Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Keeping Up With...Family (Feb Birthday Parties)

As I have mentioned a few times on my menu plan blogs, this month was jam packed with birthdays, parties and celebrations.  We were blessed with two February babies, Zak on the 8th and Daniel on the 10th.  We celebrated for a full week for both of them, plus we had the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day & my niece Isabelle's birthday in that week too.  It was a blast!

Our week started on Sunday with presents and cake for Zachary.  He wanted ice cream cake and I was excited to find him one with Snoopy on it.  He was very excited about all of his presents, especially his new Mario sheets & his Mario guys.  We also watched the Super Bowl that night.  The boys made it about one quarter which is pretty good for them.

Monday was Zak's actual birthday and although it was a crazy day, we still celebrated.  I went into his classroom for a while where we had a special snack (cheese, crackers & strawberries) on birthday plates and then I read "Pete the Cat and his Groovy Buttons" to his class.  That night after we ran all over the place we finished up his ice cream cake.
Tuesday was the calm between the birthdays and mostly just caught our breathe and prepared for the rest of the week.

Wednesday was Daniel's actual birthday.  I went into his school & had lunch with him in the cafeteria then went back to his classroom to celebrate with cupcakes.  AJ begged to skip hockey that night so we let him so we could have a little more time together as a family.  We opened presents and had Oreo ice cream cake to celebrate.  Then we spent the rest of the night playing with the new Lego Dimensions characters that he got.

Also on Wednesday Zachary had his class Valentine's Day party and they did a Valentine's Day parent program.  They sang a few songs, gave us gifts and then we had snack together.  It was really cute although Zak didn't sing any of the songs.  That seems to be a theme with all of my kids and their preschool programs.

 Thursday AJ and Daniel had Valentine's Day parties in their classrooms.  AJ's class practiced their cursive writing by bringing in blank cards & addressing them in the class.  They also made and decorated sugar cookies.  Daniel's class had fruit and cheese and exchanged cards that they filled out at home.  They both had a great time!

Friday the boys had off from school so we had some doctor appointments and ran some errands.  We finished up the busy day with Jets pizza for dinner.  Both Zak and Daniel asked for it for their birthday meal, but we were so busy during the week we waited until Fri so we could do it as a family dinner.  We also had leftovers to help us get thru a busy weekend.

Saturday started with Isabelle's birthday party at a local kids chef academy.  Zak wanted no parts of making his own pizza, but the other boys really enjoyed doing it.  Zak of course didn't have a problem eating the pizza.  That afternoon Daniel had a birthday party for his friend, so he went to a local gymnastics place for that. We were all exhausted after all of that and slept good that night!

Sunday was Daniel and Zak's birthday party.  We hit a local (and new to us) burger spot for lunch before the party, then headed over to World of Bounce to meet up with friends.  We had a great group of kids who had a blast jumping in the bounce houses for just over an hour.  Then we had snacks & opened presents.  Daniel and Zak both had a great time and were very thankful for all of their gifts. 

We ended the week with a family viewing of the "Charlie Brown Valentine's Day" special and leftover pizza.  I am very thankful we had the next Monday (President's Day) & Tuesday (Snow Day) off to recover from all of the fun!!

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