We had a very big weekend of growing up – Nathan turned 8 yesterday and Sam lost his first tooth on Friday.
He had the tooth Friday before breakfast, then he didn’t have it Friday after breakfast. The logical conclusion is that he swallowed the tooth. The tooth fairy visited him at night and left this nice note.
She also left him a dollar, but he lost it before any of the rest of us woke up. Perhaps appropriate, since we also lost the tooth. Nathan has stated that the believes that the tooth fairy does exist, since he would wake up if it was Mommy sneaking into his room.
On Friday, I also brought cupcakes to Nathan’s school to celebrate his birthday. He was extremely excited and confidently took charge of the cupcake distribution.
Yesterday, we had Nathan’s party at our house. We had planned to have it at a little lego-themed party place nearby, but they are disorganized and lost our reservation. This actually worked out great for us, since we decided to turn our train table into a lego table by buying six huge lego base plates and taping them onto the table.
We also made a ramp to roll lego cars down, inspired by the ramp at Legoland that Nathan enjoyed so much.
Sam was especially helpful when I was setting up for the party hanging balloons outside.
By the standards of child birthday parties, this one was actually kind of mellow. Several kids couldn’t come, so there were only about 10 kids. They used the ramp and the lego table some, but they were actually more interested in the magnatiles and the light sabers.
Instead of a cake, Nathan requested chocolate mousse, so I made individual servings of triple chocolate mousse with chocolate lego guys on top. The white chocolate one is just a generic lego guy. For some of them, Sam helped me paint the shirt and pants into the molds with cocoa butter and he did a fantastic job, to the point where you can barely tell which ones he did and which ones I did. The milk chocolate one is meant to be Emmett from the Lego Movie. The dark chocolate one is a robot henchman from the Lego Movie.
This morning Beeba and Zayde came over for Birthday #2. They brought Nathan this Lego Master Builder set.
And Sam a little lego set of Emmett and a glider from the Lego Movie, which he spent all day building and finished, to his great delight, right before bedtime.
They also brought Nathan this magic set, prefaced by Beeba demonstrating a very entertaining magic trick.
Then we went to brunch at Hobbees, where Sam demonstrated just how much more interested he is in coloring than Nathan ever was.
And Nathan played with minifigures.
It was a lovely day, so this afternoon, we went to the park in our complex for the first time in a while.
Last weekend we went to a kids’ museum called CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point.
We got there just in time to see the Reptile Show. Nathan volunteered to pet the bearded dragon.
They both pet the boa constrictor.
There were also otters.
And we met this ferret.
But the big attraction was this exhibit of various kinds of gears and levers.
We also recently rediscovered Ryan’s label maker.