Thursday, July 9, 2009

THE birthday party

It's almost been over two weeks since their birthday and birthday party. Things are finally slowing down here. The boys are back on their schedule..although I wish my days didn't start at 5:45 a.m. but we are working on that (yeah as I sit here at 5:10 working on my blog and listening to two or three little ones crying in their room)

The boys got some great gifts at their party and kept their tantrums to a minimum (right Travis???). It was nice to have most of my family here and all of Mike's family here.

Aunt Jess and Nana waiting for the festivities to begin
Look at this wonderful cake my friend, Christiane made for the boys. It was so yummy, it took us about 4 days to eat it ALL, but we did it!




The boy's individual cakes














Travis and Logan weren't sure what to do with their cakes.



Ian, on the other hand, knew exactly what to do and he loved it.

The carnage

Even Lauren got to "enjoy" some cake, thanks to Uncle Bob


Each boy sitting and opening their gift with Grandpa Johnson





Uncle Bob and Mom putting together the wonderful picnic table that Uncle Bob, Sonya, Keaton and Drew bought for the boys (while Grandpa supervises)

The end product - boy is it hard to get a picture with all three on there. There is usually one sitting appropriately, while the other two are either on the seat or crawling on the table itself.


It was quite the successful birthday party. I said to myself that I would not sweat the small (or even the big) stuff. What happened happened. BUT, I had lots of help. Brenda, Beck, Beverly and Sonya helped keep the house clean and really did all the prep work for all the food. All I had to do was make decisions and bark orders. Mike's Mom helped get the boys dressed - as they still weren't dressed 10 minutes before the party started. I couldn't have done it without all my family helping out.



The following day, when it was forecasted to be 102 degrees, we had family pictures scheduled at 2:00 p.m. After about 20 minutes we were all done. We got some nice pics of the family.







Have a great week everyone!!

1 comment:

Debi said...

Girl!! You are so talented. What an awesome birthday party! You are an amazing mom! Lauren and the boys are blessed to have such awesome parents.

Debi

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