Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lucas's Birthday Recap

Lucas's birthday was a really fun day. When Lucas woke up I went in his room and started singing Happy Birthday. He quickly instructed me to stop singing. Instead I talked to him about how it was his birthday. I asked him how old he was and he said, "two"!
We went downstairs where there were 10 balloons on the floor for him to play with, which he thought was so fun.

For breakfast I offered Lucas eggs, oatmeal, or cold cereal. He chose the cereal.
After breakfast I revealed his new toy from Grandma, Grandpa, and Lisa. He was pretty excited and played on it several times throughout the day. He likes it when I'm out there to play with him so he can use me to help him run up and down the slide.

We went to the pool with Jeana & Kate, and Brenna & boys. It was lots of fun. Overnight Lucas turned from pool-hater, to crazy-pool-boy. It's great! He's fearless now, so I really have to watch him. He goes underwater and everything. I'm attributing it to a puddle of slime he slipped in at the other pool last week. It must of had some sort of magical power.

Friday night Ben picked up pizza from Papa John's. Sadly, he had a horrible customer service experience, but he made it home safely with two pizzas and a drink. The Baldwins came over for dinner, which was really fun. Lucas loves Kate and Audrey, so he had a fun dinner, too. They probably learned new words as Ben described his Papa John's experience.
The b-day party started at 7:00. We had Lucas's best friends come over. The kids all played with the new outside toy, which Lucas thought was really fun. It was great to see him interact with the older kids. He even followed their example and posed for a picture with them!

Before cake, we heard a little whimper from the toy room. Kate was stuck in one of Lucas's toys. It has actually been recalled because kids were getting stuck, but mine is supposed to be the fixed version. Scott and Jeana kept their cool, and so did Kate. I was so impressed! Thank goodness Brenna was there. She has the same toy and has had to free Jackson a few times, so she knew how to take it apart. Kate was finally freed when I got some lotion to lube her arm up - then she came right out. I don't know what I would have done if I would have been home alone when this happened...

Lucas's birthday cake was the hippo from Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? I'll put more cake details on my other blog for those who care. But, Lucas LOVED his hippo cake and wanted to play with/eat it all day long. (It was coconut flavor with cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fondant icing).

After cake, the kids played some more until Ocean decided that it was time for presents. I told her she could round up the kids and bring them in, which she did. This is the first time Lucas has really opened a present by himself. First he opened a little package of trucks, then he wanted to play with them, but he had to move on. Then he got a great book from Carrie, a Mr. Potato Head, a coloring book & crayons, and finally a dump truck that was hidden in the closet. The process was kind of frustrating for the little guy because there was so much to play with and so many kids around, but I think he had a great time.

After all the big kids went home, it was just us, Clay & Andrea, and Wendy & Blair. The boys, as usual, came up with a creative way to play with Lucas's toys: bouncing a tennis ball off of balloons in a circle and trying to make a basket into the tennis ball container.

Saturday morning Lucas got to open his present from Nana and Grandpa via web cam. They got him some really cool wooden cars from Barnes & Noble. He really likes them a lot... and so do all the adults!

Then on Saturday in the mail we got our present from Auntie JoJo (my BFF, Joanna). She got Lucas a membership to the Children's Museum downtown. We've never been, so we're really excited! And we can bring a friend, which makes it even better. Thanks, Joanie!

I think that basically sums up our b-day celebration. Thank you to everyone who helped make Lucas's day extra-special. We have such great friends here and I'm glad you all came to the fiesta.

1 comment:

The Despain Gang said...

What a fun day! WOW your hippo cake was amazing--you blow my mind. I'll have to take lessons one of these days:)! Glad he had a special day.