Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm finally getting around to posting this.

I've been a little unmotivated to post lately because it takes for stinkin' ever to upload pictures on my blog, anyone else have this problem? So, I'm a little late on this one.

I've had enough birthday cake in the last 2 weeks to last the rest of the year! First there was Devan's birthday, then we celebrated Iwalani's, and on Saturday we had a party for Devan and Tristan.

Friday Iwalani and Bruce came in from Washington. To bad they couldn't escape the Seattle weather though. Out of all times to come it was the 3 days of cold and rain this month. It was so nice to have family here. Iwalani's birthday was last month, but we wanted to celebrate with her so we had some cake and blew out candles. It was actually Tristan's birthday too, but we didn't do much because we had his party the following day.

The boys party was a ton of the fun. I did a train theme and set up different stations throughout the house. The kids wore conductor hats and followed the train schedule to each train station. The first station was a art show where they made their own unique piece of art. The second was the game room where they played pin the nose on Thomas. From there they went to the fishing hole, and got tattoos at the sticker and tattoo parlor, and finally went to station 5, the bakery, where they decorated their own train cakes with frosting and candy. After that they were spoiled by loads of gifts, thanks everyone! The boys loved everything. I was so lucky to have Iwalani and Bruce here helping with everything, it made things go really smooth.

That night we went out to our favorite burger place, Bobby J's, home to the lb. burger!!! Sunday, Iwalani, myself, and devan went to church. The big boys had a case of the Sunday morning sickies, you know the sickness that starts around 10 and ends roughly around 2 when church gets out... o.k. I'm just giving them a hard time they were both sick, sorry guys. For an early dinner late lunch we went to Ohana's (If a late breakfast is called brunch, Is that called Dunch, Sunch, Lupper, or Linner? hmmm....) It was delicious like always.

Sadly, Monday came way to soon. Chd and I took a shot at tempting Iwalani and Bruce to move to San Antonio by looking at some model homes at the subdivision across from ours. They were beautiful and now Chad and I are hoping to one day move over that way! After we checked those out it was time for them to take off so we said our goodbyes. It was sad to see them go. The boys had a blast with all of the extra attention. Thanks for the nice visit Iwalani and Bruce!

Playing Outside.

Yummy Ohana's!

Tristan loves his big stuffed dog from grandma and grandpa.

The recorders were a big hit with the boys!

Best Buddies.

The party...

I'm glad I didn't frost Tristan's cake, he would have been a mess! (I know, I'm no fun)

Evidence that Devan stole Kara's jelly bean.

Happy Birthday Iwalani!

Iwalani looking stylish in her conductor hat

Devan having fun with Grandpa Bruce.


Jessica said...

How exciting! Your train theme and station ideas are awesome! Both of my boy's Bdays are coming up so maybe we'll have to steal your ideas!

Lauren said...

Wow Lana, you are so creative! I think I'll throw Jake that same party come June...he'd LOVE it! :) Sounds like you've had a busy, fun month with lots of guests! Oh, and Jake totally gets the "sunday morning blues" WAY TOO often! But, he gets over it once we're on our way to church and he knows I'm not turning around! :)

Seth and Natalie said...

I just love visitors! I'm glad you had a ton of fun birthdays. The train stations is just a stroke of brilliance for a party. Good luck convincing some family to move down your way:)

Bree said...

I'm glad you had such a great visit!! Looks like all the partying was a blast. Loved your ideas for the train stations--so cute! I can't believe how big the boys are getting!! :)

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