Sunday, February 22, 2009

My birthday part 1

I had a great birthday.  Chris made me breakfast while I chilled on the couch with the kiddos.  He had to run out after that to run some errands so I stayed home and cleaned since we were having people over that night.  I have to start off by saying that Chris and I don't buy each other gifts for birthdays but he came home with a new camera bag for me since my current one is a tight squeeze.  It was one that I picked out when we were looking a while back.  However, when we were looking I said I was sad that camera bags are all made for men.  I really wanted a girly one.  I ended up finding someone on etsy who makes gorgeous bags but I never ended up telling Chris about it because I certainly wasn't expecting a present for my birthday and my mom had already purchased the girly bag for me (it's on it's way).  So there was a little drama in the middle of the day.

But while Chris was out the kids were absolutely perfect playing together with no tantrums at all.

Jackson found my tripod in the closet then he got his camera and played with all of that for a while.

Then they were both in this storage container yelling at the top of their lungs while standing up and falling down.  That went on for a while.

My friend Stacey got these containers (the other one is pink for Maddie) for us for Christmas.  I haven't chosen a use for them yet but I think they are the kids favorite toys.  For some reason though tantrums always ensue over them.  They get aggravated when it collapses and they can't figure out how to fix it or one of a hundred other reasons.  They get put away many times just to avoid the tears.
The kids and me on my 36th birthday

The kids and me on my 35th birthday.  I can't believe how different they look!

Maddie crying because Jackson barely touched her or something equally horrific.

Jackson wearing my shoes

to be continued...


Stacie said...

Oh, wow! Happy belated birthday!

Wendy and Karen said...

Incredible pictures as always!

E, SS and the Little Man said...

Happy birthday. Love the comparison shot from last year. I also love the picture of Maddie tasting coffee. Priceless!