Monday, January 4, 2010

Austin's 7th

I can hardly believe my baby boy is 7 years old. Seven. Ugh. How times flies. It seems just like yesterday we were on our way to the hospital on New Year's Eve and came home the next day with a sweet little boy we had no idea what to do with. We couldn't be any prouder of our Austin - he's sweet, smart, kind-hearted, talented, athletic... and as cute as they come. I need to stop before I breakout in tears. We only have 11 more years with him until college. Ok - seriously stopping now.

Anyway, his big gift this birthday was a new room. The room he had was pretty pathetic - we moved him from his baby room a month before the girls were born. James and I didn't know if I'd be continuing with work, so our budget was limited. We got his old bed and dresser at a place called Bubba's Beds. Now that's first class, don't you think?

This time around we got him a nicer set - it's a combination bunk bed with a dresser attached and also a desk. This way he can do his homework in his room now. The theme is Texans football - and I'm still waiting on his bedding and some other decorative stuff to arrive (ordered online).

Here he is in his pink room. Gasp!

Well not exactly. We assured him that it was just the primer. Poor James spent 4 hours putting the primer on, and then 12 hours the following day doing 2-4 coats getting it to the Texans "battle red." I would have gladly helped, but figured we didn't need the baby being around all the fumes. James was up until 2 in the morning. And don't get me started on the delivery people who were supposed to be here between the hours of 2-6 that next day and didn't arrive until 9:30 p.m. Ridiculous.

On New Years we celebrated his birthday - first stop the gym. He was excited to go because he knew he'd get a birthday hat. By the way, the flood of gym "resolutions" people didn't make it that morning, maybe next week.

Second stop - It'z. If you haven't been, it's kind of like a glorified Chuck E. Cheese. Except they have as many TV screens as a sports bar - and way more stuff to do. We ate pizza, and spent several hours riding rides and playing games. Then we came home and had cake. Later at HIS request, we headed to Chick-fil-A. Little did I know the only reason he wanted to go there was because of the peppermint milkshake. No big deal to me - anybody who wants to have Chick-fil-A for dinner is definitely a keeper. Austin had so much sugar that day his stomach hurt that night.

Pizza... and sugary drinks. Bleck.

Austin and I did the bumper cars. Come to think of it, I maybe should have skipped due to my "condition."

The girls "played" these racing games for about 10 minutes - James convinced them that they were driving, but he didn't put any tokens in... very sneaky.

Here are the boys saving the world from destruction.

Welcome to the "slide of germs."

This was one of those simulated rides that jerks you around while showing you a video of a roller coaster. It freaked all our kids out.

Mental note: add candles to the shopping list.

I bought this Texans chair online - thought it was going to be the size of a beanbag chair. Boy was I wrong. It won't even fit in his room.

Hope everyone had a great New Years! Here's to a great 2010!