Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sammie is Two!!! And Lots of Other Things, Too!

Can't believe mah baby is two now.  His birthday was on Monday, the 16th.  I got back from Idaho at 6 o'clock that night.  Some really nice friends who knew I was out of town offered to make dinner when they saw Kevin at church alone with the four boys on Sunday.  It was nice not to have to worry about dinner AND the birthday that night.  Thanks, Prices!

Bob came over Monday night (Tes was in Topeka) and we had a little "shindig" for Sam.  I only had a few presents for him that I'd gotten after Christmas on sale.  He didn't care.  But he sure understood the opening of presents this year and he really enjoyed it!

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Whatever that Sam likes Sponge Bob at only age two, but he does and I think it's just because he likes saying it.  So I grabbed him a box of Sponge Bob Fruit Snacks. 


I think some other little boys like Sponge Bob, too, or is it the fruit snacks?!!   Hmmm.

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This Play-Doh Spaghetti Factory is actually quite fun.  Sam and all the brothers played with it today.  It cranks out the spaghetti!

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This is a cute little boom box with a microphone that plays all kinds of music and songs with numbers and letters and colors and such.  Sam likes it.  I got it on clearance after Christmas.  Mom likes that!  ; )


I will admit that hair needs cut again, but Mom, isn't it cute!!!??  I think so.  Pretty cool phone he got from Bob and Tes that records your voice and plays music.  Now, if we could just find it!  Haven't seen it for a few days already and we've even looked for it.   Hmmm?


If you could just touch it, you'd fall in love with it.  (Mom!)

And how's this for the quickest, coolest birthday "cake" ever bought last minute on the way home from the airport?


I've mentioned before we just don't really care for cake here--mostly the kids and Kevin.  I mean, I'd eat cake, but Kevin especially has a strong dislike for frosting, mostly, but cake, too.  And the boys always just seem to eat the ice cream served with cake, so we do ice cream sundaes at our house.  Now mind you, if I'd have been home, I would have found some kind of cool, cute cake to make Sam for his birthday, I mean, come on, he's two, but since I was out of town, this worked great.  It was birthday cake ice cream, with lots of add ins.  Try it sometime.  The boys love it. 


I wouldn't suggest it for your 90 year old grandfather or anything, as the ice cream would melt before you could light all the candles, but for 2, GREAT!  ; )



Make a wish and blow!


I was showing Sam these pictures earlier and he kept pointing to the fire and repeating, "hot, hot."  Train them when their young......


I think that's ketchup on his face from his pig-in-a-blanket dinner.  (Who is yo' momma kid, doesn't she wash yo' face?)



Mmmmmm, lots of goodies!  Parker was with us, too, just on the other side of the table.


Happy Birthday, Sammie!  We love you.  You are so cute and fun--and BUSY--certainly keep me on my toes!




The next day was St. Patrick's Day, so in the spirit of things, we colored the morning breakfast milk green.

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Taylor wouldn't have any.  I even colored my daily oatmeal green.  It really wasn't the most pleasing thing to see, but it tasted just fine!



On Wednesday, yesterday, we went to the Topeka Zoo.  It was actually a bit of a cool day, but I kind of liked that the animals were so much more lively than when we go in the summer and it's SO hot they are either sleeping or hiding.  My friend Mindy met us there with her kids.  It was fun.  Sam walked the whole zoo.  He came home and took a nice three hour nap.  (Let's go to the zoo everyday! hehe)

What a cute elephant.


Even cuter kids.



My little monkey staring at the gorilla.




These orangutans were so fun.  The little one kept rolling down the hill and putting on quite a show.


She even picked up the barrel with her feet and moved it.


There's a fun park across the street with all kinds of animal statues and such to climb on.






So I know this post is super long, sorry, but just a few more pictures, then my next post will be a yummy homemade treat, I promise!

Week before this spring break one, Parker was Student of the Day at school.  He got to help with the announcements by doing the pledge of allegiance and having a window in the lobby with a poster of pictures and all his favorite things.


Yeah, Parker!


Be back with something yummy--and healthy!


Megan said...

Thanks for allowing us into your home! Love all the pictures - and the ice cream cake is really a great idea, especially with all the delicious add-ins you provided. The boys sure look like they enjoyed it!

Elyse said...

What fabulous pictures. Happy Birthday to Sammie!! What a great idea for a birthday "cake." And the green milk...what a fabulous idea! And the zoo, too! You've had quite an exciting week!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Happy birthday cuuuuuuuuuuute Sam! That's a cool cake Katrina, ahahah! Loved that idea! So many boys at the zoo!!!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday to your oh-so-cute son! My younger son is two as is such a fun age. You can't cut the is so cute in the back with the curls!

Anonymous said...

omg your sons are so adorable! i'm in love with sammie; what a cutie!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday little guy! So adorable with that smile!

Bunny said...

Happy 2nd birthday Sammie!! You are adoreable little man!! I love his hair!!!! Who wouldn't love ice cream cake it was a great choice.

Becky said...

If you could just lock into place those sweet little curls, oh they are just adorable. But seriously, no cake lovers in your house, a crime, pure and simple! So is the "cake" a tub of ice cream turned out? What a clever idea, love it! Do our babies know that they can't grow up soooo fast, snap and they're heading off to college, ahh! Happy Birthday little Sam.

Judy said...

Great photos. Happy happy birthday to Sammie. And I love your birthday "cake" idea.

Anonymous said...

Great idea on the "cake"! I found it funny that all your boys were in red, and stripes seemed common too :)

familywithfivekids said...

I love those curls!
Wonderful posts- I enjoyed reading through all your happenings!

Pamela said...

Just got back from my trip and I wanted to send belated BIRTHDAY wishes to Sammie!! He's so cute, and I LOVE his hair! Great idea for the cake, too! I know I would love that.

Unknown said...

I have been looking all over for those Cinnamon chips. Yum!!!