Friday, March 26, 2010
My last post was supposed to be Evan's birthday post, but I kind of got carried away with talk of aging and bad parenting. So here's Evan's real birthday post.
I wasn't just running around the house freaking out about having a five year OLD son. We actually did some celebrating too.
First we went to the discovery gateway museum.
If anyone wants to know what China is like just go to that museum on a Saturday and imagine all the kids have black hair, are speaking Chinese and have their crotchless pants tucked into their socks. I guess what I'm trying to say is that on Saturdays the discovery gateway museum is extremely crowded, as crowded as a Chinese subway station,
so pretty crowded, don't go there on a Saturday.
This picture was taken on a normal Sunday morning on our way to church, we had to hold our kid's hands really tight.
We took Evan, Meici and two of their cousins to the museum, but none of their parents. It was just me and Z trying not to lose four little kids. Holy cow we almost didn't succeed. We thought it would be easy, you know, I watch two kids, Z watches two kids, but there were hundreds of kids there, how are you supposed to know which one is yours, they're all about the same size and all have shirts on, so it's pretty tough.
Then we went to McDonalds and got all the kids happy meals.
I don't have the proof, but they really did get happy meals, I'm not a liar.
Then we came home for pizza eating, cupcake decorating,
and pinata spatula-ing.
Pretty fun day.
I love this kid so much; he's the sweetest little boy I've ever had an epidural for. Just this morning while I was sweeping the kitchen floor he came in and said, "Wow Mom, it sure is clean in here. You did a great job, thanks so much for cleaning the floor."
So what if he didn't offer to help, at least he appreciates the work I do. He's going to make some woman very busy, but feel very appreciated.
He's such a great big brother too. He loves playing with Meici, even when Meici doesn't really feel like playing, he demands she play with him, or else...
He is also very obedient, whenever I tell him to clean his room he hurries to it without complaining, but then later when I open his jammie drawer I find all his toys that used to be on the floor.
Evan loves wearing hats.
Especially his army helmet. Whenever we're about to leave the house he says, "oh wait, gotta get my helmet." He's so cautious.
He wears it at the store.
Okay, so it's not really a "store" it's the DI.
We go there to DONATE!
It's not like we bought all our dishes and furniture there.
we really did
He wears it to the library.
He wears it in the bathtub.
And he wears it when he goes dragon slaying.
He does not, however, wear it when he gets a hold of the camera and takes self portraits.
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