So, we finally got to Monday, Jacob's actual birthday. Unfortunately, it wasn't a good day for either of us to be off from work, so it was mostly just a normal day for all three of us. Jacob definitely wasn't happy about it, because he just wanted to stay home and play with his toys. And really, I did too. It had been such a busy, fast weekend and the last thing I wanted to do was head into another full week of work. I quickly cut up the pan of rice krispie treats I made the night before, and bagged up the little favors I did. I opted to avoid the bag o' stuff that a lot of kids do (got one yesterday, for another birthday--five in Jacob's class within a week!), most of which is crap. Instead, I opted for one piece of crap and a few kid-friendly snacks. I got some of the Wegmans Fruit Strips, which are natural and I think one serving of fruit. I also got some of the Safety Suckers, the ones with the looped stick, and two packs of Smarties per kid (an easy-to-eat, stain-free candy). I tied them all together with ribbon, stuck them in a mini slinky-esque toy, and tied to the ribbon to the slinky. No need for bags, and the total cost per kid was about $1. Not bad, right?
|Definitely should have gone for a prettier color of fruit strip, though!|
By the time we got home, I was eager to pull out the rest of Jacob's gifts--the ones from us--and have Craig open his Father's Day (and early anniversary) gift from me, which arrived Monday afternoon. Jacob's first gift was a new Brady Brady book that we had picked up during our last trip to Toronto. He didn't seem too impressed, but he did enjoy it that night at bedtime! Next up was what he thought was a chest protector:
And as far as Father's Day, I gave Craig a GPS. He's not the best with directions and when we get ourselves a little lost it's never a good thing as we both get frustrated, so I'm also considering it a "marriage preservation" device, which is why it's great for an anniversary gift, too! No more arguments! I'm hoping we can enjoy it while on vacation at some point this summer, and he might find it useful when he's traveling for work (generally up in Canada), too. And when we venture to the other side of town. :) And here's Jacob's daycare gift for Craig:
|It's a magnetic picture frame made with tongue depressors and the cute little shapes. I provided one of Craig's favorite pictures for it, too :)|
So, Jacob's big birthday celebration finally came to an end. We're slowly going through the gifts and bringing them into the playtime rotation, but I'm dying to have more time for him to just sit and enjoy them! One of these days. He's been a bit cranky since, but I'm chalking that up to some remaining sleep deprivation from the weekend. Hoping, anyway. So far three isn't much different from two, but let's hope those terrible twos wear off quickly!