You know, some weekend I struggle to try to think of five interesting things we did. This weekend I have the opposite problem. I am having trouble narrowing it down.
Aaron's birthday took over the weekend quite well. A birthday weekend is always fun.
Hold on to your hats people...here we go.
5. Friday night at the mall
Every one kept asking me what to get Aaron for his birthday. It became a quandary for me as well because Aaron is different than Noah was. Noah knew what he liked and what he wanted from an early age. Aaron just kind of goes with the flow, which makes it a little more challenging.
So we decided for his birthday to let him go to Build A Bear and make a bear for his birthday, since he never had before.
He filled it with fluff
Gave it a "bath"
Gave it a name on the computer ("Man") for his birth certificate
and gave it a hug to officially make it his own
Of course, the bear had to accompany him to the play area in the mall, including a trip down the slide
and when we went into the book store, there was a special Friday night story time with Spot the dog there to greet kids. Spot the dog loved "Man" too.
4. Saturday Morning Toy Battle
There are no pictures for this joyful experience. Saturday morning has become a battle ground in our household. It is the ONLY day of the week that I require the boys to clean up their rooms. It has become more them complaining and me yelling at them and it is pretty much as ineffective as is it is stressful on all of us.
After an hour and a half of the fight on Saturday morning, I had had enough. I marched upstairs and just started scooping up toys off of the floor. One by one, I marched all the way to the basement with them. Noah of course flipped out but I was determined to follow through.
I am not quite sure about how to have him earn them back yet. I guess we'll see what happens next Saturday morning during clean up time.
3. Birthday Trip to Chuck E Cheese
Since we knew we were having Aaron's party the next day, we decided to take the boys to CEC for a fun night on his actual birthday. Deb brought her girls to join us.
Aaron enjoyed the games
Aaron and Noah rode the simulator together
Tried to play skee ball without throwing the ball into other people's lanes
and Aaron learned to do something else that I had never had to deal with before...token begging
After all the hullabaloo, I didn't do anything wrong this week.. Woo Hoo! Actually, I have pretty much hid in the choir room or Sunday School rooms so as not to offend anyone and because I don't really know whom I can trust anymore.
The good thing though was that my cherub choir performed really well, even though about half of them were gone this week. Noah participated really well...he really is one of the strongest singers in the group. He is on the top, 2nd from the right.
1. Aaron's Birthday Party
We have quite a small house, so at about 2:00 Sunday afternoon we decided to clean out the basement and try to hold the party downstairs. It worked out pretty well.
We fed the kids
They played Halloween twister. I learned that my niece Piper is EXTREMELY flexible.
Noah picked out trophies for prizes to the winners. Look how proud my birthday boy is in front.
Had cake. Nancy brought the cake for us. She called on Saturday morning to see what kind of cake. I said, "Oh, just pick whatever." About two seconds after I got off the phone, Aaron says, "No, Mommy, I want chocolate." so he got to call her back and make his request . "A Chocolate Superman cake"
All of the kids loved playing with the Lincoln logs that Aaron got from Grandma and Grandpa
So, yup, it was definitely an action packed weekend. I hope you will consider participating in the Weekend Top five. Feel free to steal the button at your right and sign the Mr. Linky below. Ii really is a fun way to sum up your weekend and also make a user friendly post for your readers to share your weekend events.