Thursday, January 19, 2012

So...Pirate Party Time

These pics are a little overdue but we've had pc troubles for a little bit so hopefully I'll be forgiven.

We had a party for Bear a few weeks after his actual birthday and despite the weather's best effort to put a dampener on things the party turned out a rip roaring success.

Here's a couple pics of the day!

Our first buddy arrives
The sweet table
The rest of the food
The cake
The party packs
The pirate ship

Time to sing happy birthday
Recovering from the torture with a hug from Mom
That's better!
Blowing out the candles
Deciding who gets what off the top of the cake

A few of the adults

So...Cowboys and their ladies

The other day the the two decided to play dress up and the chosen theme was "cowboy" and "pretty girl"...oh how I giggled when they came back looking like this!

Monday, January 16, 2012

So...a budding photographer?

Bear has been enjoying his new leappad and getting to grips with everything it can do.
He's even found a spot where his sister can't bug him!
We recently hooked up the leappad to the laptop and downloaded all the stuff he's been busy with and lo and behold we found all these lovely photos...well at least I think they aren't too bad at all :)

This was one of the very first ones, I love the toes in the photo :)
Dad & Evie relaxing
Dad being silly
Grumpy & Noni
Say cheese Mom!
And Dad too!

And I love this one most

Monday, January 2, 2012

So...and then he turned 4!

Everything happens all at once in our family, we get Christmas and everyone's birthday over and done with in about the space of 6 or so weeks!

But first on the list is our Bear who turned 4 this year to our amazement and disbelief. Surely it was just the other day when he was just a squalling newborn in our arms?
He has grown beyond belief and in some ways seems so very big already, but he's still just our little baby boy!

For the most part we let him decide what he wanted to do on his birthday, and he decided some balloons were in order, so we all set about blowing some up.
Then it was time for presents
He got a really cool magnifying glass on a stand

Some more of his favourite rattlesnake egg magnets

A Lectron Junior (which has been a big hit)

But the big gift of the day was his Leappad!

Dad showed him the basics

And that was about all he did for the rest of the day :)

A little mischief helped me bake a cake...or should I say helped eat all the cake batter and icing.

And she used the time while her brother was preoccupied to check out some of his presents in peace. First she set off to find a bug...

Aha, got one!
Taking a good long look

Then we put the cake together, I started baking with no real ideas beside instruction from Bear that he wanted a chocolate cake and he likes pirates...aye aye Captain! I finally ended up with it looking like this

And once the icing and finishing touches had been done!

Bear seemed pleased so that was good enough for me :)

However while we were singing happy birthday someone demanded that we put a stop to the racket!

Can you say flashback? Here we are a year ago being told the same

Unfortunately some people get really upset by out of tune singing...sorry my beautiful boy!