Sunday, April 29, 2012

April part 2

What?  2 blog posts in April!  Its your lucky day!

In April, a very special boy turned 10 years old.  In fact, it was my favorite son's birthday.  Yeah, I totally have a favorite son.

This is Jason, the morning of his birthday, April 25th.  He is anticipating great things.

Boy, was he right.  We didn't put the kids bikes in the shipment, so getting a bike is a top priority.  The tricky part is that here, they have to lug their bikes up to our flat rather than cruise into their parking spot in the garage.

Since it was raining all day and bitterly cold Jason made do and rode around our flat as best he could.  We took the kids out in the afternoon for a round of "crazy golf" (the UK term for miniature golf).  The boy smoked us all and made 4 hole in ones!

Later that evening he dined with the Avengers and was completely embarrassed when the waiter got our section of the restaurant to sing Happy Birthday to him.  Good stuff.

Since his birthday was on a Wednesday we also had a Saturday celebration with his buddies.  What's a party without these crazy friends?

The kids enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Riverside Museum, a museum about the history of transportation in Glasgow.  And if you know anything about Jason, you know that his first love has always been cars!

 After the museum we headed back to our place for dinner.

There was pizza...

and cake...

and ninjas!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April part 1

Say it with me: "It's a GOOD thing that Jen is too busy to blog!"

Right?  I mean, wouldn't you all feel bad if I had so much lonely, empty time on my hands that I blogged non-stop about how lonely and empty I feel?

Yeah, I'm not buying it either.  Let's do an April round-up:

In April, the girls learned that NOTHING repels a big brother like the threat of a sister's kiss.  

The kids attended our church's Holiday Club in the week leading up to Easter.  They LOVED it.

And here they are in their Easter finery.  After this shot we bundled up in 13 layers and headed out to church.

Also in April, our SHIPMENT finally arrived.  The word SHIPMENT is forever established in our children's vocabulary as a noun meaning "the big mysterious container that has kept our beloved toys hostage for 3 months!"

Perry finally made it to Glasgow.

And Lego fever has completely consumed the boy.

And my 4th child arrived and is waiting for a proper christening.  I'll take suggestions...

Last, but certainly not least, our quest to find an awesome burger in Glasgow lead us to our own kitchen where Darren created the most amazing delicacy the world has ever known.  At least, that's how it felt to us after suffering through some awful Scottish burgers.

So there's April, part 1.  In part 2 we'll discuss the event entitled, "Jason's birthday".  Yup, part 2 is on its way...