Monday, November 6, 2017

Noah's Make-up Birthday Adventure

Hubby and I didn't want the debacle known as "The Worst Birthday Present Ever" to be Noah's memory of his 9th birthday with Grampy and Memere.  So I insisted that we take him out on another adventure.  This time we let him choose.  And he chose Legoland in Boston.  We had taken him there for his birthday a few years ago, so this time he knew what he was getting himself into!



First, I took pictures of the very cool Boston Skyline - all made out of Legos!

USS Constitution



Zakim Bridge



TD Garden


A church


Government Center


Fanueil Hall


Skyline




Noah and Elsie prepare to race the sculls on the Charles River



Gillette Stadium


Patriots!



Widener Library


The Hatch Shell  - that played real music when you pressed the button





At "night" it would get dark and all the lights would go on.




Fenway Park


People watching the game



Logan Airport


The room is amazing in its detail.  I was happy the Noah and Elsie loved checking it out, even though they didn't know some of the famous buildings.


The workshop where the master Lego builders put together the new creations.


Elsie and Noah


Everyone had a great time!


I love how Elsie is sitting IN the gian bin of Legos!



Noah worked hard at making a Lego car from scratch so he could put it on the racetrack.



Grampy is helping Elsie find pieces


Noah's car broke into pieces when it hit the end, so he decided it made a great Demolition Derby Car!



There was a great big climbing area with many levels, softer rubbery Lego bricks, and a slide



There was a small flying ride


Noah and I went on together.  The faster you pedaled, the higher you went!


Elsie is too cute to be a Ninja


But Grampy looks scary!


Noah carefully went through every step of the Ninja process.



And then chased poor Grampy away!





The final thing was a 4D Lego movie, where we had water squirted at us and then it snowed on us!

I'm happy to say it was a wonderful birthday adventure!  Happy 9th Birthday, Noah!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Vennard Birthday Celebrations!

Hubby's kids and grandkids came over for a birthday bash for Hubby, his son Kenny, and his grandson Noah.   All their birthdays fall in a 2 week period.

We started out by letting the kids help decorate the birthday cake.

Elsie adds some frosting.


And Noah adds some more!


And then Elsie adds just a bit more!


The finished product!!


I wonder what Hubby got for a gift??



We made Eggplant from our garden, mashed potatoes (because Hubby insisted we couldn't have his kids over without making mashed potatoes!!) and homemade pasta.

I figured Noah and Elsie would get a kick out of helping me make the pasta.



Finishing off the meal is Noah, Wendy, her boyfriend Brian, Matthew and Kenny.


And Noah couldn't resist bringing in his Halloween costume and showing us the mask!


After dinner the kids went upstairs with Hubby and played some music while the adults stayed downstairs and chatted.  It was a great birthday celebration for three great guys!