Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Happy First Birthday!

The celebrating began the night before the big day when Bub started the play-by-play recount of the boys birth to them. She started at about 6:30pm by telling them that my water broke in the restaurant and continued to update them through the evening. First thing the next morning, she resumed the play-by-play until it culminated in singing Happy Birthday to Meatball at 9:29 and then to Peanut at 9:41. We spent the rest of the morning getting the yard and house ready for the party. All in all, it was a great birthday! We learned some valuable lessons:
1) Do not tell Grandma the theme until the very last minute. Otherwise, she goes overboard (Elmo chair, plush toys, socks, swimming trunks, etc.).
2) Do not invite a LOT of people unless you have room for a LOT of new toys.
3) Thanks to co-workers, we learned ahead of time to buy them their own cakes because it's enough that they must share the date.
4) Even well rested babies can get sensory overload!
[BTW - when did Elmo monopolize the Sesame Street market? Where are the Big Bird, Oscar, Grover, Bert/Ernie, Cookie Monster toys, hats, clothes? I wonder if the other characters resent Elmo's fame? I feel compelled to go shopping - again - yuck - just to find something that isn't red!]

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