La Familia Bell

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Birthday Party

AJ decided a while back that he wanted a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse birthday party. Of course I was very excited as I love anything and everything Disney. AJ was very excited about his party and was actually quite helpful for the most part in trying to tidy up and putting his things away.

He loved the balloons and having his friends come to his party. It was quite hectic but fun to see the kids all running around and playing with trucks and chasing each other around the 1st floor of the house.
Daddy and Mommy made the cake for the party. This was definitely an adventure as we used fondant and it was a bit tricky to work with at times. Overall we were very happy with the outcome and everyone who saw the cake thought it looked great! We were up til the wee hours of the morning putting the final touches on the cake.

The entertainment for AJ's party was Curious Creatures - an animal show featuring soft and cuddly to gross animals. All the kids were pretty excited about petting the animals and AJ definitely had his favorites. For the average 4yr old the show may have been a little long but Buttercup - the closing exhibit had everyone back in the room in awe!

The kids loved the cake and the pinata and AJ enjoyed opening all his gifts and wanted everything opened so he could play with it right away! He got some great outfits for the summer and he even got a bathing suit which he kept asking for!

To see more pics from the party, click HERE

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

AJ is Four!!!

Well our big boy AJ is now four years old. It's hard to believe. It's amazing too to see how much he's grown, how much he has learned and what an amazing little person he is. He surprises us every day with things the things he says and does. Sometimes those same things can get us a bit angry too.
We started off AJ's birthday celebration on his actual birthday - March 25th. Daddy made cupcakes that AJ took to school for snack. AJ was very happy that his friends sang happy birthday to him. After school we took AJ to Red Robin - his choice. He walked into the restaurant announcing to anyone that would listen that it was his birthday.
He was very excited. He got to see Red from Red Robin, ate his favorite corn dog, melon and fries and once he was done with his dinner the crew of Red Robin came over and sang him their birthday song and he got his free sundae.

Once we got home we had a little cake for AJ and we sang him Happy Birthday - he even had Nana Bell and Papa Bell join in on the song. Even Brady got in on the fun and had some yummy cake!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

He Walks!

Brady has been testing the waters for the last couple of weeks - standing around, hanging onto things, occasionally reaching from one stationary object to another. That phase has passed and he's decided it's time to walk! Once he started, he really didn't stop tonight. Below are 3 clips of his first strolls around the house. He is now unstoppable! Look out world!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

St. Patrick's Day - Leprechaun Race

As some of you may already know, Brady was one of 40 babies selected to participate in a local radio station's "Leprechaun Race" on St. Patrick's day. I'm told there were over 900 pictures submitted, and Brady made the cut. Mom Aviles and I went up to the Enfield Square Mall for the race and Brady was ready to go.
The race was broken up into 4 heats of 10 with the winner of each heat making it to the final. The winner of the final got the grand prize. Unfortunately, at race time Brady decided that he would rather stay with Nana than crawl to the other end where I was waiting. We don't think he saw me - he was too upset to notice. The baby who won Brady's heat also ended up winning in the final...that baby was FAST!

Thanks to everybody who voted for Brady. It's an honor just to be nominated! ;o)
Click HERE to see the video shot by the radio station - 96.5 WTIC