full of love! I love this little guy like nothing else, Happy Birthday to my BIG boy! I can hardly believe he is now six. SIX, REALLY? Somebody pinch me, where did the time go?
AND since it was his birthday the King declared it a National Holiday and stated that all schools in Bahrain were canceled on December 2nd in honor of the celebration of "Tanner Flusche's Day of Birth". Well... at least that's what we told him! (The real story is that the night before the King declared the following day a national holiday, releasing children from school. Tanner's school didn't confirm this until 8:00PM so he went to bed not knowing. He was VERY happily surprised the morning of his birthday to learn that he could hang out in his jammies and relax with Mommy & Gavin. Sadly, Daddy is attending Flight Sim School in Wichita, KS and had to miss out on the party (but we'll make up for it later in the month at WaHoo!).
The night before his birthday while he lay asleep in bed I decorated the house with a HAPPY BIRTHDAY bunting, presents and obnoxious birthday party hats. It was fun and he loved the surprise when he woke up. As a tradition in our family, the birthday boy or gal gets to pick what ever they want to eat for each meal of that day, so we celebrated with a breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes (Tanner's FAVORITE)!
After breakfast and an early morning Skype with Grandpa & Nini Tanner opened his birthday gifts. He was thrilled to receive a Star Wars Lego set & Star Wars Lego coffee-table book from Nini & Grandpa, a new DS case, game box and two shirts from Mommy & Daddy, Toy Story 3 DVD from Grammy along with Kindergarten workbooks, an Anikin (Star Wars) costume from Aunt Tobey and a card & check from Nana-Gigi which he plans on using to buy a new game for the Wii. Earlier he received a really cool V-reader and "books" from Grandma & Papa. He loves all the generous gifts, thank you so much to our wonderful family!
We spent the rest of the morning playing with his new toys, wearing the Anikin costume over PJs, watching Toy Story 3 and reading all about Lego Star Wars. Sounds FUN, right?! :)
And just incase you were curious what other meals Tanner chose...
Lunch: Lemon curd sandwich on wheat bread with Gala apple slices and Sun Chips with chocolate milk.
Dinner: A&W on base - Hamburger ("WITH NO PICKELS MOMMY!"), french fries and Sprite.
Happy 6th Birthday Precious, We love you!