Sunday, April 6, 2008

Alex's Big Day

It was Alex's birthday today.

I'm not going to tell you how old he is, but both digits are the same and one of them is 3.

In case you wondered why we painted the pig yesterday, it was for a gift that the kids could give to Alex. I have had that thing waiting in a closet for something like two years and finally decided that I just needed to get it decorated.

I bought it at a direct sales party for the now-defunct Big Yellow Box and was waiting until my kids could make it look nice. I think I waited the perfect amount of time. Oh, and by the way, if you're ever having a direct sales party, you should invite me because I lose control at those things and buy everything in sight. I'm trying to learn to say no.

Noggin gave Alex a few extra minutes to sleep in before the little dudes helped him open his presents.

In case you're wondering, the helmet is because Quinn is SuperWhy. Somehow Sam's sneakers are part of that costume too.

We spent the rest of the day relaxing and just hanging out. Except, that is, for the couple of hours we engaged in some heavy lifting that you can read about here. (It's funny; in that photo I posted on The Junk Pyramid, I didn't even think about the fact that my kids were dressed as two of the three Wonder Pets. My life with those kids is so ridiculous that I don't even notice that stuff anymore.)

Waiting for cake.

And we weren't chumps this year. We got takeout to eat after the kids went to bed.

Happy Birthday, Alex! I'm glad I was able to spend this last year with you, and I look forward to many more...


  1. Happy Birthday, Alex! Sounds like a perfect day.

  2. Happy Birthday Alex! Hope you got to enjoy your dinner this year.

  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great time...

  4. Glad you survived the birthday celebration. BTW- The post about last year's birthday- hilarious! Pee in my pants hilarious!

  5. Ditto what TSM said! VERY funny! Happy Birthday Alex!

  6. Happy Birthday Alex!
    Glad you liked the pig!!

  7. Happy Birthday Alex! The-not-going-to-reveal-age method is really good. *wink*

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX!!! Woo-hoo!!!

  9. Happy birthday to Alex! So nice of Noggin to allow him to sleep in...I've tried to explain this phenomenon with my husband, he hasn't figured it out yet.

  10. Ahem. I believe I was AT that Big Yellow Box party. At your house.

    You are SO busted.

    Happy Birthday, Alex!

  11. Well, WhyMommy, not only am I a sucker for direct sales parties, I am occasionally suckered into hosting one as well. :)


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