LHB-Family birthday party

LHB’s birthday is around the corner (don’t think like 4 or 5 days, we have above 15 days left) but the little guy started bringing it in conversation since December.

So, this year I told him ahead and got approval to celebrate it in 3 ways
1. Family day out to an indoor water park.
2. Simple party/play date with handful of boys from his class at home.
3. 7 gifts for turning 7 on the day of his birthday. He wanted a set of 3 cars from local pharmacy store!! (I know we buy toys from all stores) so getting two set of those cars will itself make it 6 and then I have to just buy one more gift πŸ˜€

So, today was the day to fulfill #1 as it was a long weekend holiday and there were no classes for kids though Adi was freaking out about her pending homework.

I made pongal and sambar for breakfast. We couldn’t wait to eat it during the drive so hot hot pongal with hot hot sambar was transferred to plates from stove and savored at home itself. Went to the indoor weather proof water park that was around 1 hour away from home. I got some deals from groupon for this park.

We spent about 3 hours at the park and the clan was bored. I mean what else can you do if they don’t want to go for any ride that is high, that needs you to lay flat on tummy on a slider or the least surfing. We spent most of the time in lazy river, warm pool, played basket ball in the pool and called it a day. Kids then spent next one hour in arcade and said they liked the arcade better than the water park **I was shaking my head heavily**

As we left early, decided to stop by a restaurant on the way to have late lunch. We went to Chili’s, Mexican restaurant and ordered as if there is no tomorrow. Ate most of it, packed the left overs and returned home in the evening.

The waiters sang happy birthday song for LHB and he acted shy as expected πŸ™‚

Choice of 3 appetizer
Classic Nachos
Southwestern chicken soup
Chicken quesidilla
Chicken Fajita
Cheese pizza
French fries
Mandarin oranges
Strawberry lemonade
Lava cake with ice cream

That’s LHB reaching out to M’s plate.

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Once back home, all of us took head bath and then went about getting ready for the work week. Adi did her homework while LHB and I got some long pending tasks done. We took down the Christmas tree and ornaments. LHB was such a big help in taking down all the ornaments and we had a nice chat while doing that.

I took off the serial lights from front yard, took off Christmas decorations at family room and packed them all neatly to be saved for next year. Cleaned and wiped kitchen, came to bed at 9:30pm and put kids to sleep sometime back.

I am typing this post while both of them are sleeping peacefully next to me. This is something I started following after moving to this home. To be part of kids bedtime routine so I give them the time to share anything about their day. We spent about 30 mins together before sleep doing things like reading, siblings fight, brushing, talk about random stuff and doze off. I love this routine.

This is a big change for me as on some days I have to force myself to get to bedtime routine even if the dishes are not washed yet. Its not easy but I have learned my priorities is all I can say!

Three days holiday has gone past in a jiffy!!!! Happy week ahead to all my readers.

 

15 thoughts on “LHB-Family birthday party

  1. Seems like you had a wonderful outing Ani. I love the idea of following the bed time routine. I’m glad you are enjoying the quality time spent with kiddos.

    • thank you Seema. I want to spend as much time as I can with the kids as Adi will fly out of this anisnest in next 2.5 years. I don’t know how I am going to handle that. LHB and I are going to just stare at each other I guess as Akka is our go to person whenever both of us need anything..

      • It is so hard to think of the kids flying our nests no? I can totally hear you sista. In my case, both will fly at once and make our home eerily empty and I dunno how we’ll deal with it. Let’s cherish every moment while they are still with us β™₯️

  2. Advance birthday wishes to LBH ! Another part foodie post..I am loving this !!😍..ya I too agree..Bed time routine gives more happiness than washing dishes..of course deserves a higher priority !!

    • I am glad to have understood my priority finally.. It took a lot of time for me to practice this as it means I have to wake up to a dirty sink and that doesn’t help to set the right mood for the day!!

  3. I loved the idea of splitting up the birthday celebrations to last longer and provide variety of ways to rejoice for the full family.

    You go girl with that awesomesauce bed time routine πŸ‘Œ

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I am not doing a big party for him this year but still want him to feel special and happy to have celebrated his bday so came up with this month long small celebration..

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