Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm 3!

OK, here we go. Are you seated? Are you ready to hear about a three year old birthday bash that lasted a week? I hope so! First, how cool is it to have a birthday during the school year? (Hayes here, btw). Mom said hers was during the summer so mine is special. Boy is it! Cupcakes all around! Gotta make 'em for all my friends. But, without too much detail, March is a crazy time for Big Mama. To give her a shout out... Big Mama started Visions 21 years ago-day care center for teen moms in downtown Cincy, with a lot of focus on the moms. You get it? It's super awesome. And March is when they have Raising of the Green! Which is great for Visions and Big Mama, but not so great if you are her grandkid and want to see her a lot. Cuz you don't. So, we squeezed in a couple hours where we could go TO Visions, steal the kitchen from Ms. Dolly (who rocks), and make some cupcakes. Cuz, you see, she goes to work before I can get to her house and comes home WAY after I'm asleep-getting ready for ROG, you see. So, Mom got the supplies and we headed to Visions... Oh, and to let you know, we have to follow code and wear the special hats in Ms. Dolly's kitchen. Super fun cupcake making time! I'm very serious, I don't want my friends at school to be disappointed in the slightest. Big Mama, helping the cause.

Sometimes you just know when the camera loves you.

And folks, I'll melt your heart out.

We even had some of the other teachers check in when on break. And in the background? Ms. Georgetta! She is super incredibly awesome. And March is super stressful for her too, Big Mama's right hand lady. She's probably happy we got Big Mama out of her hair for a couple hours.

PARTY TIME! Monster truck style! This is my bff, James, wackin' at Grave Digger! Go, James, GO!

Yeah, it was pretty super awesome.

This pic is more for my Dad. Dad, you see? All the nuns showed up for my party! You ever have nuns at your party? Didnt think so old man! Ha!

Mom obviously hasn't been downloading pics enough and has these all out of order. I'll get on her for that later. In the meantime, this is the finished product for school cupcakes.

Gotta try one.....or two....right?

After the party there's the after party! That's our favorite babysitter (outside of family, of course). Ok, she's our only babysitter. But, she's so wonderful that she, and brother, and mother, and father, came to my party! And what a better way for my Mom to mingle than invite someone whos gonna play with all of us after the party-for free!

Is this cake amazing or what? Grama Max and Grampa Don couldn't make the shenanigans, but managed to get this incredible cake to me anyway! Thanks!

Yeah, seriously awesome.

THE LOOT! Well, we had to have some big kids knock the sucker loose, but it still all came spilling out, no matter who smashed it!

Doop giving it a whirl. And the onlookers...

That's it folks. Sorry for the jumbled photos, my Mom better get that figured out for next time. Hope you enjoyed Crazy Hayesy's Birthday extravaganza. I know I did! Already asking about next year. How long til I turn 4?

Whew, the last month!

Hey friends! Reeder here! Sorry it's been so long, but you'll have to blame our mom for that one. I mean all we do is ask her, kindly, to take some pics of us throughout our lives and upload them on the computer. You'd think that was too much for her lately. I guess she has a couple, or three, things going on in her life that makes that a bit of a struggle. Don't worry, we still love her. Alright, we went to our cousin, Julia's birthday bash. bowling! Here we go... Hayes, always the ham. And me, looking dashing as usual. Or you can call me glorious. I had to explain to my mom what that meant today. I asked her, "Mom, is your book glorious?" She looked at me weird. "Mom, do you know what glorious means?" "No." "It means beautiful, like a princess' dress." Now you all know, too.

This is funny. We were at Big Mama's school (you'll read more about the headware in the next installment of the blog) and, well, what do you see in her office? Anything?

Y slept under her desk! Super funny, if you ask me. Dad, George Castanza reference here for you. Mom asked me to type that.

Ballet class. This is VERY serious ballet class. I'm supposed to wear a bun every day to stay in uniform but, you guessed it, Mom forgot the supplies. And she's normally not allowed to watch, but this was a special day. That's Ms. Dena, my awesome teacher, who is somehow vaguely related to us or something.

The whole class. Told you it was serious, uniforms for practice. What is this, ASU?

And then we HAD to go and help Big Mama get her flowers ready for spring. Child labor? We're in!

So much fun. And clearly nearing St. Patricks day...

And our weekly trip to Findlay Market. Gotta love the music on the streets, folks.

This guy was jammin' out!

One more...

And then we went to the circus. It was AHH..MAHHH...ZING. I had the camera, and unfortunately it ran out of juice. But, you get the idea. We loved it!

And for some reason our pics are out of order, that's ok. Here's Hayes and me playing some tennis. Note that in the background you'll see our nanny holding our little brother. That's status quo around here. Where's Mom? Who knows?

My beautiful pansies upon completion.

Oh, I don't want you to forget about Y. Good ole Y. With his Papa. That's his nook.

Gonna hand the computer to Hayes for an update on his birthday festivities. After I play for a fer more minutes....