Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bday Dinner at Shogun

Last night we went to dinner at Shogun to celebrate the duo's big TWO!  We go as a family often to have sushi and rice, but usually just sit at the tables across from the grill.  The boys love the rice and noodles!  This was their second time at the grill... first time to really know what was going on.  When we go, they love to watch the onion choo choo train and the action that goes along with the grill.  Unfortunately this time it wasn't so enjoyable. Here's a rundown.  
It started off great with checking out the "waterfall" at the front of the restaurant.
 Then they had fun banging their chopsticks like drumsticks and acting like hams for the camera.
 Except for the serious one that would only smile AFTER the picture was taken!
 Then we tried some shots with mommy.  It is VERY hard to get two two year olds to look and smile at the same time... thus the following pictures.

And then came fire... not so cool after all.  It took them a long time to calm down.  Fletcher wouldn't even look at the grill.  He kept begging to go home.  I knew as soon as he got his food it would be better though.
 I was right!  He chowed down on noodles.  No need for forks for this birthday boy!
 This noodle was a slippery one!
 Anderson loved the rice and chicken.  He did a better job at using his fork.  He doesn't like his hands to be dirty.
I did have a mommy moment when the chef kept making BIG fires and scaring the boys.  I may have raised my voice a little and not so politely told him to cut it out and just cook the food, BUT it was getting ridiculous.  He did not have to do so much fire... less fire more fun!  That was the goal.  Overall, it was a nice time with many memories made.  Will we sit back at the grill again soon.... probably not, but we will return for more delicious food.

Papaw and Grammie come tomorrow.  That means Chuck E Cheese on Saturday!!  The birthday week continues...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2 Year Photos/ Birthday Night

One of the best gifts ever are pictures.  Our nanny, Kat, is working on building her photography portfolio.  As a gift for the boys birthday, she surprised us with an entire collection of pictures of the men that she had been taking.  They are amazing!  I've posted them on Facebook, but I know that some of you don't use Facebook so here they are on here too :)  There are 24, but I can't pick just a few so get your finger ready to scroll!

We have had a terrific birthday.  We went to "M" and took it to the park to eat and play.  Now we are watching Thomas before bed.  Tomorrow is sushi by the boys request!  Thanks for all the birthday wishes.  The men had a wonderful day.
Happy birthday boy.
 Rock climbing
 A little help from good old Dad.
 Muscle Men
 Ready, Set, Go!
 Rooster Wins!
 Cheeseballs :)
 Birthday dinner of choice!
 Nom, nom, nom
 Just a swingin'
Check back later this week for an update on the continuation of the birthday week!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Big Two for the Duo

Today was our big two year old birthday party!  The boys actually turn two on Tuesday, but we celebrated Choo-Choo style with family and friends this afternoon.  We had a great turn out and the weather was perfect.  The boys got so many awesome and cool toys.  Thanks to everyone that came out, and thanks for all of the great new gear.

 Over 700 stickers!
 Birthday family
 Lolly and Pop
 Tonka and her Crew :)
 Us gals and guys
 New four wheelers!
 Go Fletch Go
 Reading with Warren.  Roo loves his books!
 Pizza Party!
 Birthday lunch... pizza and doritos... sounds yummy.
 Ice cream cake and cupcakes
 Present time!  It was so nice we carried everything outside to open.   We got sticker books, bath toys, Thomas the Train toys, play dough, remote control trucks, super hero capes, Toms, movies, books, puzzles, and clothes.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something, but they love it ALL!
 Taylor was a great trash girl.

 Anderson found Jimmy to read his new book to him.
 New sweatshirt from Mamie.
 Cake time!
 Dig in!
 Forget the fork.
 My birthday boys.
 Trampoline fun...
 After everyone left we had some rest time and played inside with our new toys.
 We got out the track.  It will take them a little while to learn to leave the trains on the track.  They kept taking them off when they passed.
We will be stylin' this Fall.

We had a wonderful birthday party.  I am so thankful for all the family and friends that the boys have.  We are so blessed.
I will update milestones after our two year check-up.  The boys are counting and alphabet machines!  So smart :)