Monday, July 11, 2011

The Pre-"birthday party" party

My 30th birthday is less than a week away, while Sara Beth's 3rd birthday is 3 weeks away, and already she has more presents than me; fortunately, she is getting old enough that I can play with some of her presents too. When Heather's mom asked what Sara Beth wanted for her birthday, Sara Beth responded "a basket ball and a dump truck." When the package came in the mail, Sara Beth played with the dump truck all morning. Around lunch time, Heather noticed that Sara Beth was no longer tearing through the house with her new toy. Sara Beth decided that the truck was getting tired, so she tucked it into her bed for a nap. This past weekend, Sara Beth and I put the basket ball to good use. She would practice bouncing the ball to me, and I would practice throwing it in the net.

For the 4th of July, Heather made a cake. Sara Beth decided that it had to be a birthday cake, so it became "Slithery the snake's" cake. We sang "Happy Birthday" and Sara Beth had the snake blow out the imaginary candles.

In case you were wondering, we really don't see Catta around the house all that often while Sara Beth is awake. This picture gives a good indication of the reason: Sara Beth enjoys snuggles much more than the cat does.

Sometimes, you just need to get on a laptop really quick to check for email messages (at least, you do if you don't have a fancy cell phone). Sara Beth will pull up her laptop and check her messages too.

So, we were rearranging furniture around the house, and were trying to find a good spot to put a cedar chest from my Grandma. We ended up moving it into Sara Beth's room. She quickly dubbed it her "princess table". Also in the photo, you can see her round globular clock that turns green at 7:15am when Sara Beth is allowed out of her room in the morning. Well, theoretically, that is how it works, except Sara Beth kept opening it and resetting the time and alarm functions. After the second night of the alarm going off, I cracked open the clock and disabled all the buttons. It now requires a screwdriver to change the time, but the alarm hasn't gone off at in appropriate times either.

I was at Guitar Center purchasing a tuner and some new strings for my guitar. Sara Beth was fascinated by all the instruments, but I think the drum kits were here favorite.

For those of you with excellent observational skills, Sara Beth's shirt gives a hint of big things that are going to happen around here in December. I'll give more details next week.

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