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Friday, August 21, 2009

Tyler's 4th Birthday!

Yes, my son turned 4 more then 2 months ago!! OH dear, where is time going??? His birthday fell on a Sunday this year so we made some yummy chocolate chip cookies to take to his Sunday school class! He felt so proud handing them out to everyone!! After church we went to Grandpa and Grandma's for lunch and then to Wal-Mart to pick out a gift. We were sure he would like a bike, something we were envisioning buying for him. But alas, all he wanted was this: The "Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe." I suppose we should enjoy these days when small priced items bring much happiness! The boys played for a long while with it in the back yard while Jake and I relaxed with Paisley! I will say that since our great birthday purchase, this thing has become my nemesis! It's quite the bugger to keep clean and I am constantly being beckoned to help make ice cream or be a customer. It's really hard to push the play-dog thru the tiny holes. I don't mind this, but it's the clean up that gets to me! I know, I should let them be, but there's nothing like having play doh everywhere! So, this toy has now retired to the bathtub....a nice compromise! Perhaps I'll take it outside again soon and let them have at it! If you're undecided about this purchase for your children, I'd say let it pass!
Before leaving Wal-Mart we got an Auntie Anne's pretzel and an iced cold lemonade and then let him ride the Tom and Jerry ride! Again, small things bringing much joy! The life: sip and ride!
Later in the day we made ice cream cones for everyone and blew out the "4" candle again and again!
My boys needed haircuts in these pictures which I will say I ventured out and did all by myself! I was impressed with how I did with my one tiny comb and dull scissors. I was even invited by my husband to cut HIS hair! That was fun and he was happy!! Whoo-hoo!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY 4 YEAR OLD BUDDY!!
TIME, please slow down....

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

We have the ice cream maker too. I agree with you!!!

Jena said...

oh I hear you!!! My girl starts school in 3 days!!!!

Dana said...

Funny!! Breanne used her Birthday money to buy the exact same ice cream maker. She loves it....I hate cleaning that thing!! Out come the toothpicks

Bess said...

Oh my word...that PlayDoh ice cream thing was top on Danae's third b-day list last year...and she got it from Grandma and Grandpa. :) Curt and I hate cleaning that thing (seriously, how many crevices can the PlayDoh get stuck in?!), and I have a general rule: If the PlayDoh is on the floor or dries up while playing, those pieces are trash. :)

Mark and Heather said...

i was cracking up because we have the same icreamaker and then cracking up more when i read your other comments! but my daughter loves it so its worth it right?
heather

tines said...

ahhhh! owen got the same ice cream maker for his 4th! (from aunt raquel). hilarious! i know, the toy is great fun and i LOVE that my kids love it (b/c they don't usually love toys)...but rrgh, my kids and play-doh aren't the best combo right now. owen LOVES to throw itty bitty pieces all over the place! someone hold me! i like the idea of taking it outside. i really do like to see them play w/ it...b/c it is super fun. xo