Today we celebrated Joshua’s 6th birthday because we will be in full-blown moving mode the weekend of his birthday. He was perfectly fine with it and is a VERY happy little guy right now. He got loaded down with Lego’s! The neighbors came over and guess what they got him that I am stealing?
Catwoman is mine!
He got other purely awesome gifts as well.
His Grammy and Aunties got him more Superhero Lego sets, and we got him the Lord of The Rings “Attack on Weathertop™” he was showered in Lego heaven! Because Daniel and Ariel are twins and have a party together we ended up starting a tradition to help Joshua by giving him one present on their birthday. I was not the biggest fan of this, but David is the youngest out of his brothers and cannot stand to see Joshua feeling left out.
WELL… Now it has turned into all of the children getting one present on the birthdays.
I personally do not feel that it is necessary, and I will swallow it with me being insensitive. It doesn’t matter they all get a present. I can be quite anal about buying gifts, and toys, and such. David and I can be complete opposites when it comes to ideals about money. Anyway, Ariel and Daniel each got a present. I admit my hard heart melted when Ariel cried in the store the day she saw Imaginext Mega T-Rex and pleaded with us to get it. She never does that and I was confused by her behavior that day. We did not get it, but she asked if she could get it for Joshua’s birthday.
It has been months, I cannot recall how long, but a fairly long time.
This was her response when she got it today, “I will keep him with me forever, and ever and hold him and take care of him. He is my pet!”
Daniel finally got his Hexbug Spider, I think he has been asking for it for a year now.
At least it feels like a year. Lol! He couldn’t even let Joshua start on his presents because he was too anxious and excited to finally get his Hexbug Spider. He opened it and went into investigative mode, trying to figure out how it works. He is playing with it, studying it, talking about it, loving on it, and now asking for a green one. We could only find a blue one. He is talking to it, and saying, “I wish I had a green Hexbug Spider.” I am not sure how long this thing is going to last. He tried to drop it off the counter to see if it would still walk earlier. :-/
I am so excited that I made a Pikachu cake!
Joshua loved it. All the kids loved it. I had fun making it, but it did take a lot longer than I anticipated. This happens every year. I end up having about 10 minutes to get ready before the party starts. I am proud of my foamy mouthed looking Pikachu. Hee hee You can see the icing I used on the fondant if you look closely. His backside was not all that beautiful, and his arms were too heavy, but he still looked great. (Long enough for pictures, and to sing happy birthday.)
Here is Pikachu!
I feel exhausted.
I am used to my mom and sisters who usually stay for a short time and then, go. My mom is on Aspie time for social events. The neighbors stayed longer, which was good but still a lot of socializing. David was working on building Lego’s and I was doing pretty well at keeping up conversation. However, when it hit me I shutdown. I just lost my words. I got up and started to do something, I think I started to take pictures again. David started to talk more and took them upstairs to see his computer. They are all three into gaming.
I am not.
Nothing against it, it is just not an interest to me. When they went upstairs, I went into my bathroom and took goofy pictures to make me laugh. Joshua and their little girl stayed downstairs playing with Lego’s so I came out and hung out with them taking pictures for a little while. By the time they left, I collapsed. Literally, I had to change my clothes and go lay in bed. I could not get up, or open my eyes. I heard David say that he was hungry, and I told him that I was sorry, but I could not get up. I just couldn’t.
I mustered up enough energy a little bit later to get up.
I had planned to make dinner for everyone, but it got too late so we decided to get something. I am still very tired and think I will be off to bed quite early. Ugh! Socializing! Why is it so exhausting? I observed our neighbors and they seem to gain energy hanging out and talking, I watched David, and he too gets very enthused and energized. I feel like I have been out for 80 hours talking nonstop, and it was only a few hours. I enjoyed myself, I really like talking to them and hanging out.
It just zaps my brain.
I realized today the way that offend people when I am in social situations. I do stop talking, or walk away. I will leave the room in mid conversation, or start doing things like taking pictures, or picking up a book while someone is trying to talk to me. Most of the time I am listening… most of the time. Unless my brain has shutdown, and I cannot take anymore. I also realized today that I had absolutely no anxiety. I did start to panic, and hyperventilate catching myself before it went into full meltdown. It was because I could not get the cake to sit straight. I was afraid that it would collapse and be ruined.
I started to panic because I didn’t want to ruin Joshua’s cake.
It would have been awful if I ruined his cake in my mind. I stopped myself by slowing my breathing, I stood quietly, and came up with a plan to fix it. It worked and all went well. I am getting better every year with this stuff. I am so happy that Joshua was able to have a great birthday and actually have a friend over.
Their little cousin came too and it was a lot fun.
Joshua lost it a little bit when his cousin started to mess with his Lego’s. He was able to bounce back quickly, but there were a couple of times that tears started to come. Ariel as well had a moment because she didn’t want to share her dinosaur. She snapped out of it quickly too. It was a fantastic day and I am so thankful for them having such wonderful memories before we move.
More pictures – I can’t help myself!