Keith, Hillari, Sareny, Isaac, Finley, and baby Keeley
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I'm a big kid now!
Isaac turned four years old on Monday, and we had a special birthday party for him on Saturday. He wanted a Goonies party, of all things. By allowing this theme to rule the day, I was basically letting all my friends know that I'm a bad mom and let my kids watch Goonies, which, let's face it, has more cuss words than you'd hear from a drunken sailor. Oh well. Self-sacrificing mom that I am, I let my good reputation go to the wind and planned a Goonies shindig for my boy.
The kids had several tasks to complete, including throwing pirate coins into the wishing well and walking the plank.
They also had to play the bones, shoot cannons, and do the truffle shuffle. (They played notes in the correct order on Finley's little piano, shot some nerf guns at targets, and did the hamster dance.) Then they found the pirate booty. Each kid got a marble bag that held: marbles, Baby Ruth's, a ring pop, Rollo's, and Nuggets. They turned out pretty good, and I think the kids had a good time, even if they totally missed any and all Goonies references. If they would have gotten it, I would have served Rocky Road ice cream, but instead we just let Isaac pick out his favorite flavor.
On Monday, Isaac's actual birthday, we had Panda Express and took Finley to a babysitters while the rest of us went to see Toy Story 3. It was really good, and we had a nice time. I was glad not to have Finley with us, since I actually wanted to enjoy the movie.
I forgot to take Isaac's picture on his birthday, so I did a little photo shoot today. Here are some of my favorites.
Here he did his glamor shots pose.
The requisite scary hands/taco tongue pose.
I actually got him to do a more natural smile.
And this is what happens when a little boy is done with a photo shoot.
This is the last one that I took and my favorite one of the whole bunch. It pays to be persistant.
Happy birthday to my handsome, silly, lovable little boy.
I stay at home with 4 beautiful children--3 girls and 1 boy. Sareny is 9, Isaac is 6, Finley is 4, and baby Keeley is one! I've been married to my best friend for 15 years now, and we're still happy. Life is beautiful!