Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's Birthday Time

Tanner and I celebrated our birthdays recently. He was born 5 days after my birthday and it worked out to our advantage! We are both signed up for the birthday clubs and IHOP and Red Robin. So we each get a free meal on our birthdays! I had also gone to a PTO meeting and won a gift card to IHOP the week before my birthday! So on my birthday the whole family went out to IHOP and ate for free!!! And then for Tanner's birthday we went to Red Robin and ate for free again because I also had a gift card to Red Robin! We have gone to Red Robin the past couple of years to celebrate and we always get the free birthday ice creams and balloon ears. Usually Tanner won't wear the balloon ears but this year he did.
McCall definitely enjoyed the ice cream too!
For Tanner's party we did a spy agent theme. We gave the kids "Top Secret" birthday invitations. One mom called to RSVP but had to ask when the party was because her boys wouldn't let her see the invitation because it was to Top Secret! We gave the kids access to the party only after they gave the secret password. Each was finger printed and given an ID badge. For games we had the kids diffuse bombs (balloons) They worked on target shooting with nerf guns and they also went on a scavenger hunt to find their treat bags that had been stolen by the bandit. We made tanner's cake in the shape of a bomb and even had some trick sparkling candles. We had like 15 or 16 kids there. YIKES! I don't know why we have that many each year. I did have a sibling of one of the friends show up and I didn't know they were coming. I was just glad I had a treat bag for them! Tanner got a new bike for his birthday and has been loving seeing how much faster he can ride on it.
We also got a fun visit from our friends the Jorgensens. It's always fun to hang out with them and our kids are the same age and they get along great! My kids call them their cousins. Even though we've tried to tell them they aren't really our cousins they don't seem to care. Cousins are fun so they must be our cousins! Here is a lovely picture of them doing the WII dance!
The other day McCall was standing on the back of a stool in the kitchen. She fell off hit her head on the floor and then the stool fell on top of her. She got a big goose egg! All I can say is OUCH! The picture really doesn't do it justice.