Sam turned 6 on April 22nd, which happens to be my dad's birthday as well.
Wella was very excited for him. She ate more sweet potatoes for the occasion.
Sam ate the watermelon that came in our fruit box from our co-op this week. He ate a LOT of it.
He also had his friend Josh from church over for an all-day playdate on Friday since they were both on spring break. I jigsawed them both some swords. Well, Sam wanted a dagger instead of a sword.
My mom and dad got him tons of knight books and a Robin Hood book. He hasn't stopped reading them yet! My friend Julia recommended the titles to us as she has 3 rowdy boys of her own.
Sam and his friend made plans to add a drawbridge to the backyard fort. And remarkably, they did! I didn't get a picture though.
We went to McDonalds to get ice cream...
...on the way home from the Berwyn train store where Sam and Josh both got to pick out bow and arrows (Sammy has a great wooden one but has been begging for a plastic one for years. Haha! So we got him the cheap $6 one he's been wanting).
Finally, we ended up at Subway for lunch. These boys can eat!
I need to really start disciplining this kid for ruining EVERY picture we take of him.
The NEXT day we took a family adventure and rode the metra train out to the suburb of Glen Ellyn.
It was a beautiful sunny day. This is where you get off the train in Glen Ellyn...and that little building in the background is a restaurant called 2 Toots!
It's a cute train-themed restaurant (I've posted about it before).
And it happens to be in darling downtown Glen Ellyn that has shops like THIS to walk into! Who buys this stuff!! Fun to look at though. Claire thought it was fabulous.
Here's the counter where you order your food.
The train that brings your lunch.
It also brings you a birthday cupcake if you happen to be a birthday boy. And it comes with a train whistle.
What does everyone else feed their 10 month olds when they go to restaurants??? The only thing I can figure out to give her is french fries. Terrible, I know.
We also took our time and walked past the fire station.
Claire on the pole. Oh my!
Sammy...who, by the way, brought his cap gun from Aunt Katie.
We also walked to Lake Ellyn park and checked out the beautiful homes in the area. Claire said this one looks like her friend's Callico Critter mansion! :)
They are really stunning homes. Matt and I used to walk around this area when we were in college and pick out the home we were going to buy someday. Until we realized they cost infinity dollars.
Sam tore up the park.
They are getting so big. Her feet touch the ground!
Wella slept, luckily, because she skipped both her naps.
****OH, wait, did you think there would be a few more pictures of the way home??? Well, unfortunately, as we walked into a cute little Glen Ellyn bookstore on the way back to our train, Sammy decided to start puking his guts out all over the carpted floor. It didn't make it better that the nice bookstore lady had just released 10 four-year-olds to run around the store looking for
Easter eggs. You wanted eggs with candly little girl? Surprise: puke. I felt terrible and we had to do what we could to clean up and then politely excuse ourselves to run our poor sick kid back to the train to get home.
Terrible. He's been puking and recovering since. Poor guy. It's hard turning 6. Happy Birthday Sammy. You aren't our baby anymore!