Sunday, January 30, 2011


Liam had a GREAT birthday today!

We started off with his birthday meal.
He chose: "Mom McMuffins" - they actually call them this, cracks me up!
Cheese (his FAVE food)
Orange soda

And cupcakes (with a big gumball on top!)

Liam then got to open gifts.
The kids each get three gifts from me.
Liam received his tshirt, Buzz Light*year Oper*ation,
and a dancing Buzz (a MAJOR clearance find last year)

Grandma and Grandpa asked for help with gifts this year.
As I searched and thought, wanting to find something that was really used,
I came across a HUGE clearance at Tar*get online on Halloween costumes.
Liam LOVES to dress up!
I couldn't believe what they had, and many were $3-8!
So, they got him a BOX FULL of costumes.
Liam was in HEAVEN...

Braeden and Olivia had fun too!

Unfortunately so did our pup Percy who kept trying to pull of the mummy's wraps!

Later after lunch and a short nap, we headed off to pick up Liam's buddy "E" and his mom.
We don't do parties every year. Most of the time we simply do cake and ice cream
with a few close friends/family.
The kids get "friend" parties at ages 5, 10, and most likely 16.
This meant Liam was in store for a friend party this year.

Since he was at a home day care early in the year he didn't really
have many nearby friends.
I saw that Toy Story 3 on Ice would be in town on his birthday and
decided that that would be PERFECT to do instead of a party,
and with a good friend and his mom, who is my good friend,
would cost the same as a party.
So we went with it!
We even got third row seats!

I bought a few little goodies between then and now
such as the hats (which Braeden wouldn't wear),
silly bands, candy, little army men, a sheriff's badge, etc.

And the show was spectacular!

"E" had never been to any kind of live show before so he had no clue what to even expect.
They had a blast!

And so did mom! :)

It was a great day!
And now I have NO KIDS UNDER 5! How is that possible!?
Bring on some littles! :)


Kathy C. said...

The Halloween costumes were a good idea.

T3 on ice looks fun. Did you see that there was an NIV Bible packed in Andy's college box? I thought that was cool.

Lisa said...

Really? I missed that! That is so cool! I'll have to point that out to the kids, they'll get a kick out of that! :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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