So, we were going to have friends come over and play one afternoon.... this is what the boys did to "get all ready to wait for them" and they were like this for 30 minutes before they came over. Dragged their blankets and pillows and laid down to wait.
Then when the friends came over, we had a huge outdoor picnic.
Collin's friend Tessa and Collin really had an imagination going on with the picnic. Too funny.
Oh, and this isn't even complete, but Collin's new favorite way of dressing? His footie pajamas, tighter bottom pjs on the top and boots. This "ensemble" is numerous costumes. Usually we have a sword and a hat and a bow and arrow as well, but apparently not in this picture. Seriously.....it is quite funny if he weren't so serious about it.
So, ever since we moved into our house, I have known it was only a matter of time until someone fell and cracked a forehead on the fireplace/hearth. Especially since I did that exact same thing when I was little. So, beginning of February was finally the time. I actually can't believe we lasted that long really. Liam was going after a balloon and crack. Ryan was there (good thing he is always there when our boys fall and crack heads because I can't handle the initial bleeding/goosegg/looking) and so after he cleaned it up we were going to go to the ER for stitches, but our friend told us the Instacare does that and they are cheaper. So we all went as a family and Liam loved that he got to watch cartoons while we waited.
We got some numbing medicine that made the cut look lots worse than it really was.....
And then after the doctors told us we go to choose between stitches and glue (what? How are we supposed to know? ) we chose glue since that meant we didn't have to return to get the stitches out..... he got glued up.
Really, it's a good thing this happened to Liam and not Collin. He was one brave kid. Collin was near the side of the room asking me all the time if it was hurting Liam, is he bleeding mom, etc. Let's hope Collin doesn't have an experience like that too soon. He isn't quite as brave in Liam in pain threshold. But, the glue has long since fallen off and he still has a little mark that will hopefully heal up as more time goes on. Otherwise, he can just have a cool Harry Potter scar like me :)
We had gone to the fun Play Place in Park City and the ice castles on Saturday, and Sunday, was more low key. Liam requested a Tigress cake (he had just seen Kung Fu Panta 2 the night before with his cousins) so I truly attempted it, and Liam thought it looked great. Really, it looked terrible, but it tasted good.
He loved opening all his presents.
And a few days after his birthday, the snow melted enough that the lawnmowers came out. Seriously, good investment Grandma made in those lawnmowers.