Tuesday, June 25, 2013

First Movie (in a real movie theater)!

Last week Oliver came down with a mysterious fever. It was super high - maybe the highest it's ever been (105). But, after 2 days, it was gone without any other symptoms, thank goodness. Grammy Mel and Grandpa Jer came to spend the weekend and it was a good thing Oliver rebounded quickly from his bug, as those 2 grandparents wore him out! Lots of swimming and McDonald's playgrounding went on, along with, of course, the usual overdosing of cookies, ice cream and candy.
On Sunday, we took Oliver to see his first movie! Monster's University (I give it 2ish stars). He did great! Especially considering there was 30 minutes of previews before the movie started. Literally. When the title "Monsters University" finally appeard on screen, Oliver clapped and asked, "is it over?" !!! It was like Disney was saying to parents, "Hahahaha suckers. We've got you now. You paid too much money to see this movie to leave early, and we are going to force you to endure agonizing levels of paranoia that your child is going to have a meltdown any moment, on the off chance that one of these previews for our next movie that comes out in 6 months will capture your child's interest and have them begging for you to take them to see it."
But, I digress.
Oliver's friend Charlie went to the movie as well and is a seasoned movie-goer already. Oliver was very impressed at all the snacks Charlie brought and was so nice to share with Oliver. I took notes for next time (jumbo marshmallows, check!) I absolutely love going to the movies and have very fond memories of going with my family throughout childhood and up to present. You should ask Matt about the time he went with my parents and I to see Mama Mia in the theater a couple of years ago. Hehehehehe. He loved it! ;)
Here are some fun shots of our little Monsters after the movie.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Birthday Boy!

Oliver is 3! I can't believe it. It seems like both forever and an instant that he has been part of our lives. He has been ready to turn 3 for awhile now, since he is behind most of his close friends by a few months. We had his birthday party at Lawrence Gymnastics Academy, where he also takes classes. LGA does a birthday package deal that is supposed to be stress-free. While it wasn't quite that, it certainly was less stressful than trying to plan the whole thing myself and have my house trashed in the process! Oliver had a great time with his buds. And, Pa Pa and Nana were on hand to help celebrate, as well as Aunt Jennifer, who scored a last-minute plane ticket and braved tropical storms to make it on time.
For Oliver's actual birthday (Tuesday, June 11), he sadly had to go to school all day, poor thing. But, I did send cupcakes (a must in his world), and Daddy, Mommy and Oliver went out to a birthday dinner at Fuzzy's Tacos (seriously, I die. They are so good.) and ice cream at Sylas & Maddy's. Then, it was home to open more presents and off to bed dreaming of having a birthday day every day).
Now, if we could just nip this early morning wandering into Mommy and Daddy's bed and scaring the bejeezus out of me, having a three year old around will be just dandy.
Top of the bouncy house/slide they bring in for birthday parties. 

My Spider-Men 

 Aunt Jennifer

 Birthday Cake with super hero rings for everyone

 The group (partly). 15 kids counting Oliver! Looks like alot of girls (2 more boys that didn't make it in the photo)!

 Such a good bunch of kiddos

Let 'er rip! 

 Trying on Charlie's present (OSU Football uniform). Go Pokes!

 Brave Pa Pa putting together Oliver's gift from Noah and Madeline Clothier (only about a thousand pieces to this work bench).
Hooray for grandparents and birthday boys!