Yes! Our little Xander is not little anymore. He is officially 5 years old!
Our little man is growing by leaps and bounds. We celebrated his birthday on the Sunday following his birthday (Sept. 16th was his official, but that was on a Tuesday, so we made it Sunday.) Plus he took in cupcakes for his friends at school. But what was so exciting this year is that he was fully participating in the festivities. He opened everyone of his presents, and reacted with them! Of course he opened some little "Cars" figures first, and then we had to convince him to open the others, by holding the cars for him. But he opened all of them by himself!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has never done that before! He also blew out the candles on his cake and when one didn't go out, he moved to blow it out! he was engaged and excited! In attendance at this wonderful event were: of course me and Andy, Izzy and Dimon. Then were Ti-Chi, and Chi-Chi (Dave and Lil),and Nanny (Great Grandmother of kids) Nana, Papa, and Uncle Ryan (Marie and Larry), and Audrey and Israel, Nathan and Julian. (I think I spelled that wrong. Sorry)
It was so exciting! And to top it all off on Wed, the day after his official birthday, he said Mama for the very first time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!