Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Birthday Boys

Well, our boys turned 2. I'm not sure how it happened really. It seems that just a moment ago they were tiny, little babies. Now they're kids. Kids! We had their birthday party at the Children's Museum. They LOVE that place so it was perfect. Trina meticulously planned every detail and hand made almost everything. It took weeks of diligent crafting. The actual party was over in a flash. My memory of it is a blur of primary colors, laughing, running, crying, playing children. Adults scattered about, trying to corral or herd various children and then poof, it was over. I don't remember a single conversation I had with anyone. I'm told people had a good time, so that's nice. I didn't think the boys had enough time to play, but when we were leaving, none of them cried. They always cry when we leave so I know they didn't share my same disappointment. They had a great time and really, that's the only thing that matters to me. 

I took off their nice shirts so they wouldn't be stained. I actually brought specific "cupcake eating shirts" but decided naked cupcake eating was fine. We don't stand on ceremony around here. Simon and Dexter dug right in. Linus touched his once, realized it was messy and started wiping his hands and yelling for a spoon. 

Mmmmm, ice cream. Not sure where Dex ran off to...

I love the look on Linus and Dexter's faces in this pic. Linus is driving like a mad man and Dexter looks terrified. 

Dexter had fun spinning these flower shaped sun catchers.

Simon sliding all by himself. I remember when I'd have to hold him upright so he didn't fall back and hit his head.

Linus putting balls in the holes and watching them bounce around as they fall to the bottom.

Wouldn't you know the only thing they all wanted to play with was a little baby toy. All 3 of them sat still for like 15 minutes with this thing. I may need to buy one...

Linus having a solo tea party. he ket stirring the tea, taking a sip and saying "Mmmmm."

Dexter and Linus took turns driving the truck while Simon loaded the bed.

Big cheese from Dexter. 

PT is definitely paying off. Linus can take the stairs like a champ!

Simon has a little stuffed panda that he is VERY attached to. He wanted to bring it along, but I wouldn't let him for fear that he'd get lost and Simon would be heartbroken. Well, Simon found a big stuffed panda at the museum and he was ecstatic! He was yelling "Pah!" and signing panda over and over. He carried it around the whole time we were there. I started getting scared that he would be sad to leave this surrogate panda behind. Luckily I was able to distract him as we left. Whew, crisis averted.

Linus in awe of the giant bubble tube. He kept signing "ball" and "bubble."

Simon was digging the cow in a major way. Here he's saying & signing cow.

Driving around in the choo choo wagon playing with water.

Three very sleepy boys after a long, fun day.