Friday, March 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Yesterday was Rod's birthday. The big 3-5! It was pretty low-key (funny how unimportant your birthday is after you have kids), but we still had to celebrate a bit. The kids used finger paint to make cards for him.
Julia working on hers

Izzie was being very particular about how she painted hers

Will is an old pro at finger paint

Drew loved it! He went through a ton of paint.

Paige showing her red finger


(ever notice how nearly all kids' finger painting turns into a grayish-brownish blob?)

Then that evening we gave him his cards, a few small gifts,
sang Happy Birthday and (most importantly) had cake!

Will actually ate an entire piece!
(very unusual-- he doesn't usually eat sweets)



(he was so excited to eat cake he was actually in tears by the time we finished singing)


Unfortunately, Mommy was lazy and did not put the finger paints back in the closet (I thought I had put them high enough the quads couldn't get to them. I should know better, they can get almost anywhere.) This morning I was playing with Izzie and Julia in the family while Drew and Paige were playing in the dining room-- or so I thought.

They got the finger paints and partied in the living room!!

Spread them around...

Made sure to even get the dog!!!

Not a fun clean-up, but thank God we buy Crayola washable. Almost everything is clean tonight (including the poor dog!) I'm still working on a couple spots, but the chair and carpet are fine.

When will I learn?


  1. Happy belated birthday Rod! Love the finger painting the cards! Too sweet!

    Bless your heart! What a mess! Glad it was washable! Have a great weekend!

  2. Happy birthday to Rod...but oh, Beth!!! That must have been some kinda mess!!! I have to admit I laughed seeing the picture of the dog...hope you were eventually able to find some humor in it, too. :)

    Hope you have a great - and slightly less messy - weekend!