Silas Turns 3!
Silas turned three yesterday and we enjoyed a nice day with a low-key celebration at home and fittingly, Silas stayed in his pjs all day. There were some tantrums just to remind us that we're not out of this difficult phase yet, and a lot of hoopla over going to bed, but he enjoyed his birthday and i do feel like this one was a good celebration that we all made it through this year!
We started with a special breakfast that Silas chose and JT cooked. Then lots of time playing and some Diego videos and after naps, time to open all the presents. When Silas woke up from his nap i went in to him and while i was snuggling for a minute Henry brought Silas a dora balloon and said "Happy Birthday Silas!" and gave him a big hug.
Henry's really helpful attitude continued while we opened gifts which was nice. Because when we opened an early gift a few days ago, Henry had a complete and utter meltdown that the gift was for Silas and there wasn't a gift for Henry-- and that Silas might want to play with "his" gift first. In a way it was nice that happened earlier because we had been prepping for Silas' actual birthday for a few days, talking with Henry about how it would go-- that the presents would be for Silas, etc.
When the time came Henry was great. He was excited and helpful to Silas opening gifts but he didn't take over or try to steal anything away. I feel like they've both been loving all their gifts and it was definitely fun to watch their excitement.
Preparations continue apace here for the Frog and Toad Birthday party. While Oma was here a few weeks ago she sewed the bean bag frogs that will be the main item in the kids goodie bags. I got them stuffed with lentils last night and all sewn up. Aren't they cute!? I used the tutorial here which worked great (or at least i think it did-- Sheree did the hard part!)
I also finished the birthday crowns for the boys. Here's a picture of Silas' which predictably he liked but wouldn't deign to put on his head. Henry's will make an appearance on his actual birthday.
I've also finished the pennant flags which i don't have a picture of yet and i'm close to finishing the frog and toad parachuters, which i will definitely post once i've got them ready.