Friday, May 13, 2005

Hi Uncle Martin, I'm 3!



These were the sage words trusted to me by the beautiful little girl on the left who was celebrating her birthday tonight. We had Connor and Olivia's birthday at Ricardo's Mexican restaurant. Not only did all of our local family members make it out but so did all of my brother-in-law's family. I don't know how we fit into this little room. Got lots of hugs and tickled the hell out of Connor.

I did what I normally do, I brainstormed as I went through 5 different stores thinking about what two children this age would enjoy playing with, not hurt themselves or their surroundings with and would prove possibly educational. Well, the educational thing didn't work out. I looked for books but I think they are still too young for Judy Blume or R.L. Stein (although the absolutely love books and even cry if they can't find certain ones.) So I went with 2 plastic children's golf caddy sets and little Koosh-like balls that glow in changing colors when you press on them. Some day, I'm sure they'll get to try out the golf sets but I noticed they really enjoyed the balls and did their best to pull them back from the other children at the party. Overall, had a great time and got to spend the night with my family which always reminds me of how much I love them.Posted by Hello

6 comments:

Moose said...

Educational gifts, what are those? I like to find the noisiest toys made and give them with a years supply of batteries.

RT said...

Golf clubs are the best thing you could come up with? Some kind of "brainstorming" *chuckle chuckle*.

Just kidding, I'M KiDDing!

I think it's sweet that you're making the effort to be a part of their lives. I remember when my nephews were that age, one was just as lovable as could be, the other was a total hellion... And I had (have) a blast with both of them! Go figure.

Davydgrey said...

Golf clubs Martin? I would have expected you to go for 'my first CD player' or some such...

Teri said...

They are adorable. I am glad you had a good time. I can't wait until I get to see my niece and nephew next month when we go to Disneyland. It has been almost 6 months since I got to see them. Darn my brother for living in Oregon.

Vavoom said...

I just bought some education gifts for my niece. She hated them, still said thanks, but hated them. Golf clubs are a safe choice.

An80sNut said...

I don't know how safe golf clubs are. I figure that something around the house will break and I'll hear about it. Unless... Michelle and Corey hide the clubs, that is. Noisy gifts are great but I've seen their room and they have so many toys that the presents would just wind up in the bottom of the pile. I'd love to get the kids their first CD player but I know that children and CDs don't mix until they are nearly 6 years older.