Last weekend was Reid's birthday party and it was quite the party! Reid had 5 friends join him at Cici's pizza (of course this was after we learned that Beach Bum's went out of business after I had delivered the FIRST set of invitations for there). We played games and ate pizza. Cici's is a buffet but Russ just got each kid a plate with one slice cheese, one slice pepperoni, and a cheese breadstick - which worked perfectly!
After Cici's we went back to our house and opened presents and did a piñata. This part of the party got a bit hectic because I squeezed things together too tight and it was starting to get dark. Russ and Ross got the projector set up and our neighborhood kids started to show up - roughly 30 of them! We projected Star Wars: the Clone Wars on our house while some kids watched and most kids ran and played. We had a concession stand full of chocolate, candy and juice boxes - the kids were in heaven. Russ and Ross popped 14 bags of popcorn and handed out popcorn sacks during the movie. Many, many comments from kids and parents after the party about it being a huge success. We all had so much fun!
Earlier that day Reid had his second soccer game. He played well in his first soccer game but he was unbelievable in his second game. We lost track of how many goals he actually scored. We know that he had at least 6 as Beth had come to watch and made a comment about him having two hat tricks... but we think he scored at least one or two after that as well. He was on fire! Almost as good as all of his goals were his celebrations moves after each goal. They started with hands in the air and by the last goal he was pumping fists, spinning in circles and basically really celebrating his success :)
Reid has the chance to earn a Kindergarten Superstar each day at school. He has really struggled with listening and earning that star as of lately. Russ and I decided to reward him for being able to get his stars. Our deal this week was if he got four out of five stars he could stay up later on Friday night. If he got five out of five stars we would take him to Toys R Us for a new toy. He got his star on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday... when I walked in to pick him up on Thursday he just broke down in tears. He had not gotten his star :( He was really upset about it but we talked about how he wasn't going to be perfect every day and he still had a good shot at having a really good week by getting his star on Friday... which he did. We're really proud of his week this week. It's a lot of pressure for him but I think he's really understanding what he needs to do to get his star and we're hoping we begin to see more progress in his listening, etc.
One of Reid's good friends, Caden, couldn't make it to his birthday party last weekend. The boys have been asking a lot about having their first sleepover so Caden's parents let him invite Reid over for each of their first sleepovers. Reid had hockey practice and then I got him showered, fed and sent on down the cul-de-sac to Caden's house. He got there around 8:00 and was super excited and hyper. My cell phone rang at 9:30 (which was what time Diane had said she was going to shoot to get them in bed). The caller ID was the Miller home number. Reid kind of whines "Hi Mom." I said "Hey honey, how are you doing?" He said, "well, I just miss you" He decided he wanted to come home. I walked down the street and met him and he talked all the way home. He didn't ask to stay up later, just asked for one more book. I read him another book and tucked him in bed. His good night quote couldn't be any cuter "That sleepover sure was fun, we even got popcorn. And, oh yeah, can I go back in the morning cause we're having pancakes for breakfast." And I think he was out like 5 seconds later. So funny!