Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Alex's Birthday Party at the BounceU: Room 1

I couldn't find my brown purse this morning. My brown purse has my allergy meds. I was dying so right now, I'm pretty much high on Benadryl. I tell you what, if I ever find my purse I will find a new safe place for my drowsiness-free miracle drug. Until then, read on. but proceed with caution...
 
 
So, this is what it started with. Looks like a cute picture, right? So freakin sweet. Until you hear that they are standing there asking for the 20 millionth time if it is time for the birthday party and how many more people do we need to wait for? Well, when are they going to be here?
 
And this is what happened. I started getting ready at 10am. I loaded backpacks, made sure we had what we needed, installed carseats until I ran out of room (FYI, a 5th car seat doesn't fit in my van. Good thing Alex has an e-z on vest that works in place of a car seat) and let me tell you guys now, car seat installation is a life and death situation! and no, I don't care that when you were little your mom drove with a younger sibling in her lap and you standing behind her seat while another sibling lay in the back window. They used to use lead in paint, too, ya know. That didn't work out so well either, did it? If you do not know how to properly install a carseat, ask for help from someone who does! While you're at it, check the laws for your state because in Missouri, NO! a 6 year old is not "just fine" sitting in a lap belt in the center of a bench seat! Car. Seat. It's the law. and then, once you get them installed to where they do not move more than an inch in any direction, take your car to the fire station to make sure it's right! I can write a whole post on carseats but I'll save that for another day. Long story short... it took a while to make sure they were put together right and installed correctly but the kids are now safe.
 
Then came bath time. 2pm, I thought was a good time to get started. I got 4 little ones washed up, greased up and dressed in clothes without stains or holes (major feat. I need applause here. Be proud.)
  Which, it was a good time to start except then I had to keep chasing them down to bring them back inside because I just washed them and they want to play in dirt! No!
 

Looking at this picture... only 3 didn't come from my house and Good Lord, how do they all fit in this tiny house!? How do I not lose my mind!? (assuming I had sanity to begin with, it's been gone for a while.)
 
 The first room was awesome! They had this bouncy castle that Alex loved. He was all over that thing.







The second thing in this room I'm not exactly sure what it does but certain ones liked it...


 
Look at him go with all of his climbingness!


I really liked this because it gave the smaller ones a way to participate in case they were too small for the equipment...

 
and, it wasn't all jumping/bouncing. There were games, too...


 
The slide was a big hit... ...for some...


 
Uh-oh. I don't think this is a good idea. This is not a good idea.
Oh, man, this is a really BAD idea...
but he's walking... not upset... he's going... almost willingly...
 

 
There he is.
What's he going to do?
Is he going to go?

 
It he sat on the mat...
He's not freaking...
He actually looks ok...
 
 
"mamamamamamamama..."

 
"mamamamamamamama..."

 
aaaand, nope. Alex isn't over his fear of slides.

8 comments:

  1. Not one broken bone and lots of fun...looks like a win. And slides are overrated anyway ;) Happy Birthday Alex!

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  2. Ha, well it looks like a MOSTLY fun day! Maybe not for you...with all the getting ready and what-not. But still looks like a successful event. Yay for that!

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  3. Happy Birthday! Success!! The birthday boy had fun!! Well most of the time! PEACE

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