Monday, December 10, 2012

jimmy's 5th birthday

Jimmy turned 5 this year on All Saint's Day.   As much as I would like to fully celebrate the holy day, it is hard to have the focus be on anything but Jimmy.  If he goes to Catholic school then perhaps he can get to dress up like a Saint on his birthday, but this year he didn't even go to Mass with me since he was at school (he fights going to church enough on Sunday, so on his birthday would probably have been a pretty hard sell).  Some day he will have to learn that Mass is just part of his special day, but I am not ready to push it just yet.  Despite a late Halloween the night before Jimmy woke up bright and early, ready to open his one morning present. Gus wasn't awake yet, but we had to get it in before Dad went to work.
Needless to say, Dad picked this one out
(after too much time and money spent on eBay.)
Forget the requested Frech Toast I had made,  Jimmy was so excited he begged to go to his room and begin it as soon as possible.  
It was pretty hard for Jimmy to say goodbye to his Lego-building to go to school, but I was glad he opted for going since they had prepared a special celebration just for him.  They had all signed a poster for him.  He got a crown, a balloon, and a gift to take home. 
We brought some little cinnamon rolls to share as a treat, and even Gus got to join in the fun.
The class sang "Happy Birthday" in English and Italian and it was all very cute. 
Jimmy felt very special.
After a day of more Lego-building, Jimmy finally finished (without Dad's help) and was very proud.
We also Skyped with Uncle Danny who gave Jimmy this:
Again, Jimmy was pretty thrilled.
That evening he was so excited to have his cousins over for more celebrating...
... and more Legos.
His cousins were excited to give him a set with R2D2 in it.
These two cute little buddies were excited to get building right away.
It also wouldn't be a birthday party without Mimi and Johnny, who gave Jimmy a Lego set to go with his big rocket.
It was a chill evening of hanging out and enjoying baby Dot:
My husband loves making babies smile.
Our "Cake" was some brownies with dinosaur cookies on top.
Another attempt at a family picture:
The cousins one turned out pretty cute, though:
Zach tried to recreate the picture on the wall from when Jimmy was born.
Look at that little baby on the wall.  As cliche as it sounds, I can't believe he is so big now. 
We love you, Jimbo!

Friday, December 7, 2012


I haven't posted anything is a little while because Blogger is hating me again--Telling me I used all my storage again.  They only give you 1G on Picassa which doesn't seem like much, but I guess it is free.  I haven't used any of my Google Drive storage, but that doesn't seem to make a difference.  I have ranted on this before.  I thought the problem was solved because they were automatically reducing the size of my images to reduce space (I guess I really do go overboard on pictures if I still went over).  Still, none of it fully makes sense to me.  I may start posting from a different account again, but that is a pain.  One thing is for sure: I will not be paying ANYTHING for this blog.  Google you have enough money.  Maybe it is time you started paying me for it (without me having to put dumb advertisements on my sidebars, of course).   My only real hold-up on not just logging in from my other account is that I have about 5 posts half done just waiting to be finished in my old account.  I even deleted old a bunch of pictures and it won't let me upload just one more picture to finish my post for Jimmy's birthday.  I really don't need this during holidays.  Life is busy enough as it is.  I don't know why I feel the need to complain, but perhaps I am just looking for sympathy or empathy or something.  Anyone else run into this problem?  Hope I will be back soon, but don't hold your breath.