When your birthday falls on a Monday, you get to celebrate it all week, right?
We started things off right the weekend before with gymnastics class (see next post), fun times in the yard, and opening a present or two each day. D also helped bake his birthday cupcakes.
Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes and goodies. We got so many packages that D now expects to have received something each time we pull in the driveway…”There a package for me?” We read each card and talked about who sent them; the cards from Aunt Amanda and cousin Victor made a big impression (firetruck, Thomas). D was so excited to receive real paint brushes (I have retired the baster) and new paints to experiment with that we painted all weekend. “Aunt” Jannine sent a coat that he has worn eagerly each chilly morning (so proud!); receiving it reminded him of a the backpack she’d given him back in January (!).
What is not pictured here is the bounty of books we received from Grandma Lori and Grandpa Weiss–thank you! We are gobbling them up with enthusiasm. Pictures to come! At some point we opened the remainder of Grandma’s Beverly’s firefighter-related gifts and they were quickly put to good use (D always has one of the firefighter toys in his hand and they also come with us in the car, in the crib, etc.).
On Sunday night we held an impromptu birthday party, 2013 style…