Another Birthday in the Books

Weekly Happenings: This past week contained both Joseph’s actual birthday and his birthday party. In between was a regular week. 😉 On Joseph’s actual birthday, we took the kids to this place called Main Event that has casual dining and then a bunch of arcade-like games. Both kids had a blast. Then for his birthday party, he had friends come over to play, as well as enjoy pizza and cake. It was a fun day.

The Weekly Weather: We’ve gotten a bunch of rain, but the weather has stayed warm. It’s been interesting to say the least!

What Paul’s Been Up To: Not too much out of the ordinary for him. 🙂

What Sarah’s Been Up To: Not too much for me, either.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He enjoyed getting to go to Main Event and also having his friends over. I’m glad he’s so easily pleased!

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s starting to speed up on her feet (not running quite yet, but almost). She’s also beginning to show more interest in playing with toys (as opposed to just emptying all the bins). Oh, one funny story: she loves crackers and loves to say the word “cracker”. She will whisper the word almost reverently when asking for crackers. Unfortunately for me, apparently any crunchy snack is a cracker. One day, I tried offering her two different types of crackers, receiving a shake of a head and the word “no” as a response. I finally offered her these other crunchy snacks (not crackers) and she got all excited and kicked her legs. She keeps me on my toes for sure!

This Week in Pictures:

Trying to figure out the Mickey puzzle.
I just switched out all of Abigail’s clothes up to 2T stuff. The 18 month stuff still had room in the waist, but the inseam was getting to be too snug. Thanks to what I saved from Joseph as well as what I’ve gotten from friends, the only thing I needed to buy was new jammies. I am noticing that boy shorts and girl shorts are totally different, though. These “shorts” that she’s wearing are an old pair of Joseph’s. Ha! For the record, they are up around her waist…it just looks like she’s saggin’.
Checking to see if the bows on her shoes will come off.
“Oh, hi Mom. I’m not doing anything!”
Abigail wanted to do everything that Joseph was doing.
We didn’t actually pay for her to play…we just let her sit and push buttons. She had as much of a blast as Joseph!
Joseph’s teacher posted this on the class app. He told his teacher that he built a destroyer ship. 😊
Joseph was getting a mini-Momma-cuddle and Abigail wanted in.
This book is one of her favorites. It’s called “Moo, Baa, La La La”.
Apparently I’m a comfortable addition to the couch.
She loves Bubble Guppies.
She also loves seeing what she can fit inside this Tupperware pasta container.
Looking all grown up!
Inside the pasta container is an empty spice container. On top is a plastic (disposable) cup. Inside the cup is a small plush polar bear. I’m not even going to pretend I understand this.
The top of Joseph’s cake. I found the figures on Amazon, so that just left the background and the small details, which were super easy. I just used a box cake (baked in two pans and then stacked) but to make it a bit tastier I subbed milk for the water, added an egg, and doubled the oil. It was pretty tasty.
The side of the cake (hence why there was a vine for Donkey Kong and a Triforce for Link).
I waited until right before the party to add the candle (I baked the cake the day before).
The whole set-up.
The decorations.
Opening presents.
He was genuinely excited for each gift.
He was excited because this gift came in a cool bag from one of our favorite gaming stores.
He got a lot of Pokemon cards but they were all different. I had no idea there were that many out there. It’s sort of crazy.
I love his expressions in these pictures.
His friends know what he likes!
He also got some cool Pokemon watches from Uncle Jason, Aunt Saira, and Luna.
He was super excited that they sent two different styles.
Listening to them sing him “Happy Birthday”.
Thinking of a good wish.
Take a deep breath and…

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