Sunday, June 28, 2009

oli's birthday

I had Cali's kids on Oliver's birthday so it was a little hectic. I still wanted to do something fun during the day though...I asked Oliver if he would rather take his cousins to Chuck E. Cheese or if he would rather have 15 bucks. He choose the money...he is a kid after my dad's own heart. We instead had a picnic lunch and then we made mini pies. The kids thought it was awesome.
we had all sorts of yummy toppings

Close up...don't mind my table.  It was given to us for free 10 years ago...

all six of the kids...they were so good.

Joey came and got the kids at 2:00 because I had a Young women's activity that I needed to be to.  My neighbor Sarah graciously watched my kids while I was gone.  hmmmm...nothing like coming home and hearing from your friend that your kid pooped his pants.  Rob...that is.  I felt so bad for Sarah.  That is the worst...seriously. 

The best part of Oli's birthday was Grandma Berta and Grandma Great were in town visiting and helping Cameron.  So we loaded up the car and headed up to Salt Lake to go meet them for dinner.  I was stumped at what to do for dinner...I wanted something that would be fun for the kids and feel special.  We decided to go to the Mayan.  All I have ever heard or read on line about the Mayan is totally negative.  It really has a bad rap.  But...the Mayan has a cliff diving show and the inside of the building makes it look like you are in the jungle so I thought we would go regardless and just not expect too much. 

From the second we got there the kids thought it was awesome.  Rob kept saying that we were at Indiana Jones.  They ran around and played outside while we waited for a table...we were off to a good start.

Here is the group...Rob, Cameron, Leah, Cort, Me, Oli, Gma Berta, and Gma Alice.  
We really had the best time.  If you haven't been there in the past year or so you should give the Mayan another try.  They have new owners and we thought everything was Delicious (yes...with a capital D).  Roberta said it was one of the best quesadillas she has ever had.  I get full really fast so I just ordered the chips and cheese was soooo good.  

Cameron ordered Oliver a mango smoothie (something that is very out of the ordinary for him) and he honestly thought he had died and gone to heaven.  The kids loved the diving show and the "indian" divers came and talked in fake mayan to my kids and they thought it was awesome.  

The kids outside with one of the divers.  He kept talking mumbo jumbo to them.

me and the birthday boy. 

we then headed over to a play place at burger king so Oliver could open his presents.  He mostly got legos.  That is all he cares about in life.  Here he is after he opened his present from Grandma Connie and Grandpa Doug.  Look at that smile.

Gma Berta, Gma Ward, Cameron and Leah really spoiled Oliver...he got a lego set and all sorts of yummy treats.  

Then after all the presents I let him open a card from me and Cort.  It had 15 dollars in it and when he opened the card the money fell to the ground.  He just stood there staring at it for a couple of seconds.  He couldn't believe his eyes.  He couldn't believe that he actually had money of his own.  

It was a great night.  I loved every second of it.  


Isaac and Linh said...

Ashley...everything looks like fun. wish oli a happy birthday for us!! thanks. btw you and cali both look great!

Douglas and Connie Jones Earl said...

Great party. Wish we were there. Dad

Christensen's said...

Way cute pictures!!! I need to give the Mayan another try...I didn't like the food when I went there probably six years ago or more. No worries about really wasn't that bad... I really have owed you for a while and maybe that makes up for some of it.

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Angelique said...

I forgot all about mini pies..yummmm.