Thursday, July 5, 2018

Max's 10th Birthday At Daycare

It's kinda crazy to think that this (almost) 9 lbs. baby turned 10 on June 28th! He had no doubts as to what he wanted to do on "his day." Presents came first, followed by donuts from his favorite place in Des Moines (Donut Hut), a messy sensory game, pizza for lunch, Lego building all day, a chocolate lava cake, Arby's for dinner, and to cap off the evening, more presents from Grandma and Grandpa. The minis love choosing just how to spend their birthday's and how to make it a fun day for everyone.

Presents included a Lego set, his very own Fingerling (he wasn't happy that his brother and sister each have two and he didn't have one at quickly went on his birthday wish list after Harrison's birthday the previous week!), and records (Jimmy Buffett and The Beatles of course).

Elizabeth was more excited than Max about the fact that he was 10.

Notice everyone looks a little sleepy.....that's because this was at 6 a.m.

Max even knew what kind of donuts he wanted everyone to try: cherry, chocolate chip, glazed, Oreo, and cinnamon and sugar. No one complained about his choices.

As soon as I came up with our Sensory Walk Game, Max requested to play it on his birthday. He's always loved that kind of stuff, so I wasn't surprised that he happily help me with the set up and getting the bins ready.

Lego's filled the living room.

Thankfully this kid went simple and wanted my Crockpot Chocolate Lava Cake. I haven't made this in years, but it's so simple to whip up since the Crockpot does all the work. I had hoped to have the cake ready for morning snack, but we wound up eating it for afternoon snack instead.

Dancing to his new records. He excitedly displayed his record player for daycare and introduced them to Mitch Miller, Elvis, and The Beatles (although we frequently listen to Elvis and The Beatles).

Max's  birthday also landed on our Nevada day for our 50 States. There was some card playing that happened during the afternoon storm.

Miss Elizabeth had a MAJOR meltdown and almost had to miss the rest of Max's birthday festivities. But after some sobbing and a round of "I'm so sorry," she got to rejoin as long as she kept her shit together. Oh, and this meltdown was because I told her she couldn't put on her stage make up but her play make up. Guess which one she put on? She got mad for me calling her out on it. Ah, parenting.

Me: "What do you want for dinner Max? You can have anything. We can go some place, I can cook, dad can grill..."
Max: "Arby's. I want Arby's. We only get it on vacations and that's what I want on a non-vacation day." I had to laugh at his request.

One way to tell your kids are growing up: when they request new shirts and work books for their birthday.

As much as I love birthday month and being able to spend the time with my kids, I'm always happy to see it end. Until next June Birthday Month! Thanks for the fun!