Theo Turns Three

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.  ~George Santayana

Theo Turns Three Years Old... Party Time

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Where is the party???

Did you know? - In 1643 Evangelista Torricelli, an Italian physicist, showed air was something more than nothing. The first balloon was invented by Brazilian-born Portuguese priest at 45 years of age, Bartolomeu de Gusmão, and the first public exhibition was to the Portuguese Court on August 8, 1709, in the hall of the Casa da Índia in Lisbon.

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Ah ha... We found it!

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Thomas the Train

Did you know? - Thomas and Friends is a British children's television series, first broadcast on the ITV network in September 1984. Until Season 7, which premiered in 2003, it was named Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. This series was shot on 35mm film. The first series was filmed in Battersea, London and thereafter at Shepperton Studios.

It is based on The Railway Series of books by the Reverend W. V. Awdry. These books deal with the adventures of a group of anthropomorphised trains and road vehicles who live on the fictional Island of Sodor. The books were based on stories Awdry told to entertain his son Christopher during his recovery from measles. Many of the stories are based on events from Awdry's personal experience.

The show has featured storytellers Ringo Starr (1984-1986), Michael Angelis (1991-present), George Carlin (1991-1995), Alec Baldwin (1998-2002), Michael Brandon (2003-present), and Pierce Brosnan (Guest Narrator).

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The bouncy castle was a hit!

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The first party goers arrives!  Michele does tags!

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"Look at me!!"

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"I wish I had that much energy!"

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She is flying!

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Thomas was everywhere!

Did you know? - The show was originally produced with live action model animation at Shepperton Studios. The use of moving models was seen at the time of the show's conception as an effective method of animating the stories. Locomotives and other vehicles were operated by radio, while humans and animals were static figures. Stop-motion was occasionally employed for instances in which a human or animal character would move. Hand-drawn animation was used in Season 3 to create bees.

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The parents are beginning to look tired!

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Great idea... Chalkboard

Did you know? - A chalkboard or blackboard is a reusable writing surface on which text or drawings are made with sticks of calcium sulphate, known, when used for this purpose, as chalk. Chalkboards were originally made of smooth, thin sheets of black or dark grey slate stone. Modern versions are often green or brown and are thus sometimes called a greenboard or brownboard instead. Sticks of processed "chalk" are produced especially for use with chalkboards in white and also in various colours. These are not actually made from chalk rock but from calcium sulfate in its dihydrate form, gypsum

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"I wanna go in the jumpy house too!"

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How many kids can you get in a jumpy house?

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Many!

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The presents await

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A patient daddy watches the art being created

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She's off!

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Some are beginning to shows signs of wear

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About to go boom!

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Theo at 40 MPH

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Traffic Jam

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Taking it all in!

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Even the adults are in line to bounce!

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"Come on... this is how it is done!"

The Party Continues...

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Tatoo Time

Did you know? - A tattoo is a marking made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding. Tattoo enthusiasts may refer to tattoos as "Ink", "Tats", "Art", "Pieces", or "Work"; and to the tattooists as "Artists".


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"It's OK, it will not Hurt"

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"Hold still 30 seconds"

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"Ookit GramPaul!"

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Now everybody else joins the fun!

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Wonder what it is?

Did you know? - Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since around Neolithic times. Ötzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the Ötz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle.

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"It's pretty"

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Mommies now are assisting

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The pile is growing

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Decisions decisions

Did you know? - Temporary tattoos are popular with models and children as they involve no permanent alteration of the skin but produce a similar appearance that can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. The most common style is a type of body sticker similar to a decal, which is typically transferred to the skin using water. Although the design is waterproof, it can be removed easily with oil-based creams. Originally inserted as a prize in bubble gum packages, they consisted of a poor quality ink transfer that would easily come off with water or rubbing. Today's vegetable dye temporaries can look extremely realistic and adhere up to 3 weeks due to a layer of glue similar to that found on an adhesive bandage.

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Serious conversations about the 4th grade is underway!

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Exchange of words between bouncy house activities

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The dad's relax and watch the fun

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Michele stays busy!

Pizza Time!

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GramSue assists

Did you know? - The Ancient Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese. The Romans developed placenta, a sheet of flour topped with cheese and honey and flavored with bay leaves. Modern pizza originated in Italy as the Neapolitan pie with tomato. In 1889 cheese was added. King Ferdinand I (1751–1825) is said to have disguised himself as a commoner and, in clandestine fashion, visited a poor neighborhood in Naples. One story has it that he wanted to sink his teeth into a food that the queen had banned from the royal court—pizza.

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Like magic... It disappeared

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"I like pizza"

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Chomp!

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Sheri awaits signals from Michele on where to help next!

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Still kids in the bouncy house

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The Train Has Arrived

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Thomas the cake train

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Each car was decorated separately

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Cut and slice

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"I'm loving my party"

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"Blue cake... My favorite"

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Slurp lick lick slurp!  This is really good Mom!

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