Saturday, February 2, 2008

Dane's Birthday!

So I know it's been a long time since I've written. I don't know where the time goes. But I figured everyone would want a full report on the birthday party. Dane has been counting down the days, since 14 days ago to his birthday and it finally came yesterday. He was awake all night coughing the night before so he slept in till 11 o'clock. The poor kid was sick all day and constantly wiping his nose and hacking his lungs out. So at 11:30 he had his birthday breakfast which was a train shaped pancake, his favorite. We spent the day preparing for the party, making pizza, bread sticks, and pasta. Dane specifically wanted pizza and noodles, for the third year in a row. At 6 everyone came over and we played a Thomas beanbag toss game, ate dinner, opened presents, and ate cake. Dane had tons of fun, he loved his train cake and all the presents. We did get the packages from Alaska and I let him open them earlier when Calvin was here because Calvin had to work last night. Today I promised him we would do some activities, as he calls it with all his new art supplies. He finally got a suspension bridge for his train set, and he's really excited about that. And Keith got him some new underwear, which he really needed. Some of his were still size 2/3, a little tight.

Ty loved the party and thought it was for him too. We made little coloring books and notebooks for all the kids and they loved those. Overall it was a success, although he was a little mad that Grandma and Grandpa Kenley weren't home when he tried to call them.
We've been getting a lot of snow lately, we even had to dig our renter out of our driveway yesterday morning cause he got stuck backing out. It's nice to have all the snow though, I won't complain. We found a great sledding hill and we've been going Ice fishing a lot, well mostly Lee, but we all go sometimes and sometimes just Lee and Dane go. Dane even reels them in by himself! Ty hates the fish though. He loves animals, but not fish I guess.
I've been taking a little begining cake decorating class and I'm posting a picture of my first cake. Not too fancy yet, but I'm learning lots of cool things.
I'll go post some pictures now, hope you like them!