I’m not sure how time has passed so quickly, but my butters is 7!! We basically celebrated his birthday for a month, starting with dinner at Steak-n-Shake (Bo’s choice) and presents when Grammie was visiting around Halloween.
On November 14th, I was crazy enough to host a slumber party for all of the boys in Bo’s class (how did I get so lucky that Bo’s class is mostly boys and the girls is most girls?!?!). We ended up with 8 little boys as house guests for the evening. It was loud, and kinda crazy, and I eventually had to stand and watch them at 1:30 in the morning so they would sleep for a few hours, but overall, it was a success. Bo had an absolute blast!
Of course, he wanted a Minecraft themed birthday as that (and Legos still) is his current obsession. And there is basically zero Minecraft themed ready-made party supplies. I went with a green and black theme — green balloons, a grass tablecloth, black and green square plates, etc. The boys ate pizza for dinner and I made Minecraft water (blue Jell-O jiggler squares) which they all thought were neat. I also ordered a pink pig pinata — since their are pigs in Minecraft and that seems to be a thing… I tried to keep it as simple as possible. The boys didn’t seem to care anyway. They were just as happy to play on our Apple devices and have me chase them pretending to be a monster. We had cinnamon rolls the following morning — and it’s amazing how many cinnamon rolls nine 1st grade boys can consume!
We celebrated Bo’s actual birthday at home the day before his actual birthday with gifts at home and breakfast for dinner (Bo’s choice – pancakes, bacon, eggs, etc.). We used his cake he had decorated at his Boy Scout Pack meeting as his birthday cake. On his actual birthday, we went out for donuts for breakfast and took donuts to school for snack. That evening, we had swim team practice and Bo had Boy Scouts again, so we didn’t have a lot of time to celebrate.
We rounded out the celebrations with Grandpa and Grandma coming down for lunch on Sunday (before Clara and Anna’s recital) with a few more gifts and brownies. Overall, it was quite the month of celebrations!
Thus far, each year as he gets older has been my favorite, but I did tell Bo yesterday morning that I think I’m ready for him to stop growing now.
***Many thanks to Ashley for the pictures above that I stole from her Facebook. *** You may remember that last year, we went to Vegas and left some unfinished business… So, in early November, Mike and I dropped the trio … Continue reading
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I’m not sure how I managed to birth two girly-girls — but Clara and Anna definitely are! Anna loves pink, flowers, and all things frilly. Clara loves her dolls, purple, and dancing. They both have more coordination in their big … Continue reading
This month we: – I continued walking at least one morning a week with Laura and Bonnie or Jen. It’s always a good way to get some fresh air and exercise while catching up. I managed to sneak in a … Continue reading
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Happy Halloween from the Weitl trio! They celebrated Halloween at school on Wednesday and are looking forward to Trick or Treating tonight, despite the blustery weather. They picked their own costumes this year (Anna had a bit of nudging…). Clara … Continue reading
*Thank you to the trio’s principal, Jyll Jasiek, for the great photos I pilfered from Facebook. On October 4th, the trio’s school hosted their annual Holy Family Shuffle. I worked the event this year and the trio was able to … Continue reading
On June 29th, we took the trio to Oglesby’s Summer Fun Fest. The weekend of Summer Fest is always the garage sale weekend and this is the second year in a row that Laura and I have manned a garage … Continue reading