Sunday, June 22, 2008

Maxwell and Alyssa

We let Maxwell continue his birthday week by letting his best friend Alyssa spend the night (Wendy and Kevin's little girl.)

They had so much fun playing outside in the sprinkler, then going to Rick's and playing games and eating pizza.

Friday, Gung and I took them to Idlewild. We had a blast riding all the rides and playing all kinds of games. Maxwell even won a BIG fish in the BIG crane machine. Did I mention it was BIG?

When we left the house, the weather said "NO RAIN", but later in the afternoon it started to thunder and lightning. They closed the water park !
We waited it out and it reopend. The kids had a blast playing on the big pirate ship.

But, once again, the storm came and it rained really hard.

We dried off and continued to ride rides and have fun after the rain pasted.

All of a sudden the intercom comes on in the park to tell us that the park is closing because a major storm is coming through. Well, that was fine because we were almost ready to go... but we had the jeep and the top was off!

I, of course, never really learned how to put the top on because that's what Brett is for!

So Gung and I are out in the storm trying to get the top on. We did okay, but water was still coming in and the kids were getting wet. There were no back windows or rear window!

We had to go to Somerset to take Alyssa home. The kids fell asleep just a minute or two after we left the park. They were so tired!

It rained the whole way, but we made it home safely. We can laugh about it now, but at the time it was not so fun.

Maxwell had a great time and was so happy his best buddy Alyssa was able to spend part of his birthday week with him. As soon as we dropped her off he wanted to know when she could come again.

Maxwell's Birthday Party

Maxwell celebrated his 5th birthday by having a big party at Chuck E. Cheese's. All his friends from school were there and some of his other special friends such as Alyssa, Leeann, Colin, and David.

The party was a blast. Chuck E. Cheese came out and lead the group in singing happy birthday.

Maxwell got so many great gifts. It was the best party ever!

That evening he got to pick where he wanted to go and eat. He picked Red Robin.

The staff came out and sang happy birthday to him and gave him an ice cream sundae. Then we let him go to Toys 'R Us to use the gift card that Gung got him for his birthday.

He picked out a "super-fun" Batman castle.
We went home and ended his birthday by watching a new movie he got as a gift.
Mommy and Maxwell were both so exhausted, they ended up falling alsleep before the movie was over. Daddy just shook his head.

What a great day it was!
Happy Birthday Maxwell!

Brett's Birthday

We celebrated Brett’s 45th birthday on June 3rd, with a small family party.
We had wings and birthday cake from Bruster's.
Maxwell, of course, had to help him open all his presents and cards.

It was a fun night !!