Monday, February 02, 2009

Our 6 year old little man

Hayden's actual birthday was on Thursday but we had a small party on Saturday with a few family members. He was so excited to see everyone and to have a day dedicated to himself. We ordered pizzas (I would normally cook something really good but I am supposed to stay off my feet as much as possible) and had a mint custard concrete cake with mini M&Ms from Culver's. We all relaxed and chatted while Hayden opened his gifts. His favorite gift was the marble toy that my IPs sent him. Grandpa Steve worked hard to get it all set up for him. That night we went to Red Robin for dinner and Hayden enjoyed being sang to by the wait staff.

On Sunday, we headed up to Fort Collins so that Hayden could spend all of the birthday money he had accumulated. We took him to an awesome toy store but didn't find anything he really wanted. We took off to Target after that and he got himself a new game for his Nintendo DS (Diddy Kong Racing) and then we ventured over to Toys R Us where he bought Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii. He still has $25 to spend and I would be willing to bet that he will use it to buy another DS game soon.

Last Thursday, we did several fun things since it was officially his big day. I took him to get hot cakes from McDonald's (at his request) and then I picked up some goodies for his class to eat. Emerson and I joined his class just after 3pm to celebrate with all the kiddies. We had M&M cookies, sour cream potato chips, Starburst candies and juice boxes. I really wanted to take cupcakes but the teachers request that you don't since kindergartners can be really messy. I can't say that I don't blame them for that, lol. For dinner, we ventured toward Denver to eat at a really random Mexican restaurant known as Casa Bonita. If you watch South Park on tv then you have likely seen an episode based on this weird place. There are guys who dive into a small pool of water in the middle of the place, a broken arcade, mediocre food, a guy dressed in a silly gorilla suit, Black Bart's Cave and lots of strange rooms for the kiddies to explore. The place is really odd. My friend Melissa brought her family to join us (her son Brayden was in Hayden's pre-k last year and they are good friends). Clayton took the kids to explore the place while Melissa, her hubby Rob and I sat and enjoyed some adult conversation for awhile. We all agree that this place stunk and isn't worth our time. At least the kids still managed to enjoy themselves.