Sunday, November 20, 2011

birthday #5: part 2

 Finley & Cohen chose a gymnastics birthday party at Gymnastics Northwest.

 They started the party with an obstacle course.

 Most of the activities ended in the kids having their own free-for-alls.  :P

 They played parachute games.

 Cat & mouse.

 Sharks & lifeguards.  Lifeguard Sadie is saving Kenton from a shark.

 Shark Tyler was trying to pull me under!  :P
 They birthday boys also got to be twisted up in the parachutes & then quickly spun around as everyone pulled it back in place.  :)

 Making balls float in the air!

 Finley & Cohen had lots of family & friends at their party!

 Biggest cousins with the littlest cousin.

 Finley was excited that Casey, his old teacher, was one of the helpers at his party.

The birthday boys got a special surprise from Gymnastics Northwest.  They each got to take a turn in the bungee harnesses.

 Cohen on one side.

 Finley on the other!

 Finn had no idea what was about to happen & was pretty freaked out at first.  He still tells us that it was too scary, but he was smiling & laughing the whole time.  :)

 They pulled the boys back & shot them at each other,  like they were in a sling-shot!

 It looked so crazy; I'm still shocked that they didn't even hit each other or the walls.  :P

 Great Phineas & Ferb ice cream cake, by Becca!

 Thirsty boys.

 Make a wish!

 Happy Finn!


 Sadie & Ethan.


 Cedar, Kenton, Stephanie & Prescott (our neighbor friends).

 Cedar likes ice cream cake!

 What a great turn out for two very special boys!

 Time to open gifts!

 Legos from us.

 Giant Bakugan from the Ruddicks!

Finn had such a great time at his party & was so excited to play with all of his new toys!  Thanks to all for helping making my son's birthday so wonderful!  I think he's pretty great & I loved getting to watch him have a day filled with things that he loves with people that he loves.  There's no greater joy!  :)

birthday #5: part 1

All decorated & ready for Finley's fifth birthday!  How can he be 5 already?!  So weird...

Kenton did his traditional hallway decorating, but went easy on me since I still had some loads of gifts to transfer from our room to the living room.  I wasn't feeling up for crawling on my hands & knees with gifts.  :P

It was all Finn could do to keep himself from opening gifts before we were ready!  Isn't he handsome.  :)

Cedar had a front & center seat so he could catch all the action!

Legos from Dad!

After church & a quick lunch at Memaw & Papa's house, all the kids took turns with a Perry the Platypus pinata (created by Memaw)!
The birthday boys!
Cohen turned 6 the very next day & we were all about to head to their joint birthday party (photos to come).

Cedar's turn.



Scrambling for candy!  :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

two and a half

November 1st was Cedar's half birthday!

 I wanted to make something for Cedar so I followed a Slime recipe (found here).
Cedar also got a set of glow-in-the-dark dinosaur bones!  Big stuff for a half-birthday!  ;)

Finn was excited to play with Cedar's slime!

Cedar liked it too.

He had just gotten up from his nap, so he was still a bit sleepy.

Cedar's getting so big, but having a big brother around keeps him looking so little to us.  Look at those pudgey cheeks!

And sweet toddler hands.  :)

We love you, Cedar T!