Jack Turns 5 & a Mini Gift Guide

You guys… my baby boy is FIVE YEARS OLD!

Geez, when people say time flies they are not kidding. Somehow the last five years have flown by and suddenly I have this full-grown five year old little boy. He’s funny and so sweet and one of my favorite people in the entire world.

And he’s FIVE.

And poof, I have a 5 year old! Happy Birthday Jack! ❤

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Our first celebration was at Jack’s school on his actual birthday (February 15th). I ordered some cupcakes from the local grocery store and topped them with rings that Jack picked out. We went with rainbow rings and snowflake rings.

We got Jack a few tiny gifts to open, but his big birthday gift this year was another family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA. We had so much fun last year (see it here) that we decided to forgo the stress of having a kid party and/or a family party and decided to go back again this year.

Mini Gift Guide
I feel like we did super well with gifts this year, so if you are looking for some 5-year-old approved gifts in the less than $20 range, you might want to check these out:

Gift #1: Gold Dig-it and Diamond Dig-it (find it here)
I found a Gold Dig-it and a Diamond Dig-it at Target and they were only $3 each. Basically it is a block of hard sand and there is a treasure inside. After pounding the heck out of the first one and taking forever, we decided to put it in a bowl of water and it melted right away so that we could get to the stone. And yes, I know this is cheating. However, I don’t even care because Jack then played with the sand/water combo for a good three nights before I finally got rid of it!

Gift #2: Tonka Tiny vehicles in Blind Garages (find it here)
Jack has a million cars, but recently asked for some “tiny” cars. I have no idea what that means, but I did find these Tonka Tiny’s while I was at Target. Each car comes inside a little garage, so it’s a surprise which one you get. I bought four ($2.50 each) and the garages all snap together to make a super-sized garage. Jack LOVED these!

Gift #3: Russel Stover Valentine’s Day Mini Heart
Day three was Valentine’s Day, so Jack’s gift was a little Snoopy Valentine’s heart with three little chocolates inside. Yeah, they were gone pretty much immediately.

Gift #4: WowWee Mini Remote Control Robot (find it here)
I really like the WowWee robots, but the regular sized version is $50. Considering that I don’t know if Jack would even be into it for more than 10 minutes… it just seemed silly to buy the expensive version. This little version does less, but it’s also only $20. Jack loves it, but Ollie is not a fan…


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