Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leapin' Along...

Happy Birthday to our little Leapster, Owen

Owen is four today....or maybe one.  Take your pick.

I'd rather go with four, because that is much easier than one.

And I love four.  My favorite age, ever.

Owen, for as moody as he has been lately, seemed to be the most level and good-natured little boy today.  What a blessing - because I have been looking forward to this birthday for a long time.  Like around four years...  Seriously.  During his first year I was Googling Leap Day Birthday party ideas, just to get a feel for how people roll with having a Leapling in their midst. 

I still think it is the coolest thing ever that Owen was born on Leap Day.  We didn't plan it - that was just the way it worked out.  (or else it was because I could not go another day with the horrendous Braxton Hicks contractions I was having.)  Owen was actually due on the 28th, and was named in honor of his great grandfather Orin, who was born on that day as well..although not in a Leap Year.

We spent the day doing fun things that he loves to do.  He (and his brothers and sister) went to the park with his grandparents, who are visiting from OKC.  He took his little blue bike and ran around and had a ball.  I, in the meantime, hid lots of clues around the house for a scavenger hunt.  They came home and hunted down their clues... 29 in all.  :)

In the end, the two little boys found their birthday presents from their grandparents.  Colin had already celebrated on the fifth of this month.  Colin got sand toys and a Chuck the talking Dump Truck, and Owen got a MobiGo handheld and a Cars backpack.  Both were thrilled beyond belief.

Then it was off to Casa Bonita in Denver for a fun family dinner.  The kids all had a great time.

My three nephews.  Connor, the oldest, did a great job of chaperoning his little cousins around!

So much fun... and a little too much green frosting.  

(What are you kidding?  The awesome frog cake was made by a friend.  I can't even frost a sugar cookie correctly...)

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