Sunday, May 2, 2010
Four Times the Fun
Danny was pleased as punch to wake up yesterday and discover that the birthday fun just kept coming. The first thing he wanted to do was open the rest of the presents from his party. (This is why I stick to my every-other-year rule for parties - too many presents!) After he ripped through them, turning the living room into an absolute disaster area, I popped applesauce muffins into the oven and tried to be zen about the mess. (Going for a run helped in that department.)
Later in the morning Danny had a soccer game, which was a welcome diversion for both kids, who were exhausted from the previous day's festivities and yet had woken up far too early. By the time we got home from the game, it was time for lunch, Danny's nap, and cake creation. I was very relieved once that was accomplished!
Since we hadn't given Danny any of the family presents, we decided post-nap would be the time. It was the last thing he needed, and he was surprised to discover he had more presents, but I was gratified by the fact that he was genuinely delighted with each one. Legos, Playmobil, Star Wars, oh my!
We gave him some time to play with them, and then it was show time: Return of the Jedi. This turned out to be a bit long for the kiddos, but between burgers (and may I interject that Clare ate a burger!!!) and a cake break, not to mention the ability to play with new toys while watching the movie, it was a terrific family evening. This was confirmed this morning when Danny woke up and told me, "That was a great birthday!"