Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
The birthday celebration included meeting for lunch... where I asked him, "How does it feel to be seven?" He got a very surprised, then thoughtful look on his face, as though it hadn't yet occurred to him that he was no longer six.
I stayed for recess, then helped hand out the doughnuts and juice we brought for his class, to help celebrate his birthday. Sophia and Preston made themselves right at home with the other first graders.
Porter wanted pizza for dinner, and of course, we opened presents. Thanks to all of the grandma's and grandpas and aunts and uncles who remembered and sent happy birthday wishes via presents and/or phone calls. They made Porter feel very special and loved.
We ended the evening with trick or treating. Seriously, what a fun day for a birthday, it's a party all day long.
The party continued the following day, with an end of the season trip to Double Daves with his baseball team, and then a small birthday party. I am getting smarter in my old age, and only allowed him to invite a few friends. He opted for an all male party. The one gender made the guest list a cinch, and the small numbers made the party much more manageable and enjoyable for me. Although, honestly, it doesn't take many boys to create a rowdy bunch!
So, the Internet is a party planning mom's best friend. I googled scooby doo birthday party, and voila, an instant list of ideas. I cut and pasted the best and we had a birthday mystery to solve. The kids had clues that led them to new locations with games ...the mummy wrap is above- the boys had a blast wrapping each other in toilet paper! In the end they found the birthday creeper who had stolen the party goody bags.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Check out the blue nail polish. Her choice.
The finished product.
Sophia has been asking for weeks to go the Children's Museum. I finally blocked a Friday for her, and away we went. I planned on enjoying the Halloween opportunities at the museum, but the two had so much fun in the tot spot, that we stayed there the whole time. This was Preston's first time to have free reign of the area, and he loved it. I love the car pictures, I have pictures of Porter and Sophia in this car at this same age. They've all loved it so much.