Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Awww, do I have to get out??
Kristen and Luke, I think the only time these two ever got out was for cake and ice cream!!
We also played some bubble games, sorting games and sang some Wiggles songs. It was kind of crazy with children running around everywhere and only one child out of all the kids had ever even been there before. We had some great teachers, they VERY ENERGETIC! I think the main teacher even scared some of the children with her loudness and energy. Also, Ms. Jill, the manager and Paxton's teacher from this summer came just for him! He was so excited! She was like his personal assistant the whole time, doing whatever he wanted and playing just with him. We thought it was SO sweet of her to come just for his birthday since she doesn't usually do that.
He doesn't look happy at all, does he??!!
Little Lorelei loves bubbles!
Our very ENERGETIC teacher, Ms. Crystal
Singin' a Wiggly Tune!
The kids were fascinated with the teacher's rendition of Old McDonald.
Next, came the swing, rides and the birthday march. Of course all the kids wanted to get in the great big barrels that hung from the ceiling for a swing. The airplane ride hung on like a wire system and they got to ride it down to the end. The birthday march was when they hid Paxton in the back room when no one was looking and asked everyone where the birthday boy had gone? He came out waving a pink flag (yeah, pink, what were they thinking?) and dancing around to a birthday song over the speakers. It was really neat. Then all the kids gathered around the birthday boy who got to sit on the big ball and we tried to take pictures. Of course not everyone would sit at the same time and Paxton kept waving that flag in front of his face so I didn't get many good shots. It is hard to get 18 2 and 3 year olds to sit still for more than 2 seconds!
The airplane ride
The birthday marchMs. Jill, Paxton's personal assistant for the day!
See what I mean, PINK flag in the face!!Ok, this post is getting long but just a few more things to share. After all the fun and games it was time to head to the party room for cupcakes and ice cream. I ordered Paxton the cutest cupcake cake in the shape of a 3. I was very excited about my little idea and couldn't wait for everybody to see it. As I walked into the party room to see if the other teacher needed any help I see her dropping the cupcake cake onto the floor!! I run to catch whatever I can so fortunately we only lost a few on the floor, however, my cute little shape of a 3 was no longer. So no one got to see the cake and no I didn't get a picture of it BEFORE the drop. Oh well, just one of those things you gotta let go of. The kids still loved the cupcakes and boy did they make a mess!! I was once again reminded of why I did not have this at my house!!
This is the cupcake AFTER the drop. I tried to put it back together the best I could but it still was smeared and strange looking.
Hey, what happened to this cake?
Oh well, tastes good anyway!
Party, party!The last few shots are just of those who attended the party! Thanks to all of our friends and family who made this such a special day and party for Paxton!!
Ed and one of his triplets, Erin
Lorelei and Katie
The parents enjoying some chat time
Michelle and baby Kamryn, and Wendy and baby Jake (born on the same day!)
Saturday, August 25, 2007
He's loving it!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Balloons everywhere! They said Happy 3rd Birthday!
The new spring rocking horse! (I think I am starting to see where Lorelei gets her cheezy smile from)
The next adventure of the day involved bowling. Wow, was that something else. I bet you didn't know you could take a 3 year old and 16 month bowling, huh? Well, it can be done, not easily, but possible. That is a blog for another day. Anyway, this evening we had our big family party. It was lots of fun. Anytime you get the four cousins together there's sure to be a good (and loud) time! Paxton opened presents from the rest of the family. He would open each gift and then say I want to open another one. At the end he stood up and yelled "Thank You Everybody!!" Next we had cake and ice cream. I decided to be adventurous and make his cake this year. I figured every kid needs a homemade birthday cake at some point and I have not made him homemade ones in the past. So I made a Wiggles cake with sprinkles in the cake and icing. It was very homemade looking but he loved it and it tasted pretty good! It was a exciting evening, full of sugar and hyper children. I think Paxton really enjoyed his special day and there is more to come with Saturday being the big friends party. And after tonight I remembered why I didn't invite 20 2 and 3 year olds to my house! We are having his party at My Gym on Saturday, they do the entertaining, serving of food and clean up. I think we got the good deal on that one! I also have a ton of funny stories and little facts to post about my Pax. That will have to be another day too, as this mama is worn out and needs to go help Josh assemble that big beast of a Jeep.
I think this picture doesn't do my masterpiece justice.
Aunt Von, Paxton and Nathan
Opening gifts, tearing one little piece of paper at a time.
He could not wait until the end of the Happy Birthday song to blow out the candles!
Uncle Matt and Paxton's new Georgia Jersey. It's about time!! Yeah, no more Arkansas stuff!! (Ok, Josh still likes the Razorbacks, but this is DAWG country and a UGA family!!)