June 20, 2008

brief intermission:b-day bust

In case you hadn't noticed, I kind of stink at throwing kid birthday parties. I really did attempt to think about throwing Ollie a little pj party/breakfast but things were hectic with Finn's birthday, Father's Day and my sinus infection. Maybe I can still attempt a little something next week, but until that transpires, Ollie's birthday was a total bust. Not that he noticed. We sang him happy birthday over a graham cracker for Pete's sake. Then we gave him one present from Finn and Calvin: a retro Fisher Price Musical Teaching Clock.I found it at Target. When you turn the back dial it plays one song. No bells or whistles. I complained to John that this clock doesn't ring or ding or do much of anything at all. He had to remind me that it was a retro clock, without all the digital hoopla. It took me a minute to actually adjust to the simplicity of it. And it think it will be very useful for teaching both Finn and I to tell time on a clock with hands:)

Even though there wasn't the excitement of an actual party, we did have the joy of watching Ollie learn to walk. On Father's Day, John and I were commenting on how Ollie did not seem too interested in walking. Other than a step or two, he would rather crawl. No sooner did the words leave our mouths and Ollie proceeded to walk between 8 and 10 steps down the hallway. And though he still likes to crawl a lot, every day he seems more and more interested in walking. He now makes several attempts throughout the entire day. He falls a lot, but overall, I think Ollie is on his way. And now, the drunken baby walk:

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9 comments:

  1. hehe!! I love his little trilling noise as he meanders along. So cute!!
    I'm sorry you have a sinus infection, I hope you're feeling better!

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  2. Oh, that's too too cute! I love the sound effects he adds - it just makes the walking that much more exciting! LOL

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  3. Eeeek! I love the drunken baby walk so much - it's one of my favorite stages! He is just about the cutest thing ever! I think that I watched the video five or six times while I nursed Elise, LOL!

    I hope you're feeling better soon! And I just want to tell you that I have done/still do the same birthday "parties" for our kiddos that you do for yours (including the "surprise this playdate is also a birthday party, while we're here anyway" type of party), with a big-ish blowout every 5 years or so. And everyone is perfectly happy with the arrangement. LOL!

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  4. i cant believe how awesome that is! im so proud! he will have to show elijah all about it tomorrow. i love the video.

    and on elijahs birthday I got got eyebrows waxed, my lashed dyed, and a hour and a half massage. then i went to a movie and got frozen yogurt. lijah got nada. :o) but hey, I was the one who gave birth, right :o)
    ...now i feel guilty

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  5. I totally had that clock! I bet my mom has saved it, I should ask her and we can see if it looks the same! I love it!

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  6. AAAAaaaak! He's SO big! I loves his noises too! K, monday, gretch and christie and i will come over for lunch and have a real party for him=) k?

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  7. i love that little clock! At christmas I bought Sam a bunch of old-fashioned, retro toys that are made of tin and stuff.

    can't wait for ollie's mini-party on Monday!

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  8. i love that little clock! At christmas I bought Sam a bunch of old-fashioned, retro toys that are made of tin and stuff.

    can't wait for ollie's mini-party on Monday!

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  9. LOL, I had that clock when I was little, and told my boys about it when we were at Target a couple weeks ago.

    Happy belated birthday to Ollie!

    Birthday parties are overrated. I keep trying to simplify. Last year I organized a Halloween party for our homeschool group, and made it for my middle son's 5th birthday so I wouldn't have to host a separate party. I was hoping he wouldn't notice when no one brought gifts. A few people did anyway, but it was a little awkward.

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