Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've never been six before...

On the way home from dropping Caleb off to football and Abby off to soccer, Austin talked non-stop about his birthday.

Austin: Mom, I am so excited for my birthday!
Me: Me, too!
Austin: I am so excited to go to bed tonight, I can't wait. I only have to go to bed 2 more times after this night and then I am six.
Me: Great! I am so excited for you to go to sleep tonight, too! :)
Austin: It's going to be a day all about me. First we are going to eat pancakes, I'll get my dollars under my plate (a tradition in our family, they have to eat all their pancakes, one for every year, the they get a dollar, under their plate, for every year). Second: We go to the baptize (a little girl in our church is getting baptized, he's excited to watch); then we go to school then he repeats it again. First: pancakes, second: baptize, third: change clothes then school. Wait, no..... First....
Me: Austin, your birthday is on Saturday! No School!
Austin: YAY! I love birthdays more than school but don't worry mom, I don't love them more than Jesus (so sweet, I know). Okay, so it's first: get dressed, second: dollars,third: baptize, four Chuck E Cheese fourth, presents!
Me: Sounds fun!
Austin: Mommy, I am so excited. It is going to be the best day of my life, I've NEVER been six before! I am so, so, so excited. Six is going to be so much fun!

I'm going to remember Austin's excitement on my next birthday and be so excited to turn 39! I have never been 39. That must mean it's my best birthday ever!


Shelly said...

That is soooo cute!

Nicole's baptism?

Anne said...

Yes. He is so excited for her baptism. Me, too!