somehow recapping henry's birthday "tomorrow" turned into "next week."
so anyway, yeah. henry's eight. EIGHT. wow. that's almost 10. which is almost teen. which is almost grown up and grown away. good thing he's still a total dork, because it reminds me that while numerically he's growing up too fast, in reality he isn't. he's so, so EIGHT.
we had his birthday party at pump it up for the third year in a row. about 19 of his friends were there to help him celebrate. good kids. they all had a great time. it was a hoot to watch them play ... being EIGHT seems to be a uniform thing. they all acted very similarly.
present-wise, we were once again inundated with legos. nothing wrong with that. the different sets have kept henry busy over the past week. and for his birthday dinner, we had tacos ... henry ate five. just so you know.
all in all, he had a good birthday.
(my focus was off, but amazingly it zeroed in on this kid ... what the heck kind of "funny face" is this?!)
and now we move on. my final ... wait, let me say that again ... my FINAL deadline is this week!!!!!!! after that, we get our lives back. i get to finally clean my house and be nice to my kids. and then marc's family arrives in town for harper's birthday (just found that out today), and my family arrives one week later for easter (just got that confirmed today), then we hop on a plane to disneyland for a week for spring break (just realized this is an actuality and i'm a little disoriented. we haven't had a REAL vacation since 1999. we didn't even have KIDS in 1999.). and then? for the love of all things holy, our basement bathroom will *finally* get remodeled. crossing all appendages.
so apparently when i was looking forward to march so life could return to normal, i was off by a month. the roller coaster never ends.
we watched "princess bride" last night and now he walks around doing the vizzini "death by iocaine poison" laugh-laugh-die because it's the funniest thing he's apparently ever seen.