Watching my 2 boys spending time together each evening after dinner is enchanting. Tyler adores his big brother and Jack loves to make crazy sounds and gestures to get Tyler laughing. They even attempt to play the Wii together. There's a lot of love around here. And I never grow tired of watching them interact together. We are blessed, for sure.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Jack's party request was, surprisingly, to return to Pump It Up this year. You might call us Pump It Up veterans as this was his 3rd birthday party at Pump It Up. And, as in years before, it proved to be a success from start to finish. And his requested theme? Why, wouldn't you know it? It was Wall-E!
This year we invited his class of 19 students. It was great to have such a cohesive group attending. Jack really fits in well with his classmates and is comfortable with each one. It was great to see them all playing together at the party. I just love this picture!! I think it speaks volumes as to where Jack is socially now.
Unlike years before, we have now entered an age where parents of the attendees don't always come to the party before the party's end. So, after school, I drove J, I, L and Jack (and Tyler, too) to the party. We stopped along the way at another classmate's house, H, to drop off a cupcake since she was recovering from a tonsillectomy and couldn't attend. The boys were so cute screaming her name from the car and waving and shouting how they love "H". The little girl was so pleased to have a 'visit' from her friends on the way to the party. And Jack was right in the middle of it all, having a blast!
At the party, everyone played together. Even Tyler was tearing down the slides! I actually couldn't believe that our 14 month old was climbing the giant slide by himself and sliding alone too!!! Don't worry, there was close supervision!
The time flew by and soon it was time to head to the party room for cake. Jack loved every minute of it and wasn't bothered at all to be nearly smothered by all the kids surrounding him as he opened his gifts. Other than a quick "I already have this (Trouble game)" I didn't hear anything but "Thank You's" and delight.
It was a great party. It's so nice to have come to a place where we can enjoy events like his birthday party without expecting any surprises or difficulty. 7 is going to be a great year. I just know it.
Here are a few more pictures from our memorable day...
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Today, our first born woke up as a 7 year old. And he was thrilled to do so! He walked over to his new fish and said, "Hi Eve! Hi Wall-E! I'm 7 now!" He had a jam packed day...his birthday was announced on the PA system at school, he got a special present from the school office, he was the leader all day in his class, he "lunched" with Mimi, Mommy, baby Tyler and his chosen classmate and sweet friend, Clarissa. After school, Mimi and Grandpa came over to celebrate with gifts and stayed for dinner. Daddy came home from work for a few more gifts and playtime before bed. Jack's teacher commented that Jack was so happy today and was thrilled to be the only seven year old in the class!
Mimi, Tyler and Mommy had lunch with Jack today. Jack's friend, Clarissa, and Jack both got special birthday cupcakes with Wall-E on top!
Mimi and Grandpa came over after school and we all had a great time! Tyler wanted to help his big brother open his presents and checked out all Jack's gifts! Jack's favorite gifts were his Wall-E and Eve interactive RC robots. They are really cool! Below Jack is telling Tyler how they operate.
These brothers have a lot of love to share!
Here's our mini cake that we had tonite after dinner. It was perfect for our small gathering. Jack recommended that we cut it into sixths (they are learning fractions this month at school), so we did and everyone got a piece. The boys both LOVE cake! Look closely below and you'll see Tyler pointing to the cake that he was begging for!
Above is a sneak peek at the cake I made for Jack's birthday party tomorrow afternoon...
Me and my sweet boys! They are both growing up so fast! And below is a picture of Jack BEATING his Dad (no longer Daddy, per Jack) on his new mini air hockey table. Anyone want to take on the reigning champion?
Happy Birthday, my sweet young man. You have really matured in the last few months and are ready for all that being 7 brings. I am so very much enjoying watching you grow up, but slow down a little, ok? It's all moving just a little too fast for my liking. I love you to the moon and back, Love, Mommy