June….Aaarrrgh!

The birthday summer season has officially hit in the Isla household…

With two June babies (Lord, help me), it is double the gifts, double the parties, double the novelties, and double the fun!  This year is extra special for my June buggies…Teage turned 5 and Saige turned 16!! Now, I know what you must be thinking….wow, two awesome milestones.  Yes it is….the first, going from paid care to free school and second, going from 2 license  holders to 3!  Both are scary….and both require Mommy to earn free gray hairs.  So, in order to give each milestone it’s due credit…we must spotlight each one, starting with Teage…my not so little man.  Sniff Sniff…

Teage has been in the 4-5 year old class at the CDC since September.  Until 2 June, he was one of the only 4 year olds left…all the rest were already 5.  So, turning 5 didn’t equate to big boy school to him first…it was more about the hierarchy in Room 7.  He decided to dress as Inspector Gadget that day (no idea why) and take in his new found “boyhood”.  He stormed into the class and screamed “I’m five now” like he was ready to take second boss in the mob.  And ever since, he has made sure every stranger on the street knows he is a strapping 5 year old.  fast forward to that evening…My kids always get to pick what they have for dinner on their birthdays…and Teage decided to run with it.  “Pancakes and sausage please!”  If anyone knows my family, we don’t really do breakfast for dinner (before you start saying…’breakfast for dinner is the BOMB’…I did, in fact, grow up eating random breakfast meals for supper every now and then), however George was never given that memo I guess.  He has been refusing my breakfast dinners for over 16 years.  He says that it is not right to eat eggs after dark…sigh.  Sometimes you just have to just put yourself in the game and try new things…and he did….and he liked!  It was one of the best family dinners we had had in a while.

Anyway, we had contemplated whether or not we should have a full fledged birthday party for Teage since we were so close to leaving for FL.  After all, I think round-trip tickets to the states and a dabble in Disney/Universal is really gift enough.  After some careful thought, I decided that having a last ditch opportunity to say goodbye  to our peeps (and the fact that Teagie will be starting a summer camp when we get back and no longer be in his school) was a perfect way to start our summer off the right.  The recent obsession in our house these days has been Pirates of the Caribbean…so it seemed only fitting that we go there with the party.  PLUS, the Germans are equally infatuated with pirates by the amount of pirate party pizazz I was finding at every store.  Good times…Check out our Pirate Party Fun!!!!

Making newspaper pirate hats…

Pirate snacky time….Salty Dogs, Goldfish, Swedish Fish, Golden Delicious Apples, & Chips Ahoy, AARRGH!

Piratey games…First up, Peg Leg contest!

Limbo!

Getting ready for the Treasure Hunt 🙂

You found the treasure!!!


Treasure map cake…it was so cool!  Thx Kaylene…

Adult games are fun, too!

Especially when you get to win a kick a$$ Summer Basket!!

Thx for everyone that gifted Teagie…he is truly blessed

Back to Game On!!  The personalized pirate pillowcase race…

Happy Birthday to my lil big dude!!

Soon to come, there will be a post to cover Saige’s 16th birthday…we are having her party when we come back from the states so that she can have all her friends there.  But we did dinner, she requested Chili’s again this year, and we (Aunt Rhea, G-Pa, and Mrs Amee) showered her with gifts…which included lotso money to spend on vacation!!

She also got a new camera and this keepsake throw with her high school name and mascot on it.  Nice!!

I’m so blessed to have such awesome kids and great people in my life that feel the same way I do about them.  Thank you for all those that made my children feel special on their day 🙂

Until next time…and until I take my feet out of the pool,

Thx for looking!

DI

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