Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekend of Firsts

Friday, May 18
Last Friday night David and Caleb got to experience their first camping trip together.  There are 5 little boys in our neighborhood that are around the same age and one of the boys invited all the boys and their daddy's over for a camp out in their backyard.  Caleb was super excited even though he had never been camping and didn't know what to expect.  After David got off work on Friday he and Caleb loaded up their things and took their long hike to the end of the cul-de-sac where Austin lives.  Caleb wanted to take his nap mat with him and also loaded up some guns and a sheet that he thought he needed on his adventure.

 Each father/son combo brought their own tent and set up for the night.

 Here is a look at the adventurous bunch....Drew, Caleb, Austin, John and Carson

 That evening they enjoyed hot dogs, roasting marshmallows, making smores, chasing each other around the backyard with their flashlights and even sported some fun glow in the dark necklaces.  David said the boys had a blast and was surprised I didn't hear them down at our house screaming and laughing like a bunch of girls.

 David sent me a text around 10:15 that night when they were rounding them all up for bed that included a little sound bite of all the boys yelling from their tents telling one another goodnight.  It sounded like something you would have heard from the "Waltons" TV show :-)
 Apparently the boys started waking up around 5:45am the next day as the sun was coming up.  Before coming home they fixed eggs and sausage and had breakfast together.
 Caleb had a blast and was pretty tired and very dirty when he came home.  I think he is definitely ready for his next camping trip.

Saturday, May 19
Last Saturday we decided to go out to eat, David suggested Shoguns which is somewhere I haven't been in forever and Caleb has never been.   Caleb loved getting to sit at the grill and enjoyed watching the chef prepare our meal.  He insisted on using the kids chopsticks and ended up eating most of his meal with them.  He loved the whole show and ate a ton of food.  On Sunday he got out his kitchen supplies and pretended like he was the chef and re-enacted the experience complete with pretending like he was catching eggs in a bowl behind his back and flipping up a pretend scrambled piece of egg for me to try to catch in my mouth.

I love getting to watch him experience new things and am so glad he had a great weekend and that he got to spend some time making memories with his Daddy going camping.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Bringing Back the 80's

I thought we would do a little flash back in time to March in effort to get caught up on some of my blogging. 

This year for David's 40th birthday I decided to throw him a surprise party.  I'll admit putting together adult birthday parties is not necessarily my strong suit and then to throw in that it's a surprise made me a bit nervouse.  I decided not to worry about trying to keep David away from the house until everyone got there but just wanted the idea of the party to be a surprise.  Good thing this was my approach because of all days David made it home from work early (we had it on a Friday night) and ended up beating everyone to the party. 

It was quite funny when David arrived home.  I had the party decor up, was dressed in my 80's attire and had the 80's music playing in the background.  He just came in like any other day and acted like he didn't notice anything.  I finally had to ask him if he was the least bit curious why I was dressed the way I was and that's when the deer in the headlight look kicked in and he said well he noticed the music and thought my outfit was a little different but though maybe that's how pregnant women were dressing these days (yep that exactly it, that's how us prego people role LOL).  It was a bit comical as he didn't really know how to react when I told him he beat everyone there and he started wondering if he should leave and come back or what.  He then got all nervous that he didn't have an 80's outfit planned and started rummaging madly through his closet.  I started giving him suggestions I had come up with but he was set on doing a Miami Vice theme outfit.

Instead of going with the 'Over the Hills Theme' I thought it would be fun to do an 80's party and have people dress up.  I found this cute Pac-Man cake idea on Pinterest and let the rest role from there.

I tried to remember some of the different foods from the 80's so we had Pizza and Buffalo Wings for dinner and snacked on things like Cool Ranch Doritos, Fruit Roll-UPs, Skittles, Combos, Kool-Aid, Pepsi and Coke.  The guys also busted out some old hand held electronic games that David had from around that time frame and at some point David took over the music and started looking up songs on the computer that he remembered from the 80's and some short, mini sing alongs occurred.
The Birthday Boy

Here is a look at our friends in their gnarly 80's outfits :-)   

John and David in their flash back to Miami Vice

Caleb sporting his Donkey Kong shirt

We had a contest where everyone voted on the best 80's outfit and Beth won!  She got to take home some nostalgic items such as Cool Ranch Doritos, Big League Chew bubble gum and the Breakfast Club movie.

It was so fun to see everyone's different outfits from the 80's.  I think it ended up being a good time had by all and was a fun way to celebrate David's 40th birthday.

Happy 40th Birthday David!