I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tyson's Birthday

So I can hardly believe it, but my Tyson is now 5 years old. We had such a fun weekend with him. Saturday, we had a party with some of his friends. It was a Transformers party, and it was a lot of fun!

We played a lot of games and had a treasure hunt for the Allspark, and I learned more about Transformers planning this party than I ever wanted to know, but that is what my boys are into, and I must admit, it is better than Pokemon, which was last year's craze.

He had so much fun at his party, that afterward he just crashed. Too fun!

Sunday was his actual birthday, and I was so excited because we got him a new bike. He loves to ride bikes, but he has been using the old 12 incher and has just outgrown it. We got him a Transformers bike and he was do excited! We actually wraped a box and inside was a paper that said your present is in the garage. He went out and opened the garage and as soon as he saw the bike he just started screaming.

We havn't got him off it since!

This is my attempt at a transformer cake. For those of you uneducated on Transformers, this is the autobot mark. The Autobots are the good guys. I guess it was good enough, because Kaden requested the same cake for his birthday!
We had a good time, and now Tyson is 5! What a big boy! We love you buddy!


  1. Awesome! Happy Birthday Tyson!!!!

  2. You are a good cake decorator. You have some skills. You are an awesome birthday mom! It looks like a fun day.

  3. How fun! What a big boy! i cant believe it! I told Bruce that is is harder for me to think Tyson is 5 cuz I dont get to see him as much so everytime i see him he is so much bigger! Nice job on the cake as usual!