Sunday, September 15, 2013

Let's Party!

So, it's been...ummm...THREE months since I posted. That's quite a while. I had several ''posts" on a list that I wanted to write about, but just never could seem to find the time to blog. I know, I know, everyone has the same 24 hours a day. At least, that's what my grandfather-in-law says. And, while that may be true, it is also true that some of us have more to do in our 24 hours than others. Yep, that's me, I stay pretty busy around here with my little kiddos. I'll have to do a strictly kiddo post soon, they have grown so much. Especially Addie.. babies grow SO fast!

And, speaking of growing fast, we just celebrated 3 birthdays the other day. My 3 oldest birthday's are relatively close, so we just combined them into one party and celebrated them together. They're still young enough that they don't mind, and it probably makes it easier that they all get their presents at the same time. I'll admit though, their party was pretty chaotic this year. We held it at our church fellowship hall. While I feel like our house is plenty big, we have a relatively big family. That said it's a little crowded at our house. We only invite "immediate" family (grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles, 1st cousins) that still ends up being like 30 people more or less. So, this year I didn't plan anything "special". Just cake, ice cream, and gifts. While that seems simple enough, 3 kids opening gifts at one time, while other people are trying to help hand them the gifts means mom has no idea what's going on. I tried to keep them kind of "sorted" as to who got what gift, but that was easier said than done. I have almost no idea who gave which gift. But they had fun, and I guess that was the point.

I made each of them their own cake (to share with everyone else of coarse). Levi's "theme" was Superman, so I put the Superman symbol on his cake, bought him a Superman sweat outfit, and made a little "tag" that says "SuperLevi turns 6",  Lydia had Hello Kitty cookie cake, Hello Kitty outfit, and "Hello Tippy" turns 5" (her nickname is Tippy), and Ephraim had a Lightning McQueen cake, outfit, and "Lightning McEphraim turns 3".  It was simple but sweet.

Levi always has a new special smile to try
Lydia fixed her own hair for the occasion
Ephraim says "cheeseburger" before every picture
They all blow out the candles!

And, while we're on the subject, let's talk about Amos' first birthday that happened way back in February. I had a post all written out and the pictures selected that I wanted to post, but at the time my computer was being poopy (pardon the language) and I could not get my pictures to upload on my blog. So it kept getting put off and put off until he's 19 months old and I'm just doing a brief overview of his birthday. We did a Curious George theme. There was a Curious George banner, Curious George cups, Curious George invitations, and a stuffed Curious George holding the banana bowl on the "make your own sundae bar". We served homemade pizza, and let everyone make their own sundae. We had TONS of toppings... different syrups, fresh fruit, candy, graham crackers... it was like Orange leaf at home. (with ice cream instead of frozen yogurt) And Amos wore a monkey shirt. (which was actually coincidental, it was not Curious George, but fit into the theme nonetheless. Well, here are a few pictures of his party... enjoy!

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