Sean is 155 weeks old today. This is how he spent his day:
Our first guests to arrive today included my sister-in-law, my nephew and my SIL's boyfriend. They are spending the next 4 days at my house - until sometime on Christmas Eve.
One of my closest friends Dara arrived. If you were to ask me if I had a best friend (I'm not so good with the best friend thing, I have a lot of close friends, though, I really like my space) - so right now like I said, if you were to ask me who my best friend was - it would have to be Dara. She's awesome, and we have a lot in common. She also had 2 boys, a 7 year old and a 15 month old. Her 15 month old is Mack's best friend. Dara rocks. I hope she remains a very good friend for a long time to come, and that life doesn't tear us apart. Most of the best friends I've had in my life time, have all seemed to have life move them away. We still keep in touch, but it's just not the same. Or life has brought different paths for us to take, and we're just on different pages in our life. Dara right now, seems to be on the same page as me, and I'm glad she's in my life. She came today with just Mack's best friend, as his older brother hurt himself last night at a gymnastics party he went to and wasn't able to make it today.
Sean got some wings made out of Balloon by the Magician we hired for the show. I didn't see this until afterwards when I saw it on film. You see, I am really afraid of balloons. I can't stand them. I had one popped in my face as a young child, and I freak out near balloons. I admit that I shriek like a 4 year old girl when a balloon is popped in the same room as me.
After the balloons were over, the Magician started his show. His show was just okay. He made some inappropriate jokes that were adult rated, and he should have kept the show just for the kids. I didn't appreciate the jokes, but they made me laugh.
And he had to help me cut it. That was one of the promises I made to get him to allow me to cut it up into pieces. It makes me feel good that he didn't want me to even cut it up.
Last year we invited 20 kids, and there was a huge snow storm the day of his party. Only 4 kids showed up. This year, from 18 that were invited, we had 9 of the 14 who said they were for sure coming actually come. Not a bad turn out. Enough to make the Magician we hired worth while.
Though, his fave gift that he got today was this Carey Price statue (the Habs main goalie) that my in-laws got him (my father-in-law and step-mother-in-law). He didn't want to open a single gift after he opened this one. Nothing else mattered.
Mack had no nap today. I can't believe it. By the evening he was slap happy. I finally got him to relax, and of course, found him in his spot with his fave thing - the remote control to the tv.
We babysat my nephew this evening while my sister-in-law and her boyfriend went out for dinner. I got the boys to color while we waited for dinner to arrive (we ordered in pizza for the kids).
Sean's actually out right now! He went with my nephew, Sister-in-law and her boyfriend to watch Jamie's hockey game. I would never usually allow this, but because he won't be going into school this week, and is on vacation, I allowed it. I hope he's out having a good time! I'm going to go finish wrapping some last minute holiday gifts while Mack is sleeping and there is peace & quiet in the house.