Shopping for the Birthday Boy

Payson’s birthday is in a couple weeks. He decided he wanted a Super Mario World themed birthday this year. I wasn’t surprised since he’s majorly obsessed with the video game right now. He’d play all day long if I let him. And honestly, the third month of my pregnancy I pretty much let him!! Even now, he plays for a good two, three, four hours a day. It’s ridiculous. But it’s also a billion degrees outside and we live a billion miles from anywhere and there’s nothing to do. I do crafts and games with the kids but, we’re beyond bored. Beyond.

So I hit up Party City and we went to McDonald’s for some cheap food.
Then we went to the dollar store to get a bunch of stuff to try to do something similar to ideas I found and pinned here.

Then we hit up good old WalMart for the stuff the dollar store didn’t have. And to search for anything Mario related. We found one thing, I giant Mario pillow that Payson fell in love with. I did get some cheapy party games for the kids in the party section. And that’s all we did today! All while melting into giant puddles of sweat because, did I mention, it’s hot?!

Before I share the pictures I should say that the kids were all relatively good. Ember insists on walking everywhere now and it’s a huge pain in the butt, and Brooklyn talked nonstop about herself and her birthday (which she does every single birthday ever) and what she wanted and got upset when I wouldn’t buy her birthday stuff or buy her a toy. *sigh*

But yeah, besides that, things were great. And… I finished 100% of the birthday shopping so I feel pretty darn freaking fantastic about that!!

I got cheeseburgers and fries to share at McDonald’s to keep things cheaper. I got a side salad for Ember because that girl’s favorite food is salad! Can you believe that? She’s super picky but when it comes to salad, she’d eat it three meals a day!  photo 003eresized_zps5a743fb2.jpg

Outside before heading to Party City.  photo 014eresized_zps60c007b0.jpg

The kids had fun trying on glasses while waiting in line to pay. (I bought one thing there, a 5th birthday badge for Payson for 55 cents. lol)  photo 021eresized_zps875a6af8.jpg

Payson carried his Mario all over the store and was super happy to put him up on the conveyor belt and get him paid for!  photo 022eresized_zps6c9f9208.jpg

Ember fell asleep on the drive home and woke up cranky as can be (like she always does) and wouldn’t stop crying until I let her nurse. So here’s me 4 months pregnant breastfeeding my 32 month old. (Breastfeeding is a major annoyance while pregnant, btw!!)
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After some milk she was showing me her owies from when she fell in the WalMart parking lot.
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While I was typing this up Ember was pushing the buttons on my printer. I told her to stop or I’d kiss her face (I always say that to her) and she didn’t stop. I forgot I was wearing lipstick until I noticed a big fat kiss mark on her cheek.  photo 084eeresized_zps07fae3b5.jpg

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