This talk was particularly interesting because when I did the K4's a little voice in the audience murmured "Mommy" "Mama" "Mommy" over and over again... the whole time I was talking. I found out later that she just wanted to tell me that she's been to the dentist. Bless her.
After our morning at the pre-school, we headed to ballet. Here she's paired up with one of my friends from dental school's daughter!
We got home from ballet just in time to meet Nana and Tata and have some lunch. Lu opted to stay home so I got to the carline with plenty of time to pick up the birthday boy.
Saturday, we got up early (ahem, Lu), and started preparing for the party, which included watching the bowling episode of Reading Rainbow (for the thousandth time) on Netflix (yes, you read that right). One o'clock couldn't have come soon enough for them!
Saturday night, we went to a Mexican restaurant in our hood, and he got the signature Mexican restaurant birthday celebration. That moving hand in the picture is about to shove ice cream in his face, which he promptly spit out with a disgusted look on his face.
He's a very skeptical eater.
Sunday, he actually turned 6, and we celebrated by going out to breakfast with Nana and Tata. These two shared a rare moment of sweetness outside the restaurant.
Before we left for breakfast, we heard a crash and the power flickered for a moment. Then on the way, we saw that a very dead tree in our backyard finally kicked the bucket on the power line! We verified it wasn't a dangerous situation then waited on Alabama Power to come and take care of it, which they did.
The dead tree is the large grey leaning thing on the left side of the picture. It made for an exciting afternoon!
Needless to say, we were all pretty exhausted by this point, and miss priss was starting to show signs of a cold, so we all had nap/quiet time. Z took this time to open all of his presents and scatter them throughout his room. But, who could be mad at him? Especially on his birthday.
That evening, I decided to stay home with Lu while Nick and Z went to his soccer practice and game.
We played games, took a bath, and got dinner ready, while Z played his little heart out and scored one of the few goals of the game. I just love his reaction when he scores a goal! I think this picture captures it pretty well!