Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Happy Birthday Magnus

Magnus started the day by having a sleep-over at his Big Sister's house. Krys made him French Toast for breakfast, and he had 4 slices. this was his very first sleep over all by himself and he was really brave, course, he had Erik to keep him company, so it was not much different than being at home.

THEN, Magnus went to AMC 24 movie theater and watched HAPPY FEET. It was pretty long and about 1/2 way through, he was done and wanted to go do something else. He hung in there and finished the movie and went to Chick-fil-A for lunch.

Chick-fil-A has a great play area, with climbing and sliding and stuff while waiting for the food. he had an Oreo Shake that as the bomb! After playing for 1 and 1/2 hours, he was ready for a shower.

At home, while he was taking his shower, his mommy was sneakily wrapping his birthday presents. He saw all of them on the table and was pretty impatient to open them. there was present from Grandma and Grandpa Sherman, from Bestamor and Bestfar Amundsen, from his Sister Jasmine and his other Sister Krystal. One from Mama and one from Papa.

While he sat thinking about how much he wanted Star Wars and Spiderman and Power Rangers stuff. "that is all, that is enough"

now for the cake, he wanted a chocolate chip power ranger cake. well since Mama makes them from scratch, it will be mostly what he wants. First we started with the cook book, and picked out an Italian Creme Cake made with buttermilk, real butter, shredded coconut, and pecan pralines. then we added in 1/2 bag of chocolate chips and baked it. While it was baking, we started on the frosting.

The frosting is cream cheese, real butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. oh baby, talk about yummy. we are going to chop up the rest of the pecan pralines to sprinkle on the top, Papa is going to go crazy over how yummy it is. After a taste test, Magnus and Erik concur that homemade is definitely the way to go.

while waiting for everything else, Magnus and Erik watched Curious George on PBS.

Presents opened... I wonder what is in all those boxes??

Grandma and Grandpa Sherman got a three Power Ranger Operation Overdrive zord thingies that can be combined to make one big ZORD thingy

Bestamor and Bestafar Amundsen got Lego Star Wars Landing Craft

Jasmine and Patrick got Star Wars Light Sabers and Spiderman DVD

Krys and Jason got Spiderman pool toys and little cars

Momma got a green Power Rangers Operation Overdrive and motorcycle

and PAPA

well papa went a little nuts

Papa got Magnus a Nintendo Game Boy Advanced and three games. (Lego Star Wars II, Mario Cart and something else) it was a big hit. Erik is super duper envious, and so is Sister. Magnus was extremely sweet and let Erik play with it first and was not naughty at all. what a good boy.

Magnus got his wish, he had dinner at Sweet Tomatoes, and he ate his vegetables and macaroni and cheese and ice cream. Krystal, Jordan, Krystal's nephew in law, Blake, Erik, Momma, and Papa all ate together. it was quite the herd.

then Officer Sweat, the local patrolman, he gave Magnus a Code 3 with lights and a siren as a treat. then Magnus washed his hands, brushed his teeth, and went to bed with a big hug from everyone.