Monday, November 12, 2007

Birthday Recap

Wow! Yesterday was a FUN Day!

Compared to last weekend when Rich had to work pretty much round the clock -- this weekend kicked some major fun booty!

As I said yesterday, it was Sam's birthday! He turned a whopping 3 Years Old!!!! I don't really think he knew what the whole "birthday" business was leading up to it, but he's got it down now! Josh was really excited too. He could not believe that there was a BIRTHDAY in the house! It's so cute to see how excited he gets! Anyway, Josh was so excited, he got up at 4:30!!!!! I had to send him back to bed. He came in several times between 4:30 and 6:00 when
we actually got out of bed -- he and Sam played for a bit in Josh's bedroom but they made too much noise.

Josh made a birthday card just for Sam and could not wait to share it!

Josh made this for Sam

So, Rich and I managed to pull ourselves out of bed and we went down to begin the Birthday Festivities...

I'm 3!

Sam was very excited about the presents.

Sam opening presents

Josh even got a present from Nanny & Grandad for doing well on his report card. They wanted him to have the "gift" on Sam's birthday. Another Pokemon GameBoy Game -- "Just What I Wanted!!!!"

Wow! Pokemon!

After breakfast, I made cupcakes to bring to Sam's class today. I did not plan a party for him because, in my opinion, three is just too young. Next year, I'll let him invite 2 or 3 of his friends over, but he doesn't really need anything and he was quite happy with out a party! The four of us went to a bouncy castle place near by in the morning. It's a great place, full of bouncies and slides and all sorts of stuff. We got pizza there for lunch and all three boys had a blast!
I read my book.

After lunch we were invited to a friend's house -- well, her mother's house. Two of Mary's cousins had a birthday last week so we went to play with them and celebrate over there. The boys had endless amounts of fun "Sledding Southern Style" down Mary's mom's hill. It was lots of fun.

Sam & Daddy

Daddy, Sam and Josh

Grass Surfin'


There are a few more pictures on my Flickr page. I did do it several times, but, alas, there is no photographic evidence! The camera is on it's last legs -- Rich thought he got some, but I guess not!

We then went to Josh's end-of-year baseball award party -- for more bouncies and pizza. By the time that was done, we were pooped! Sam and Daddy went back home and Josh and I went back to Mary's for birthday cake and a little more playing.

Josh getting baseball trophy

By the time we got home, the boys were so tired (as were Mommy and Daddy), there were no arguments about going straight to bed! In fact, Rich and I used the old, "Well the clocks went back last weekend... so even though it's 8:30, we feel like it's 9:30" excuse and were in bed fast asleep by 8:30!


  1. What a cute card he made for his brother!

    That is an awesome hill for sliding or sleding, I would have gone down too!

  2. Sleding in the south. I LOVE IT. That is awesome. Great pics!

    Happy birthday Sam.

  3. Wow. Looks like you guys had a great time. I'm exhausted just reading about it!

  4. Looks as though fun was had by all at Sam's birthday!! Great photo's.

  5. Looks like everybody had a great time. Love your pics!

  6. OMG...that looks like a blast!! What a great weekend!!

  7. what a bounce-a-riffic day. seriously. what a great birthday. i love the card, too! "berthday"

  8. Oh yeah...looks like everyone had a ball!! :)

  9. what a blast! Happy Birthday Sam!! loved the sleds!

  10. I cannot believe you got up that early! LOL, sounds like so much fun, what a great birthday for Sam!!! Love the pics, thanks for sharing!

  11. That is so sweet that Josh made Sam a card! What a fabulous day you had, too. I love that last photo of Josh sliding down.

  12. awesome photos... glad sam's birthday was swell! it looked so fun going downhill on those thingies! happy birthday sam!!!

  13. Looks like a lot of fun!
    And, yeah, I agree that 3 year olds don't need a big bday party yet...plenty of time for that ;)


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