I am currently camera-less, so my friend Elizabeth brought a good camera to Aaron's party today and took LOTS of pictures. Jory is picking them up tonight on a flash drive and I am so excited to see them. In the meantime, here is what I got on my camera. Since it was freezing, the kids were really excited to wear their 'huge enormous coats'.
Abby and Aaron when we first arrived. Abby in her 'party clothes' and Aaron in his Future Fire Fighter shirt. The Allen family all wore blue. I don't know why.
Dee and Papa.
Katie Grace greeting Abby
When we first got to McDonald's it was pretty busy in the play area. All the schools were closed today and by 4pm I think Mamas were getting restless. But we managed to run everyone off pretty quickly and we had the place to ourselves. This is Abby finishing her cake while everyone is off playing as is the norm.
Aaron playing with his favorite present - a pinball machine!
Aaron really wanted die cast Echo and Bravo planes (from the movie Planes) for his birthday. Grandma Beth and Grandpa Mike got them for him and he got to open them while he was on the phone with them the night before his birthday party.
In honor of Aaron's fifth birthday party today, I thought about putting the hooded baby towel that he has used after almost every bath in his whole life in The Keepsake Bin. I thought about, but I didn't actually do it.
Here is the future fire fighter on party day. We do his parties a week early because of Spring Break.
This was a fun day because school got cancelled for ice, but since the party isn't until 4 we felt like we could go ahead with it.
So we spent the day playing here and Daddy was home quite a bit which was super nice. We will head to the party soon. Aaron picked his theme - all things fire fighter, featuring the fire engine Red from Cars. He also picked the flavor for his cake. He has been planning his parties to the details since his third birthday. He chose McDonald's again and said he always wants to have his parties there. He is so excited!
As we finish up Abby's birthday month she had her Three Year Well Check on Wednesday. The three year check is pretty uneventful and she was healthy. She is also very tall. I call it 'stupid tall'. She's 40 inches (like a 4+ year old) and 30 pounds (like a 2 1/2 year old). Her BMI is really low, ha! She only weighs two pounds more than she did last year at her well check, but she's three inches taller. It's just crazy. So I think her percentiles are 99th and 40th or something similar.