Monday, September 8, 2008

Trophies & Birthdays & Parties, Oh My!

Whew! What a week. It was quite a whirlwind.

Tuesday was awards night for the tennis program. As I've mentioned a million times once or twice, Silas won the tennis championship for the six and under set. This is the look that trophy inspired:




Then Wednesday was his fifth birthday. He woke up convinced he was two feet taller and ten times stronger because now he was a "five guy". He's going to chop the firewood and mow the lawn later. This is the first glimpse of him as the newly awoken five guy:




His day at school entailed him being 'helper of the day', which is like being the pimp daddy of the preschool set, and then having birthday cupcakes for snack. When he got home he got his gifts from mom (new scooter and helmet) and from dad (new fishing pole and tackle box).

Sunday was his birthday party at a local arcade/waterpark/golf course. That place rocks! They have waterslides, bumper boats, splash zone plus the inside stuff. They had a blast. Even got to ride a train during which the "conductor" gave them each their very own train whistle. I'm putting pins into his voodoo doll as we speak.

So that's where I've been this past week. You can rest easy now that you're caught up. (a bit of facetiousness there, lest you think I'm serious) I'll probably spend the rest of this week trying to figure out why my pictures are falling out of their frames up there.

8 comments:

Willow said...

I'd love to have seen the look that trophy inspired on YOUR face! He's a gorgeous looking little boy, and the party sounded awesome. Glad you had a great time.

Kate said...

I'm that bad babysitter that gives kids the noisy toys. Yep. That's me. Tamborines, recorders, bells and whistles, drums and maracas. I'm the devil herself.

Twisting Ivy said...

Happy Birthday Silas! Wow... a big 5 year old now. =)

Ree said...

When you figure out the right voodoo for that doll, let me know, okay?

Vanessa said...

Oh little boys and trains! Happy Birthday little guy!

Candy said...

Ohhh I miss the days when a boy was happy with a scooter and a fishing pole. Now it's Xboxes and cars for god's sake.

sam {temptingmama} said...

Oh Mah Gah! The look on his face with the trophy is PRICELESS!

Awesome party! My family is NOTORIOUS for giving noise toys. Drive me effin' batty. LOL

jen @ the cubicle's backporch said...

That is such a cute picture of him with the trophy! And I remember when my siblings were the 'helper of the day'. They were always so excited!!