A Chico Birthday Week (in Pictures)Posted by Kim
It turns out it was a wise idea for me to get a little time away on my own birthday because the twins’ birthday managed to become a “Happy 6th!” extravaganza that encompassed the whole following week!
Birthday Dinner at Pachanga Cocina Mexicana
We redeemed their free birthday meals at Pachanga the Sunday before their birthday. Sorry for the grainy pictures; I only had my cell phone camera.
Yes, the icecream dessert is about the size of José’s head:
Fortunately, only Bear likes maraschino cherries, so there’s no debate who gets it:
See those two blurs? Those are their maracas. No, it was not a quiet dinner.
Later that day, the Hispanic ministry of which we are part threw a joint birthday pool party for the twins and for their friend Nicole whose birthday just happens to be the day after theirs. Piñata and all!
Everyone got in on the action, from the littlest to the adults…
… well, except for this one. But she gets a pass; she’s only one month old.
Birthday Mamas – Ana (right) and me – and our friend Reina. I would like to point out that despite my appearance (and actual heritage), I am NOT the one “shakin’ my shamrock.”
Birthday at the Fair
For their actual birthday on the 19th, the boys wanted to have their Tío Steven over for a sleepover and then go someplace fun, so we hit a local county fair with some friends, bought the all-you-can-ride wristbands, and stayed till 10 p.m.!
And then the Actual, Official Birthday Party We Planned
… was another pool party. And I have a thing about putting kids online in swimwear, so I won’t. But I do have one shot I’m happy to show you: the other mamarazzi – my mother-in-law. We love her.
Oh, and the enormous pile of gifts (that’s me trying desperately to write down who gave what for thank-you note purposes).
So, yeah, that’s where I’ve been for the last week and a half. The boys are officially 6 years old! And it OUGHTA be official… what with all this celebrating…