Wednesday, February 28, 2007

How Can He Be Six?

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This is T's birthday week. He turned six on Monday. Actually, it has been his birthday month. It started while we were visiting my family in California. He got presents from my sister and my folks. He absolutely loves the dog quilt that his Grammie made for him (he's snuggled up in it right now.) He also got a fun airplane that he played with in the park in California.
Then, the next weekend was a trip to visit Gram-on-the-Lake for a whirlwind Saturday. Here's what we did:

  • We drove late Friday night, put the kids to bed and visited with Gram and Gramp til past midnight.
  • Woke up bright and early for a tasty breakfast: sausage, eggs, English muffins, and strawberries.
  • The boys, M, and Gramp went out on the ice (M and Gramp shoveled the ice while the boys skated.) Gramp played goalie while R took him on one-on-one (and loved it!). T had a blast with the freedom of skating all over the frozen lake.

  • We took off for lunch at a 1950's diner that has a miniature train deliver your food. T loved it until the whole restaurant sang "happy birthday" to him while the train delivered a birthday cupcake. He was mortified! And very angry at me that I told them that it was his birthday.

  • Luckily, he cheered up when we went slot car racing at a great place that we had discovered the week before when we had two hours to kill before flying to California. It's also a throwback to the 1950's and was tons of fun.



  • Wait, the fun is not over yet....we also went to an AMAZING Children's Museum where Gram, Gramp and we all had a blast -- climbing, building, exploring, inventing, and playing with water were all on the fun-filled agenda.




  • Finally, we went to a New Orleans restaurant that had live jazz music. The boys especially loved the trombone and very tall bongo drums.

  • Then, we drove home....in an snow/ice storm. (That's a long story that I'll save for another day.)

All in all, a pretty darn fun birthday for an amazing SIX year old!


8 comments:

gramonthelake said...

"6" wonderful years with T!
We really enjoy his strong personality & very contagious laughter. He has brought much love & joy into our lives. Can hardly believe we did "All" that in one day. We certainly had a ball! Thanks for including G & G in T's B-day celebrations.

gramonthelake said...

PS. S, Your pictures ROCK!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

What a fun way to celebrate a birthday! I can't get over how frozen the lake is...being a California woman things like frozen lakes just don't happen. And what a great Saturday from start to finish. That's my kind of day with all three meals prepared by someone else. The children's museum looks like a place you could spend a lot of time in. Awesome pictures too, I love your new camera.

Happy Birthday sweet T ... I'm glad that quilt is keeping you warm. I've got to work on the pillow case I promised you. You'll get it soon!

A.J. said...

Yes he certainly is an amazing 6-year-old! I surely enjoyed my phone conversation with him, and yes, he did amaze me! What a fun celebration and really good pictures. Love my T, happy birthday!

GreatAuntieP said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome and vivacious six year old!! Sure loved the pictures and hearing about the fun filled birthday. What a great life those boys have, learning all those winter sports! Much love to that little whiz kid T.

GreatAuntieP said...

Happy Birthday to a very handsome and vivacious six year old!! Sure loved the pictures and hearing about the fun filled birthday. What a great life those boys have, learning all those winter sports! Much love to that little whiz kid T.

v-party of five said...

Sounds like a great time. Looks like he needs to teach the owner of the lake the word "Zamboni" too. Hee Hee. Lots of fun. I can't believe they are six years old. It just seems like yesterday you were coming down the stairs with that cute baby with such a full head of hair. Too much! Happy birthday sweetie.

SeattleS said...

Man oh man! What a fun filled day. Can I come to your house on *my* birthday?! :-)
Happy b-day T!

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