Wednesday, January 30, 2013
On Sunday,we went to church and the kids were awesome! They were so much better behaved than the week before. We decided to treat them to a day of family fun. First, we stopped to ride a “fire truck” at Family Dollar that Macie passes every morning. Each day she asks to ride it and we never have time to. It was sleeting/raining, but we stopped anyway. Of course, it was broken and Macie was super bummed. We made it up to her though! We went to my parents’ house, Mr. B’s, and the mall. At the mall, they played in the play area and rode the carousel. I also found a dress for Annie’s wedding.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
On Saturday, we had Gavin’s birthday party. We decided to do it at Newburgh Child Development Kid’s Play. Hannah had her party there and we were super impressed with the place. I’ve never done a party like that, but it turned out to be perfect. We invited the kids to “Crawl like a turtle, Hop like a frog, and Slither like a snake” in the play area. We had the perfect amount of people and the party was very relaxing. We didn’t have any tears, fights, or injuries until the very end. Lilah fell and bit her tongue
We served desserts: Nutella Turtles, Snakes in the Mud, Froggy Cookies, Amphibian Juice, and Reptile Punch. Gavin had a great time and was super cute when we were singing to him and he was opening his presents. His little face lit up and his eyes twinkled. I think Gavin had a great party! Thanks to everyone who helped make his 3rd birthday special!
Hannah decorated the wrapping paper!
We had the whole place and we look over and all of the kids are stuffed in this little tree house!
While they were at the Reptile Expo, Grandma and Aunt Annie came to set up Gavin’s Birthday present. Aunt Annie got him to Fire Belly Toads…aka “frogs”. I was a little overwhelmed when she was setting it all up. We originally planned to get him a turtle because I thought it would be easy. However, after research, I found out that they are not good pets for children under 5 and carry lots of diseases. Now that we have the frogs and have done some research, I realize it won’t be that bad after all.
I couldn’t wait to see Gavin’s reaction. At first, he was in shock and didn’t say much. When he realized that he got to keep them, he got more and more excited. Macie was even pumped. They absolutely love the frogs and can’t get enough of them. Macie and I helped Gavin named them. He named the bigger one “Froggy” (his favorite stuffed frog is named Froggy) and the smaller one “Max” (his favorite show is Max and Ruby). The frogs hung out on the kitchen table for the first day or so until we gave them a more permanent home.
Froggy is on the bottom and Max is above him in this picture.