Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spenser's 4th Birthday

 Spenser's fourth birthday lands on Thanksgiving this year.  It's already difficult to get kids to come to a party when it's in the midst of the holiday hoopla, so we chose to have his party the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  He specifically requested Superman and the bounce house, so a bouncing Superman party is was!  We used KD'z Kidz World.  The place is well run, clean, reasonably priced, and locally owned by really great people.  Even though there are still blowers running, it somehow doesn't seem as loud as other bounce house facilities.  Even better, we were able to use the place after hours so we had the whole place to ourselves! 

Unfortunately, bad weather was rolling in with really cold weather and a pouring rain.  We had two friends show up.  Fortunately, they appreciated having an entire warehouse of bouncy things to ourselves as much as we did. 
There is a playhouse, rocking horses, and a few toys for munchkins that are too small to bounce or for big boys who need a bouncing break.
Blowing out his four big candles on his Superman cake.  It was yellow butter cake per his request.  I threw in some chocolate filling because I believe you can't have birthday cake without chocolate.
Harper and one of our friends enjoying pizza.  The price for the party included pizza, juice boxes, and paper goods as well as the use of the private party room.
Spenser and friend making funny faces.
He really got into opening presents this year.  No hesitancy and we didn't need to ask twice.  Little man was on it!  Our friends got him this awesome talking, punching Superman.
Harper modelling her pink super hero cape that Grandma and Grandpa B sent her.
He has been really excited about this collection of Justice League figures.  He came home, put them in a basket and has been toting them wherever he goes.

Day before Thanksgiving

There is a mix of sleet, snow and rain falling outside.  I've got my cranberry salad cooling in the refrigerator.  Turkey stock is simmering on the stove.  Cornbread is toasting in the oven in preparation for dressing.  I need to make a pumpkin pie.  Tomorrow, all I need to make is cheese grits, the turkey breast, and gravy.  Looking forward to a mellow Thanksgiving with my family all tucked in to watch the Peanuts Thanksgiving Special tomorrow night.  All are welcome to join in.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Haute kids

My kids, showering at the Colcord Hotel, using Bulgari  soap and about to be wrapped in Frette towels.  Not spoiled at all.

Friday, November 01, 2013