Happy Birthday, Jamisen
It’s hard to believe that two years have passed since Jamisen came home and added to our happiness quotient. We had a wonderful time with Jamisen’s birthday party. It was low-key, with family only. I’m guessing this is the last time we’ll get away without any of Jamisen’s little friends at his party.
Jamisen was still a little confused about what all the fuss was for but he gamely played along, eating a mini cupcake (not the one in his hands; that one never got eaten), clapping after ‘Happy Birthday’ was over and enjoying the house full of family.
Jamisen was confused about the presents. He couldn’t understand why we made him rip open the paper, see the toy, say ‘thank you’ and then *not* let him play with the toy right then and there. He learned a lot about delayed gratification. We had said ‘no presents’ but it’s hard to go to a party with a little tyke and not want to buy something fun. He did get a drum set (thank you Grandma Kelly and Grandpa Winston) that seems to be a favorite, closely followed by an indoor golf set from Auntie Sharon.
As a birthday gift for Chris and I, Grandma and Grandpa Faiola took Jamisen to the park. Jamisen loves his rock throwing (more than anything!) and is proving to be a typical boy with his fascination of water, rocks, dirt and mud.
It was nice to get some date time with my husband to (eeeek) plan our house move. That’s right, we’re moving this week because every woman that is 8.5 months pregnant desperately wants to pack an entire house and then unpack the same house. (shrugs shoulders). Meh. You can’t time when the ideal family home will come onto the market and desperately call out your name with a plaintive, “I will be perfect for your growing family.” It’s going to be a wonderful time for us to bond as a family during this move and then make new family memories bringing the new baby home in the new house.
Thankfully, we had Grandma and Grandpa Faiola to help with some of the heavy packing for a day and get us a good head start on the moving process. We are not hiring professional movers so it’s going to be a long week – but I am looking forward to cleaning and organizing. It’s like spring cleaning, just a little early! Plus, I do know where to get boxes. =) Have a great week! I’ll be blogging and checking in like normal after Jamisen goes to bed at night.