Thursday, May 31, 2012

Packages, Dinner and Cake

During naptime two packages came in the mail for Annie. Grandma and Grandpa and Rori sent birthday presents! Jaileigh, Michael and Anthony woke up first and really wanted Annie to wake up. They sat right next to her and as soon as she opened her eyes they came screaming to tell me.

Daddy trying to figure out what Rori's present is.

A BEAUTIFUL new tutu!

Annie and her goods. She shoved all of her gifts in her new purse. You can see Michael in the background crying. He was having a hard time this time with the presents. Grandma even sent him presents but he wanted Annie's.

We went to Texas Roadhouse after that. They have the peanuts and you throw the shells on the floor. My kids love that, and the rolls. hmmmmmmmmm! Yum!


Did I mention that Annie loves butter!

They sang Happy Birthday/Yee Haw to her and she was so shy! She hid on my lap and wouldn't get on the saddle they brought over for her.

Riding the "horse"


Anthony and Annie

Cake time. Annie dipped her hand in the frosting right away.

I ordered a simple cake from Target and then put the princesses around it. The ribbon around the cake is baby pink- it's a little hard to tell. I didn't want a huge cake for the 7 of us. This was supposed to serve 8-10 but after0 all of us having a serving we still have 1/2 the cake left. I was also too lazy to just make one.

The happy group!

Blowing out the "candles". We had to use matches. For some reason I thought we had candles and we didn't. She didn't care.

She didn't take one bite of her cake, after requesting a BIG piece! With frosting in her hair, she was perfectly happy playing with her princesses.

Happy Birthday baby girl!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Big Day For Annie Belle

I didn't have a plan for Annie's Birthday this year. Mike and I decided early on that we were going to combine the kids birthday parties this year. In early July we are going to have one big party instead of having two separate ones. We played today by ear and I think it was still really fun. Annie and the kids enjoyed themselves.

Child's Play
Dinner at Texas Roadhouse
Swimming in the back yard

Annie was so excited that all the presents were for her.

Modeling her new stuff.

Her new princess dress!

I got each of the big kids a gift to soften the blow of Annie getting all the gifts. She snatched up one of the boys new swim suits and put it on with her dress.

Charming Michael! This is the air pump for the horse.

This horse was a hit! They are still fighting over it.

Michael was so cute. He kept saying, "take my picture".

Jaileigh had a really hard time with it not being her birthday. Many tears were shed.


Child's Play is an indoor playground like Sensory Time. It isn't as structured or as Occupational Therapy based as Sensory Time. The kids had a blast! I will definitely take them back. A monthly membership for our family is $30 a month and you can take them as many times as you want. Also, it is for children 6 and under which I LOVE! I feel a bit safer with only the younger kids allowed.

This car was so much fun! It had a little ramp and went pretty fast.

Jaileigh going shopping.


Jaileigh and Annie riding in the car together.

Anthony loved this trampoline.

This picture shows Jake on the climbing wall, Annie and Michael going in the ball pit and Anthony on the trampoline.

Riding down the little roller coaster.

They loved this gas tank. Anthony and Jake kept loading it in their cars and driving it around. No one else there got to play with it until we left. They were little hoarders.




Jake loved this tractor and trailer.

Adorable Michael!

They had so much fun in the ball pit.

I tried to get all five on the ramp but Annie was rebelling.

After we went to Mickey D's for lunch. Just the drive thru then home for a long nap!