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January 30, 2018 at 5:46 pm #4767
So, Rhett is pretty much skipping over a size 2 shoe, and is going from a 1 to a 3. His 1s started looking too small, so I got him one pair of 2s to start with. By the time I had the time to get him some more 2s, he’s already in a 3! So crazy! The old shoes that fit bigger will still last a little while longer, but all new shoes will be 3s for now.
I wear a 3.5 in kids, so I’m still in denial 🙂 When he was a baby, I always estimated that he would reach my shoe size in 2nd grade, so I’m not far off the mark. So big!July 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm #5119
Can’t believe Max is 5 Mary! Are you all going to do a party for him? What do you have planned for him? What did he want to do?July 12, 2018 at 3:35 pm #5120
We’ve got a little party for him this evening – just a handful of friends and a couple kids from t-ball. We tend to throw the big birthday parties on the even years and keep it low key on the odd. This summer is too crazy for me to plan a party. 🙂
He said he just wanted to see his best friend, get a new build a bear and eat ice cream. Done!July 17, 2018 at 4:55 am #5123
Awww, cute Max! So glad he had a good birthday!! OMG, I saw crazy stories about Build A Bear last week. Did Max end up getting one? Or are you just going to get him one when the madness dies down?
I totally feel you. We are not doing a big party for Rhett this year. He really does not care about having a big party, I wanted a break from it, and he just wanted to go to a Braves game. We took him and his old preschool pal, Kalista, to a Braves game. It was “Sandlot” night to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie, so it was pretty crowded and we got a bobblehead 🙂 Kalista’s aunt is dating the Braves young, phenom rookie 2nd baseman, Ozzie Albies. So we got to meet him after the game in the family area. It was super cool! He was nice enough to sign a ball for Rhett. Rhett had a great birthday celebration!!
On his actual birthday, is the meet-and-greet for 2nd grade, where he finds out his teacher. So, he’s excited about that. The next day, he chose his favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot, for his fancy birthday dinner. And I’m having our cake lady make him some baseball cupcakes.
We always let him open his gifts earlier in July, so that he has time to play with them. Otherwise, he would be opening all his cool new stuff on the 30th, and then going to school the next day or two, leaving all of his new stuff to sit. So depressing! He got a Switch (Scott won it last year at work), so he’s learning all the new games. And a ton of Lego sets, which he loves. He built one set yesterday, the Lego Batman-Joker purple car. And he has a new set to build every day until school starts again 🙂August 2, 2018 at 8:59 am #5131
Happy Birthday Rhett! Late post, I know, but woo hoo to another year.
We ended up with a voucher to get a bear. But it’s out of his head now so I can happily live without another stuffed animal in our house. lolAugust 6, 2018 at 9:16 am #5147
Thanks for the birthday wishes! Rhett had a great birthday, pretty much celebrating all month long. He really enjoyed building all of his new Lego sets.
We love his 2nd grade teacher (she is a fellow-baseball mom who I already knew), and he has lots of kids in his class that he knows and likes. Academically, 2nd grade will be so much harder, so he will have to step it up a lot this year.
LOL, glad Max forgot about the bear. I always considered having Rhett do one, but I am glad he is too old now to be interested, because knowing him, he would’ve gotten one and never touched or played with it again.August 6, 2018 at 9:20 am #5150
Yeah – I’m glad they have the bears right now because they take them every where with them. The cost of that thing, they better! Will definitely start packing away alot of their toys and start getting rid of all the darn clutter. I can’t wait for Max to get over his hot wheels phase. The garage takes up so much space!August 9, 2018 at 7:58 am #5154
OMG, that Hot Wheels garage is awesome haha! Rhett loved it. But, I hear you. That’s exactly how I felt about Rhett’s trains. They took up so much room, and there was so much stuff!! I gave him plenty of chances to play with them in the end, and he was just done with them. So, looking back, I’m glad they are gone. I gave them to a friend with 2 boys, so they will be well used, which is great.
I just did a big clean out of stuff (as you can see on my FB page). I always do a big toy clean out when Rhett goes back to school in both August, and after winter break in January. So, twice a year is what I recommend for getting rid of kids’ stuff. Pick any two times, and just do it every year. We do August & January, because August is right after his birthday, and January is right after ChrismaHannukah, so he gets an influx of toys, and then I am ready to get rid of old toys to make room for the new.
And I also recommend getting the kids involved. It is a great way to make them help you, and for them to learn how to de-clutter & prioritize, and to feel good about giving stuff away. I never give stuff away without telling Rhett first. He gets involved, and he takes comfort in knowing which friends his old stuff is going to. His most attached items are the hardest to get rid of. Sometimes, I have to give him extra time with that stuff, and tell him I will be giving them away, but not tell him the exact day I do it.
The amount of “toys” is definitely decreasing every year as Rhett grows up, and becomes a “big boy.” He likes certain things, but not as many “toys” as he used to. His #1 fave thing to do is his Nintendo Switch (we just gave away his WiiU). We still put him on a timer to play, so that he doesn’t get too addicted to it. Then #2 is Legos right now. He loves doing Legos! Other things he really likes are board games/games, Nerf guns, and arts & crafts stuff. He still likes his various building sets too. But, those are the main “toys” that he actually plays with daily. We still keep a dress up bin, and random stuff like that. But, those things get used less frequently.
When I give stuff away, part of me always gets sad that Rhett is growing up so fast and no longer plays with all his old cute toys. And then part of me is happy to be clearing stuff out, which always makes me feel lighter.August 9, 2018 at 7:06 pm #5155
yep – that’s exactly what we do to. The kids take their first pass at what toys will go and then I hop in to encourage them for more. It definitely makes them appreciate the ones they really want. Plus I let them donate or sell them at our neighborhood garage sale so that they can make money.August 13, 2018 at 6:59 am #5167
That is fun to have them sell stuff and make a little moolah too!
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