Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pic du Glow

Happy 4th Birthday to Samson!

Four years have flown before us, and yet, I feel as though I've savored and experienced them all! Our lil guy, who's only getting LESS lil, turned 4 on Monday, 11/16. Ron had to work that night, so we pushed the family celebrations to Tuesday.

In the meantime, for Monday, I made chocolate cupcakes to take to school along with goodie bags to hand out to his friends. Sam's cupcake was 'special' of course, but he didn't learn this until they were being passed out and he told me after school that it was his MOST FAVORITE part of his birthday! Aw. If you want to get kids this age to eat the cake and NOT JUST lick the icing, bake a Hershey kiss in the middle... i'm a genius! On his birthday morning, when he got up, I had a couple small gifties wrapped around the living room, that he had to 'find.' One was a Buzz Lightyear parachute guy from the dollar store. He thought that was funny. As i type this, 5 days later, i have no idea where it is now...

So Tuesday, Ron completely outdid himself by making the yummiest "kid-friendly" dinner - chicken wings, potato wedges, tacos and baked sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows on top! Sam really liked it all, and then we got to the cake! Again, Ron really created a masterpiece (for the record, i had to work all day, or I'da helped more!) with Sam's cake, as you can see in the pics. Just really creative and fun! I think Sam was pretty full from supper, because he asked to eat his cake the next day! ;-) After cake, we opened a few gifts from Nanny and Pop-Pop which became a bit of a Disney's "Cars" theme, especially paired with cousin Kathie's package that arrived the next day (a Cars game, undie set and pen). Sam got his first pack of boxer briefs, which cracks me up, at this age/size. Like his butt couldn't look ANY cuter! Haha.
Our sweet son is only getting taller and older and i'm soaking it all in... L♥ve you, Bubs.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Halloween 2009

The Telford Family was BUSY on Halloween day this year. About a month before, i stumbled upon a Finger Lakes Railway Halloween excursion i found online. It departed in Watkins Glen (30 min away) and traveled up/back the side of Seneca Lake for 90 min. Kids would get snacks, drinks and candy. Sounded like something Sam would get a kick out of, being that he was SOOOO into Thomas the Tank Engine "way back when."

This year, Sam happened to get 2 costumes to pick from; Spiderman i bought 2 weeks ago at Walmart, forgetting about a homemade Tigger in our basement (Ron remembered). So he picked Spiderman to wear on the train and Tigger to go trick-or-treating in. Which worked out awesome since it was actually 'warmish' during the day and chillier (but still very warm) at night. Reminded me of last year's temps. And Thom this year wore the "Lil' Devil" costume that Sam sported around the same age. Thom really had to squeeze into it - it's a forgiving costume! So cute!!!

We all had a great time all day. The train ride was fun (albeit SLOOOOOOOOOOWWW). Sam even won a prize for being "Best Superhero" (only other competition was Superman, also Walmart). The organizers were generous with pizza, Munchkins and juice. Nice little excursion.

Sam did GREAT trick-or-treating. Ron and i both were able to go out with him while Nanny (Shirley) stayed home with Thom and answered the door with candy as a witch. She loved doing that. She had a great time with Thom scrambling around as well.

THEN LATER THAT NIGHT (you thought i was done?) - we headed to our friends Christa's and Jon's house for an adult party. Awesome food spread, some beer (i wasn't even tempted - i brought my own seltzer) and good laughs with friends. It did not turn into a crazy frat party, but it was still nice to get our sans kids.

Ron and i went, if its not obvious by the pics, as "Mr. and Mrs. Clause on vacation." His idea. A brilliant one, i thought. Mrs. Clause's hair has just about bit the dust though, in taking it off for the night. The hair is some fake fiber stuff and its getting caught and ripped very easily, not to mention Sam undid the bun at the back, which was already giving me fits! I'll try to fix it.

Hope everyone's Halloween was fun and as "ghoul" as ours!!!