And his excitement the next morning was absolutely priceless! He awoke to us singing "Happy Birthday" in his room, and excitedly asked, "Is it my birthday now?" He couldn't wait to go downstairs to see his "party." His eyes lit up when he saw all of the decorations and his birthday presents. And the blueberry birthday cake pancakes, covered with sprinkles, completed the special birthday morning surprise!
He later asked me, "Who made this party for me, mom?" I said "Mommy and daddy did." He said, "Wow, thank you mom and dad!" That little moment topped the cake for me. The fact that our simple preparations meant so much to him made my heart melt and I just wanted to squeeze and hug him for the rest of the day! His actual party will be later this month, and I have now learned that he thinks his friends will all be invited over to see his balloons and new toys, because, after all, that was the "party." So sweet.
We finished the day with family at "Pider" Pizza, upon request of the birthday boy!