Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Cash & Riley!!!

Cash & Riley had a very fun 4th birthday...or that is what they told me anyway! 
We have had so many birthday parties to go to lately and every time we go to one I give the kids their "instructions".  I tell them that the birthday child is the one who blows out the candles and opens the presents. 
So today they were very excited to hear that they were the ones who were getting to blow out the candles and open presents...finally!
I had the table decorated for them when they came down in the morning.  I didn't let them open any presents before KDO to avoid any meltdowns since we have to leave the house by 8:30 am!  Much to my delight, we had a major meltdown to deal with anyway!
Riley couldn't find her dog to take to school and wanted to find it herself.  Well, I found it and that didn't sit well with her.  She actually took the dog back upstairs, put it back in its "hiding" place and "found' it herself.  Then she went on to hide in the office until I found her.  When I asked her what was wrong she told me she was hiding because I was "being mad at her". 
It makes me feel bad now, but at the time, didn't care...I was mad at her.  Ahhhh, she was acting like a crazy woman.  You should have seen her.  I think she may have been possessed for a short while, but we got through it and made it to school only 15 minutes late! 
After school, the kids opened their cards from Grandma and Grandpa.  Tripp even got one which was nice.  Transformers and My Little Pony birthday cards WITH stickers and no confetti...thank you Sue.  What could be more perfect.  They both kept saying that those were their favorite and they were very excited about their cards.
We got home and opened presents, the kids played, ate dinner and then had our "cake".  I used Brownie Bites instead of cake.  They only ever lick the frosting off of the cake so I decided to get something I thought they would actually eat this year.  And it had to be something we could stick candles in.  I think Rileys favorite part of her birthday is when she gets to blow out the candles. 
She loves it.
So we had a great 4th birthday celebration here at the Johnson home with just the 6 of us.  Cash and Riley are busy playing with their ponies and transformers and anxiously awaiting their grandparents arrival this weekend. 
More birthday celebrations to follow!!!

1 comment:

  1. Aww, what a fun birthday celebration! I'm with you on getting them what they like and want to eat for their birthday cake--it's their day! :)

    So funny about the missing puppy; that is something Cal would have done at that age, too!