(I’ve had this on draft forever! I’ve been to lazy to upload the pictures from ZJs birthday I know, I know, I’m horrible don’t remind me! but pictures are coming soon!)
I can not believe that it’s been 5 years since I first laid eyes and feel in love with the most amazing boy I have ever met! (and I can already feel the tears forming in my eyes as I type that one sentence!)
It has truly been an amazing 5 years! I’ve learned everyday just as much as he has and have been able to see things in a child’s perspective once again. The little things we as adults sometimes take for granted mean so much to these kids. I can’t begin to explain the feeling you get when you see your child’s eyes light up the first time they’re up close and personal to a real life seal at the aquarium or when they’re at the Macy’s North Pole and meet Santa for the first time and they turn to you and tell you how awesome you are. It’s truly amazing and you feel like you’re on top of the Universe!
It was a not so normal Saturday morning at “Casa del Tirado-Cruz”. Jeni and the kids came over the night before and I was supper excited to jump on ZJs bed and wake him up with Birthday kisses! Being the smooth little fella he is he just gave me a smirk and said ”Thank you mommy!”
He walked out of his room only to see a giant birthday bag from his Titi Jeni and Tio AR waiting for him on the dinning room table! He pulls out nothing but ninja turtle things! Throw blankets with a Leonardo pillow (his favorite Ninja Turtle) and a Leonardo pajama set with a blue ninja mask! He runs to his room and puts on his new PJs right away.
Jeni, made breakfast which was a relief for me! And to ZJs surprise his birthday gift matched the new cup and plate set I had gotten him the night before at walmart. (I freaking LOVE Walmart!)
I got a phone call from my Dad saying he wasn’t sure if he was going to go to the Birthday party Sunday. I choice a place in Queens called Jump N Party. This place has wall to wall bouncy houses, indoor rock climbing, Nerf Zone and a separate room from the babies and I was able to have a private party. Basically I was going to have a bunch of kids bouncing around yelling and doing all kids of things we tell then not to do on a normal day! My dad hates places like that! lol So he decided to spend the Saturday with ZJ and I took the opportunity to do my last minute running around, hair and nails of course!
Sunday morning was hectic!!! Jeni and I had planned a Photo shoot for ZJ Saturday afternoon but with my Dad coming to get him we decided on Sunday before his party. When we got to the location of the shoot I got a phone call from Yaya, who was going to pick me up at 3 to take me to the place saying there was a change of plans and she will be picking me up at 1:30. I was already 12:30 and I wasn’t even dressed yet!
Luckily ZJ cooperated and Jeni was able to get a few awesome shots in such little time.
I was dressed and ready to go by 1:30 on the dot and we were on our way! Josh, Jeni, AR and the kids would be meeting me there.
When I got there my mom, sisters and cousin Joey were already there and ther kids where having a ball.
Everyone else arrived just as the pizza was being served. To my surprise my dad ended up showing up.
Everything was going great and the girls who were playing host did an awesome job not letting me do a thing! lol
ZJ and the rest of the kids went home happy and tired and that’s exactly what I was aiming for.
So here’s to another wonderful year with my baby boy! (who isn’t much of a baby anymore)
May he continue to grow, healthy and happy as ever! And may Josh and I not miss a thing while he’s doing it!
(Pictures Coming Soon)