January 7, 2012

Celebrating Tara's Birthday on the Two Rivers Bridge!
Highlights from today: (Click here for pictures)

  •  Another lazy Saturday morning.  We weren't moving too swiftly this morning and we should have been because it was my birthday celebration at Shipleys this morning.  When we made it to Shipleys we were very fortunate that my  chocolate filled donuts were still there.
  • We lit the candle and everyone sang Happy Birthday to me.  I even had presents to open-icing bags and socks-just off my list.  An employee at Shipleys asked if it was one of the kids birthday. Robby told her that it was his wife's birthday and she said "and she picked donuts?"
  • Reagan also had me a present-3 dollar bills, a seashell and a bracelet.  She could not have been more proud of her presents.  And I am proudly wearing her bracelet-might even wear it tomorrow.
  • We continued my birthday celebration by a walk across the Two River's Bridge.  The kids did pretty well hiking across the bridge and around the loop.  Reagan was the best trooper.  Campbell, Graham and Anderson all took turns riding in the stroller and helping hold Keaton's bottle.  Though by the time we made it back to the van, they were all worn out and desperately needed their juice boxes.
  • After a few errands, Anderson and I dropped everyone else off and we headed back into town to go to Owen's birthday party.  It was at River City and Anderson had the best time-climbing on the pirate ship, sliding down into the foam pit, playing on the bouncy, jumping on the trampoline, swinging on the bar and having a great time-by the end of the party, Anderson was so tired he was really struggling to pull his self out of the foam pits
  • Graham and Reagan worked very hard on a huge lego house-it was 13 blocks high for the record.  Robby said that played together so well and when we made it home from the birthday, more lego playing ensued.  Though everyone did stop frequently for gumballs since Anderson received a gumball dispenser for his party favor and Reagan had hers from her Awana purchases.  
  • Soon we were back in the car and a surprising conversation unfolded.  Robby asked the kids how many kids they wanted to have-Reagan said 6, Anderson said 7 to top her and Graham said 3 since he is 3 years old.  Then Anderson said that he didn't want to kiss anyone and Reagan said that he had to kiss a girl to have a baby.  Um, excuse me, what did she say?  
  • We again celebrated my birthday at Grannymom's house.  We had chili and oreo delight for supper and then the big event of the evening-signing Cash's cast.  Everyone was so excited about this-Reagan did fine, Anderson acted like he had never written his name before and needed help and Graham was so excited to have Aunt Dana help him.  Campbell put a smiley face on his cast and then could not understand why we were not writing on her arm next.
  • The kids played with a card board box from my present.  They colored on it, made a bridge, used it for their cars-everyone but the baby played with it.  They had the best time-maybe we will get some boxes for the house.  After we made it home, we put the kids to bed and then I sat on the couch with Keaton.  And she laughed and laughed.  This was her first time that she had let out a real giggle-cute little baby.

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