This past weekend was Jackson’s Birthday Weekend, so we celebrated ALL weekend. We haven’t always been able to celebrate our middle child, because about this time of the year he starts getting bored and restless at school, which leads to talking out of turn, or gluing his classmates seats down, or bringing Nerf guns onto school property. And all of those things result in Parent/Teacher Conferences or in-school suspension or other punishments that don’t warrant birthday parties.
But this year has gone pretty smooth so far, so celebrate we did. 🙂
Although this first picture doesn’t look like much fun. He has had a plugged ear for about a month, so Happy Birthday, let’s go to the doctor. Luckily, it just seemed to be a plugged ear and nothing more. Please note, QTips are not for actually sticking in your ear, bud.
So stop doing that.
Later that day, we took the boys to see The Lego Batman Movie. I told Jackson, yes, it was his birthday, but if wanted to see Boss Baby, we’d drop the kids off at the theater and meet up with them afterwards. I just didn’t think I could take 2 hours of Alec Baldwin as a baby. Thankfully, he changed his mind.
Fun Fact: Aidon got extremely carsick on the way up to SouthCenter and ended up puking. As we were waiting at a stoplight, he suddenly announced he had a headache and he was going to puke. Of course my first concern is my child, but my second (maybe even equal) concern is puke in the car. I hate puke in the car.
So we rolled down his window and as Huz is making the turn into the McDonald’s parking lot (at the longest light ever, I might add) I’m frantically looking for wipes or napkins, Jackson is trying to film the puking on SnapChat, Trenton was asleep and missed the whole thing and poor Aidon is hanging out of the window at his waist, both hands waving around, trying not to puke.
He made it to the parking lot and did eventually puke, but got nothing in the car. He’s a champ.
And then it was business as usual. Movie was great. 🙂
We took Jackson to dinner at one of our family favorites; The Old Spaghetti Factory.
The next day was sunny and 50 degrees. That’s basically 60 for us Washingtonians, so we put on shorts and flippy flops and went for a walk. (Just kidding. No shorts yet, but I did pull out my sandals.)
Our street is lined with Cherry Blossom Trees and it’s so beautiful. I wish the little blossoms would stay on the trees longer than 4 days, but they don’t, so soon all those flowers will be on the ground.
We took Murphy on our walk and wore him out. He started out super hyper and excited and as we finished mile one, he had slowed down quite a bit. By the time we finished mile 2, he was walking behind us. And at mile 3, we just carried him back to the car.
I think he thought it was worth it though. He had fun.
That is, until we got home and he had to take a bath. It’s all fun and games until you have to take a bath.