Monday, May 10, 2010

Ralphie's party

Ralph had a great party! It was a little late because dad travels and I really wanted everyone to be there. We ended up having the party on the same night as prom, so Richard wasn't there. It's pretty amazing how hard it can be to find a window of time where everyone in the family is here.
We had to put the cake pretty far away because he kept trying to grab the flame!

One of my goals for Ralphie this year was for him to be able to blow out the candles on his birthday cake. A few weeks ago he found a harmonica and the whole "blowing air out" thing seemed to have clicked in his head. I knew that there would still be a certain amount of saliva coming out along with the air, so he got his own cake this year!

Getting rid of the candles after a sucessfully blowing them out!

I love the look of concentration with just a hint of tongue sticking out!

This bird little opens his mouth, shines a flashlight and sings when you squeeze his tail. So cute!

Ralph's big brother Wesley returned from Thailand earlier in the day. Wes got this cute little wooden frog over there. It sounds just like a frog chirping when you run the stick up the frog's back.

The sock monkey was a HUGE hit!

Ruby was in her boy clothes today. She looks just as pretty as she does in ruffles and lace!


Hi~I'm Alysha said...

He is just beautiful ♥ How quickly our little's become our bigs :) I haven't been by in a while so I played catch up..sounds like all is going well :) Our Naomi has a sock monkey just like Ralphs..only it's become Eli's 'cause he just LOVES it :) Who would have known a sock monkey could bring so much joy to a heart. Glad I was able to make it by :) Here's to his 3rd year being a really, really great one!

TherExtras said...

Those gifts were perfect! Love reading about the celebration of Ralphie's life!

For what it's worth, I think you do 'enough'. Don't underestimate your family lifestyle for developing Ralph - he did not learn that Mommy and Daddy sleep in bed at preschool or at a playdate.

Don't be so hard on yourself (that's to kettle from pot). :)