Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Second 2nd Birthday Party

On Saturday we had James and Audrey's second partay here at our house. We had planned on having it outside on our freshly pressure washed deck(which made it look branspankin new, btw)but about an hour before the big bash was to start, it started raining. I was a little disappointed because I had grand decorating plans AND because the deck is now such a pleasant place to be but it was excruciatingly hot so I didn't complain. For months now I had planned on making their cakes but I got sick at the beginning of the week last week and by Wednesday I backed out and called Sister Gloria who is a member of our church and cake maker by trade. She is one of the sweetest ladies ever and readily agreed to help me out! I couldn't of done a better job if I'd tried. I told her just to make one cake but she insisted on making them each a little cake to dig into.(They weren't as interested as last year. James asked for a fork to eat his with!) Lately my kids have developed an obsession with Popeye, it's all they ever want to watch. So I was going to have a Popeye themed party but it is next to impossible to find any Popeye stuff and I had neither time nor money to create Popeye myself so I went with Pumpkins and black and orange. You know, since Halloween is only a couple weeks away! They were really into opening the presents this year and got overly excited about all their gifts, even the clothes!The minute that baby Samuel arrived both James and Audrey couldn't keep their hands off him. They had to hold him and pet him and give hugs and kisses. They would stop playing to sit and hold him!We had a pumpkin pinata for the kids to smash open and get tons of candy to take home and drive their parents crazy with. (Yes, I am a wonderful friend and sister!) But, as Jon was stuffing said pinata full of all that tasty candy, it busted. So, we had to put some band aids on him......This child is so spoiled, you just can't trust nobody these days! (These pictures were taken with in seconds of each other and notice the discarded juicy cup on the floor!) All in all we had a wonderfully loud, crazy, hectic birthday party! I'm just glad it only comes around once a year!!!

4 comments:

the ladner family said...

looks like ya'll all had fun! Sammuel could be the michelin man baby!

Anonymous said...

It was such a great party! We all had such a good time with y'all - Hannah is already planning when she can go back "without these guys"! Bets

Dianne said...

Grandly celebrated and demonstrated in aces how much these children are adored, by Mom and Dad AND everyone remotely connected. Who would've thunk, 'manda, after sharing those preemie pics a couple years back, while they were fighting, that those two little peanuts would be such precious toddlers, healthy, gorgeous, BLESSED.

~sydney~ said...

How fun! They look so old holding Samuel! Just how old do they THINK they are!?