Sunday, October 5, 2008

36 hours, 3 birthdays, 300+ miles

I just love a nasty virus that set us back for weeks. No fix it program was able to get rid of it. Instead, we had to wipe out the entire laptop and start over. Between saving everything and then reinstalling everything, it took forever. But now it’s as good as new and hopefully, we’re back on track.

As you can tell by the title of the post, we had an extremely busy weekend. in just under 2 days, we had 3 birthday parties for 5 kids. The ages ranged from two 2 yrs old, a 3 ½ yr old (we were celebrating the half birthday), a 4 yr old and a 5 yr old. Not only that, but the parties were all over the place and we drove over 300 miles. And if that wasn't enough, we manage to squeeze in two dentist appointments as well. Nothing like getting your teeth cleaned for all the sugar.

But it was all totally worth it. We got to see friends, the kids got to play. We got to eat food that was good for us, and more importantly – food that wasn’t good for us. We got cake, ice cream, dolmas and sushi. The kids tried out a trampoline and found out they love bounce houses (guess what they're going to have for their 2nd birthday). Luke had his first PBJ sandwich and made a friend.

First birthday were our friends, M&F. They turned 2 and all our local twin friends were able to attend. It was an ice cream themed party, and we loved it!

Our second party was a sushi making one. L&B are too young, but it was still fun to watch (and get ideas for future birthday themes). Kids don't know how to jump yet, but loved the trampoline.

Our last birthday had the coolest bounce house. Once the big kids were gone, L&B had a blast. The birthday boy also took it upon himself to be a big brother to Luke.

[Blog Tip]
Occasionally, blogging for me is hard. The thought of going thru the hundreds of photos and selecting a few, uploading them and then writing about it is sometimes daunting. Fortunately, my friend Sharlene, suggested Picasa 3 which has made the process easier. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should. Now if only they’d invent the automatic cutest-picture-eyes-aren’t-closed-selector program…


Sharlene said...

Thank you for the shout out you crazy birthday party animal you!

Kj said...

love the pictures! those kids are just getting too big too quickly!

Shannon said...

Whew that is a busy weekend! So glad to see you as you were making the b-day party rounds!

And oh my gosh I love Picasa 3 also! So cool :)

* TONYA * said...

WOW, I had no idea you had 3 parties to attend over the weekend. Go super-parents. Thanks for all the great photos I was able to steal from you and for making the trek down for M & F's party. We love hanging out with you.

cc said...

wow! so busy, but it looked like so much fun! plus, all the great ideas for future bdays! I am anxious to try picasa 3... some day soon!

Jessica Kate said...

I am so jealous that you all were able to celebrate together. So very jealous. You all look fabulous and the babies, I mean kids, are some of the cutest around.

Helene said...

I was tired just reading your post, I can't even imagine how tired you all felt but good for you on hitting all those events and having a great time!! The kids all look like they had a lot of fun! I'll have to check out Picasa 3!