Saturday, November 14, 2009

About Turning Six

Some years call for a big birthday bash, and others are for going somewhere special as a family. For Toby's sixth birthday this year (November 4th) we decided on a family trip to Disneyland!

On the tram - ready for our big adventure.

One of the highlights for Toby was participating in the "Jedi Training Academy". He was chosen to be a padawan learner and taught a series of movements with the light saber. Then everything got really exciting when each child had a chance to fight Darth Vader or Darth Maul (not pictured). Toby fought Darth Vader bravely! In the second picture he is using "the force" to make the stormtrooper to the left fall back. Definitely a memorable experience for our little Jedi.

The force is strong in this one.

Toby is still a big fan of Peter Pan. Here he is enjoying the Peter Pan ride with Dad and Asher. Debbie and I were in the pirate ship ahead of them.

We all really enjoyed the Jungle Cruise!

It was a fun, fun day - also an exhausting day! The kids were asleep practically before we pulled out of the parking lot. Before we left Toby declared it the best birthday he has ever had, which is what a parent wants to hear.

The following day we did have cupcakes and ice-cream and Toby opened his presents. His favorite gift was the Nerf dart guns that we bought for him and Asher. As if having footballs and light sabers flying around the room isn't enough, now we have darts going all directions. This is my life.

Recently we were going around the table saying what we like about our family and Toby said he liked that we love him. He certainly got that right. He is very loved in this family and we have treasured watching him grow up and are excited to see him continue to change and learn.

Happy Birthday Toby!