Sunday, March 11, 2012

Well things have definitely been busy with us and so it has been a bit difficult to find the time to post here. It hasn't calmed down too much, but I'm writing anyway.

Last Friday was Henry's fourth birthday! That day he celebrated with his friends, had a celebratory dinner at the Olive Garden with us and on Sunday he had his family party. It didn't go exactly as we wanted it too. Henry was very stressed out by the birthday wasn't very pleasant during some big parts of it, especially on Friday. It was tough to be honest. Meg spent a lot of time preparing for his party and we were both really looking forward to the whole thing. Henry rejected a lot of her efforts. We don't blame him ... he's four, but I can't say it's easy to deal with.

Unfortunately Meg was sick on the Monday and Tuesday after the party - really sick. On the first day Meg was unable to get off the couch. I stayed home for two days. The kids and I had two good days together, especially the first day. We went to a play center with another father who's wife was also home sick. Our kids were great there. I had a ball watching them play and then eating lunch with them there. I just wish it didn't come about because Meg was home feeling bad.

This past weekend we went out to see relatives who could not make it to Henry's party. My mother-in-law made a super race car cake with cupcakes and donuts. Henry and Hazel had lots of fun there especially playing outside with Henry's new stomp rocket.

Henry's birthday cake as made by Meg to his specifications, "a city cake with real cars, not made of frosting."

The cake presentation.

Henry opening gifts.

Henry having fun with Jess and Tim after his birthday party.

Henry, Griffin and mysterious third boy (who asked me, "Are you a dad?") attempting to climb the "mountain" to get the flags.

Hazel prepping food for Henry's play bar-be-que.

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16,600 pennies yielded one hundred forty-one Wheats (including one Steelie), one hundred fifty-nine Canadians, three Bermuda 1¢, two Euro 2¢ and nine US dimes.

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