October 13th, 2014 · 2 Comments
Our daycare sent out an email (with a discount code) that told us about a new show at Emerald City’s Little Theatre called Bingo’s Birthday. It was aimed at kids 0-5 years old, so I decided to check it out. Becky and her daughter Hannah (age 3), came with us.
Bingo is a dog who lives on a farm and it was his birthday. But most of the whole show was Farmer Pickle and Farmer Tickle preparing for the birthday party and looking for Bingo. Bingo, of course, showed up every time Pickle and Tickle left the room. In the end it all came together and we all celebrated Bingo’s birthday and all of the kids got birthday hats.
The show was very interactive. As the audience, we sat on the floor or on hay bails and the show went on about a foot away from us and around us. There was a lot of back and forth between the actors and their puppets an the kids and parents. There were even props that the kids used to get involved. Hannah seemed totally engaged. Makai was really tired because I had to wake him up to get there in time, but he was looking in all the right places, so I know he was following along. I thought it was fun. If they have another show, I’ll go again!
Afterwards, we headed up Southport to get some breakfast and ended up at Crosby’s Kitchen. That’s where Makai really livened up. Did someone say “eggs”?
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Friday Night: Dinner outside with Jen and Quinn at their house. Lots of high fiving and dancing.
Saturday Morning: Early morning date with Ellyza and Loden at Little Gym. We attended a free introductory class where Makai sat there and looked at me like “Really? I got outta bed early for this?” To be fair, I think he did have fun some of the time. But we had to be at the gym at 8 a.m. and he usually sleeps til 7:30, so yeh. Up early. Also, he’s been kind of a daredevil and has banged his face (split lip, eye bruise, bleeding teeth) a few times this week. It kind of annoyed me that once he was in a padded space he didn’t want to do anything! I think he just needed more time to warm up to the place and the people. If we went every week, I’m sure it would be way different. As long has he got his venti latte on the way!
Saturday Afternoon: Barbecue at Danny, Caroline and Rory’s new place in Riverside. Such a big house and a nice yard! It was great to check it out. Trent, Loden, Ellyza, Jen, Chad and Quinn all came out too. Danny grilled pork tacos and they were so delicious. Makai and Ellyza had fun chilling out in the pool while Quinn and Rory ran around like crazy! Oh, and there’s a funny kissing cousins photo of Rory and Makai that will someday be used for blackmail purposes
Sunday Afternoon: Cousin Alexia’s first birthday party! Got to see lots of Dallas’s relatives that we haven’t seen since Christmas time. And we got to see Danny and Caroline and Rory again. And Cory, who lives in Colorado and we haven’t seen for a couple years!
We caught up with many friends this weekend and had a great time!
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Loden scoped out a free class at Gymboree and invited Makai and I to join her and Ellyza at the class. We had brunch at Bakin’ & Eggs. The food was only ok, but the good part was that pretty much every table had at least one young child, so if your baby made a fuss, no one noticed. Ellyza was perfect, but Makai was a bit fussy. I don’t think he had a good morning nap. The class was pretty laid back. There were six babies total, but Makai was the only boy! Ladies man. He was more interested in what everyone else was doing and in looking at the instructor than anything I was doing! He still seemed to have fun, though.
In case you’re wondering, YES, Ellyza is on the small side and Makai is on the large side. I think around the time this photo was taken Ellyza was weighing about 12 pounds and Makai was about 17. Ellyza is just five days older than Makai.
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