Monday, August 27, 2012

A Big Kid Day

Today, along with cute kiddos all over the country, the boys went to their 1st day of school.

Whoa. That's a big kid there. 
Amos joined the Butterflies Class and I decree that it shall be a wonderful place and a happy, easy year for him! And so it shall be.

He was not so into the sign.
But he luuuuuuuvs his monster lunch box. 

New fancy lunch boxes. Thanks esty!

Get a load of his guy. Man he looks so grown this year compared to last! He had a great 1st day. Nary a tear was shed. A snack was eaten. A nap was had. Friends were made and toys were played with. Success!

That was Eli on his 1st day of his 1st year. And that was Amos in my belly about 3 days overdue. 
Just look at him now. The Penguins (that's the oldest preschool class) don't mess around. None of this playing on the carpet when you arrive. Nope. They sit at desks and do big kid work. Practicing for the Big K next year I suppose and it's pretty exciting. Eli also had a great first day. He feels like big man on campus 'cause he kinda is. Can you believe that?

Here's the other big news about this 1st day. It's the 1st 1st day where I'm not 9 months pregnant. I'm no months pregnant and that in itself, is big news.

I hope all the 1st days out there were good ones!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wowee for 3!

Today we celebrated the 3rd birthday of Amos the Great!

 A for Awesome? I think so.

We got our party pants on and went over to the local rec center. They offer gymnastic parties in their fantastic facility. 

 Best. Idea. Ever.

Amos - well everyone - had a total blast jumping and bounding and balancing and diving and flipping and flying.

Did I mention flying? They have this thing called the flying machine. So. Much. Fun!

Birthday Boys get two turns. He couldn't stop giggling. Neither could we.

 Aw Charlie.

"It's not my party but I'll cry if I want to."
 Everybody got in a circle and sang him happy birthday. He was so sheepish and cute.

 Then we moved up to the party room for more singing and Amos' most favorite part! The Mater Cake!
The gymnastics party was loosely monster themed, but Amos picked out this cake long ago in the target bakery and was beside himself with excitement. As soon as we got to the tables he requested to get the singing started. This boy doesn't tarry when there's cake on the line. 
It only took me 6 birthdays to figure out that cupcakes are the way to go. No cutting. No plates. Just pass and go. Only cupcakes from now on ever.
Neither Hazel nor Amos made it home awake. They're both still passed out. Amos right beside me and Hazel in her bed. What a fun week of celebrating two of the most magical kiddos ever. We are bursting with love.