Saturday, March 10, 2012

Leo's birthday extravaganza

Five years old! Wow! I can’t believe the time has gone this quickly! But a few weeks ago Leo had his 5th birthday. We opted out of a friends party (although he got spoiled because the next weekend we had a little get-together with one of my friends and her son at Chuck-E-Cheeses) and decided to do a family dinner on Friday and then on Saturday do a fun day with just Leo and let Jacoby spend the day at grandma’s. We didn’t have any real plans and let Leo decide the day. Of course Friday it started out super early (5am!).

So early! (1st picture as a 5 year old!!)
After taking him to McDonalds for breakfast he had to go to daycare for the day. That evening we hit up the local Village Inn. His choice!

Birthday hugs!

Emma enjoying cupcakes!

Saturday morning we went to Leo’s bowling league. He did pretty good. We then let Jacoby go to grandma’s while we decided where to go for lunch. Leo chose Wendy’s. And we were off!
Enjoying a yummy frosty

After Wendy’s the one thing Leo really wanted to do was go to the zoo. Luckily Mother Nature obliged and gave us pretty nice weather. It was a little cool so we did all have coats on. But it wasn’t too hot or too cold so the animals were very active. So that was awesome. We even got a show from the chimpanzees who were going crazy! Running around their big glass case, jumping, swinging, banging on the windows. It was nuts!

We also had talked about going to the cheap movie theater that showed second-run movies and see Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked. Well we stayed just a little bit too long at the zoo and so we needed a filler. Leo knew just what to do. We hit up the local go-cart/arcade/mini-golf place. So we hit them up for a little bit and let Leo play arcade games for about an hour. While we were standing in line waiting to cash in our tickets a guy walked by and gave us a free ticket to ride the go-carts. So we headed outside to do the go-carts. I’d never driven a go-cart and Leo wasn’t big enough to do it himself so we both had our first time in a go-cart. And Leo was a little disappointed because I wasn’t as fast as some of the other drivers and we didn’t “win.” But wow…those people were driving like maniacs. And I felt like we were going to tip over. So probably not something I’ll do again!
Getting tickets!

After that we had just enough time to get to the movies. And it was pretty cute. Pretty much the same as the other Chipmunk movies. Leo thought it was pretty hilarious though and cracked up throughout the movie.

For the grand finale of the night we headed to a local hotel. I had a free night stay and Leo loves hotels (I mean honestly…who doesn’t?!) but this hotel was AWESOME! It was a Homewood Suites which is part of Hilton. We got up to our room and it had a giant king size bed, a couch and a recliner. It also had a desk and a kitchen. With free popcorn! We were exhausted after our day though so we just had gotten a quick dinner and ate in the room. We watched the NBA all-star slam dunk competition and then it was bedtime! The next morning we got up (earlier than I would have liked!) and Leo and I headed down to check out their breakfast buffet. And let me tell you…it was awesome! They had scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast, waffles, fruit and then Danishes and cereal. It was definitely a full spread! Then it was time to go. We checked out of the hotel around 9 and went to pick up Jacoby. The rest of the day was spent playing with new toys, napping and playing outside.
Look how big that bed is!

All in all it was a pretty fantastic weekend! And Leo was so spoiled he’s going to have to get back in the swing of normal weekends where we just hang out!

1 comment:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Wow! What a birthday! Now I know what I want for MY birthday..