Earlier in the year, Davy asked me when I was going to make him a quilt. I didn’t think he was really serious about it except that he then asked me several more times throughout the summer and the fall. So, I decided to make him one for his birthday. The next question was what pattern would I do? After weeks of looking at patterns and thinking about the colors, Davy and I were shopping for some fall fabric when he asked me if he could pick out some fabrics for his quilt. It then became a hodge podge of colors and patterns and that’s when it hit me….I’ll make it the same as Andy’s! One day I will make Matty a quilt too and I love knowing that all three, although different colors, will still look the same. The fabric’s that I used were ones that he picked out, I picked out, a few from Andy’s quilt that I made as a wedding gift 10 years ago, and even a crib sheet of his that has sharks on it. It shouldn’t be surprising that he picked the green backing, but I did pick the star quilting pattern. He loved his quilt and that makes my heart melt.
It’s Davy’s birthday, and although his party is next weekend we couldn’t wake up today and not celebrate his big day. He woke up this morning on the little bed and found a present at his feet. He and Matty tore into it and found an entire geocaching kit. His others gifts which he found on the table were a quilt made by me, plastic blow bubbles from Matty, a bean bag game from granny, and a $100 bill. Aunt Brandie and Uncle Laurence spent the night too, so for breakfast we ate cream cake and sang Happy Birthday.
Matty loves to bounce, so this year we decided to have his birthday party at “The Bounce House” over on Linebaugh near Westchase. What is perfect about this bounce house location is the large indoor jungle gym that it has. It is perfect for 4 year olds. The theme of Matty’s party was Chuggington, a cartoon train character on the Disney channel. He loves trains. About 20 of his little friends came out to help him celebrate his birthday. He had a wonderful time.
We couldn’t have little Matty’s birthday go by without celebrating with his friends at school. He was so excited when I arrived at school, and as we set the tables his little shy side set in. All I wanted was to squeeze him and make him smile. We sang happy birthday, he blew out his candle, and we all cheered. I can’t believe my baby is 4…
Matty and Jay Alvarez…
Our little boy turns 6 today!!! Davy woke up this morning to find a big present in his bed…a new Razor scooter. Since his party is Phineas and Ferb, it just seemed so fitting to buy a themed scooter for him. The scooter was the perfect gift because in the last couple of weeks he has picked up riding the scooter more and more, and his old one was rusted from being left outside over night. Matty also thought of a gift for Davy, a new battery for his Jeep. The two of them hopped in and took off down the driveway this morning…so cute. For breakfast I made him chocolate chip pancakes and sent him to school with a full belly.
Although we celebrated at school yesterday and his party is coming up this weekend, I didn’t want his actual day to be too overlooked…so I asked him what he wanted to do and he said, “Oh, I know…how about a Root Beer Float Party!” That we can do. After dinner we invited the neighbors over and sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to our beautiful boy… So proud of him!
Matty found a Mickey Pirate Ship in his bed this morning when he woke up, and both of the boys were up bright and early playing… Andy and I climbed out of bed and greeted them with smiles. We sang Happy Birthday and I pulled out the pan to make him a big plate of chocolate chip pancakes. These pancakes are special for the boys because we don’t usually give them chocolate for breakfast, I love to watch them squeal with delight.
Next up, Matty had his doctor’s appointment. He weighed in at 34 pounds and is 38.5 inches tall. He is a healthy boy. Afterwards, I took him to two different parks to play. He loves to play outside.
I asked him what he wanted for his birthday night, and he asked for brownies. So with our hats on and our friends all here…we sang to Matty bear and watched him blow out his candle… Here’s to number 3! Love you baby!
I asked Davy what he wanted his birthday theme to be on his actual birthday and he said, “How to train your Dragon”, a movie that recently came out. Lucky for me the party store had a few items left…so Dragons it is. In continuing with traditions, Davy woke up this morning to find a present in his bed…a new bug catcher kit and breakfast of his choice.
In his class, the way the celebrate birthday’s is by having the child bring in his favorite book so Davy picked, The Elf on the Shelf and It’s Christmas David. He got lucky and Ms. Fruit read both of them. Now we all know that I have to bake a cake on their birthday’s and this time I decided to get creative and make his in the shape of a “5” and I didn’t do so bad if I do say so myself.
He was so excited when he walked in the door. I had decorated with balloons and streamers and picked up happy meals for him, Matty, and his friends next door. Of course we couldn’t wait to give him his present, so we got right to it!
This card was a singing card…he loved it. And I wish that I had captured the true look on his face when he opened his present…but don’t worry, Andy got it on video…priceless, mouth dropped open, shocked, thrilled beyond belief…he was so happy…
This year we decided to do one really large birthday party for the boys at Pump-It-Up, a warehouse that is filled with all different types of jump houses. I let Davy decided where he wanted the party, and as I listed off the different places such as: movie theater, bowling alley, the house… and then Pump-It-Up, his face just lit up and he says, “Mama, can we really have my party at Pump-It-Up??!!!” How can you say no to that? So that’s it. As easy as that. As for the theme, he originally wanted rockets and space, but somewhere along the way he decided that he wanted it to be pirates again. And to be honest, pirate party favors are a lot easier to get than rockets… :O)
The boys had a really good turn out of kids to their party. There were old friends, new friends, school friends, and neighborhood friends. We were excited for them.
After the party was over we went home, the boys took a much-needed rest, and then we opened the presents! There were so many and I was so involved helping them and writing down who gave us what…that I forgot to take a few pictures. Oh well… :O) Jamison and Molina came over to play with the new toys and for dinner we all went over to the new burger joint, Burger 21. The kids loved their dinner and even more so they loved their milkshakes!!!