Photo Bloopers

The other day I was trying to take a picture of Jen and Noah after his birthday party. It turned into a bit of a hilarious disaster and I just kept taking pictures as it happened. The two of them were falling all over the place and laughing. Caile was trying to jump in and photo bomb them but you can only catch her leg in one.

It ended with a nice picture though so it was worth it.

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Noah’s Birthday Party

Today we had Noah’s birthday party with all his friends. We rented the local community centre which has rooms you can have the part itself in and then access to the gym as well.

The party had a Skylanders theme. The plates, treat bags, some presents, and one of the games all related around Skylanders. The game is one that Jen created and it was a big hit.

The kids all sat in a circle in the middle of the gym and played pass the present. The idea is music gets played and you pass the present around the circle, when the music stops if you’re holding the present you’re out. If you were the last one you get to keep the present. This time there was a twist though. If you were out you came up to the big Punch Out Kaos board and punched out a space and inside was a piece of paper with a task to perform. When you perform your task you received a small prize.

Some of the tasks were easy like sing a nursery rhyme, do 10 jumping jacks, and lead a conga line through the gym. Last night I was helping Jen come up with some more tasks so I added ones like score a soccer goal on Sandy, and hit Sandy with a dodge ball. The kids seems to get a big kick out of them all and I got a bit of exercise in the process.

Happy Birthday Noah

Today is the first of three of my kids birthdays that fall in September. Noah, my youngest, turns six today!

He’ll have his actual birthday party with friends this weekend, but there is only a half day of school today so he’ll also have lots of friends here after school to celebrate and have cake today too.

No More Blueberries

Getting ready for bed Noah wanted to have blueberries for a snack. He had already eaten them a couple times during the day and can go through quite a few. Jen told him he couldn’t have any more today or else he would turn into a blueberry. Without missing a beat he said:

That’s what I want to do, that way I can eat myself.