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Carson's birthday

April 27th, 2011

Cousin Carson turned five, and there was a party to celebrate. It was held at a gymnastics warehouse, so there was ziplining, trampolines, ropes to swing on, parallel bars, uneven bars, and rock climbing. It was fantastic for kids and parents. In between all this climbing heaven, we had lunch and cake outside.


Most of the 12 kids were five or older, which means Olivia, at three, was the youngest one there. Three year olds are less in control of their emotions than older children. She had not one but two tantrums, and she was the only child there that whole day who cried at all.

Both times, Claus was with her, which meant I got to overhear the other moms good-naturedly laughing about her. It was still kind of embarassing. I know they've been there and they weren't mean, but really? Only my kid making the fuss?

Good times.

Good times.

After the party, our family went back to Cousins' house for more playtime. That meant double-heaven for Olivia, because she loves when we are with them.

If I ever worry about her not having a sibling (that's the plan right now), a little interchange I witnessed put my mind more at ease. She is certainly fighting with Carson as if they were siblings.

Someone stepped on someone's coloring book, or took someone's Crayon or what have you, and then there was some disowning going on. "You're not my cousin anymore." "Oh yeah? You're never going to be my cousin again."

Break for tattling to respective parents. Cooling off period with a nice cold cup of juice. Friends again.

Yeah, she'll be OK.


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7 Responses to “Carson's birthday”

  1. Sven:

    Love it, haha

  2. Rosette:

    oh when my boys were little they get invited to someone's birthday party lazy me I tell them no we can't go...! My husband would argue with me.. with kids they don't really remember if they go to a party.

    I tend to keep my boys party simple..just the four of us out at HOOTERS...HEY I GET MORE FUN I GET SERVE BY PRETTY NICE GIRL AND IT IS NOT MY BRITHDAY ELSE COULD I ASK FOR..NO CRYING KIDS !
    I find in life you pick only certain I pick only certain memories for them so much for my parenting...

  3. Rosette:

    YES PICTURE ME I AM HAPPY I AM GOING TO HOOTERS...funny! husband and I are happy the kids whining mom better not force us to have pictures with the girls

  4. Rosette:

    I broke down last year my family asking when I am going to celebrate my boys birthday with them....usually I keep it simple just the four of us heading to HOOTERS...I am glad I don't really have to do anymore party my boys are older now..

    I just watch my brothers do the party thing...

  5. Rosette:

    My boys are the oldest with the youngest he entertain his younger cousins...they all get along all six of them...if you have older cousin he keeps the balance and if any problem my niece would tell me and I step in right far so good they are great together...

    I find if with my husband's side the cousins are too competitive...I prefer my own brother's kids..more easier.

  6. kuunakanaka:

    aloha Diane:

    my youngest is two and my oldest is six. my oldest, four years ago, was fearful of the tumbling bus. today my youngest attends "My Gym," and is totally independent, headstrong, and full of adventure. she enjoys climbing.

    although i'm the oldest in my family, my children are the youngest and end up playing with their cousin's children. Olivia will be okay.

  7. Titus:

    Small offenses have high consequences!

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