Friday, August 20, 2010

Some birthday goodies

Well, I finally got my pictures uploaded to the computer from my camera. So now you can all check out the fun that was had at Eli's birthday party. We lucked out and it didn't rain until later in the evening, so Eli was able to go swimming (last year it rained at the beginning of the night so we couldn't get in the pool). Kamdyn and I weren't ever able to get in the pool (not shedding too many tears on that one), but hey, someone has to be the paparazzi at these shindigs. Brian does a great job at taking pictures, but I take about a gazillion more and he'd rather play in the pool, so we both win:) Eli had a blast, and that's all that matters because it was his day. He even "jumped" off the diving board too...well, Brian walked to the edge with him and dropped him in, but still, he went in and under by himself. I was very impressed, he didn't even get scared. In fact, he was pretty proud of himself. What a little daredevil. Again, he DOESN'T get this from his mamma. Kamdyn enjoyed the night getting to spend the evening in someone's arms. She loves when we have big family get togethers because she gets lots of attention:) Eli enjoyed all of his presents too. I think he would have enjoyed opening them too if he hadn't gotten so distracted and excited about the train stuff that kept coming out of the bags. Everytime I pulled a new train item out, he just turned to me and said "open". Since I wouldn't open anything right away, he was quickly off to find another person who would do his dirty work. He ended up getting a TON of supplies to donate to the church for kids who need them. Thanks for all of the donations. We filled up a big sack full of supplies and took them to church on Sunday. Still can't really believe my baby boy is 2....he acts like a two year old most days, but it's just hard to believe that it's already been two years!

Special thanks to granny and papa for letting us use their house and for papa's very very delicious hamburgers. They were SO much better than the frozen patties we planned on getting:) Thanks for the yummy watermelon too mom! Eli (and Brian, Kamdyn, and I) is so blessed to have such amazing friends and family to go through life's journeys with:)

p.s. Also forgot to give a big thanks to my amazing sis-in-law amanda who helped (who am I kidding, she did it all) decorate Eli's train that went on top of the round cakes. I take credit for the bottom half, but she did all the beautiful work of the train:)

p.p.s. Funny story.....Eli's train cake was laying on it's side (this was my fault....didn't get the cake pan full enough so one side wasn't filled out all the way. Looked fine, but didn't stand very sturdy) and everytime he saw it he would say, "uh, oh.....train" Thanks for drawing attention to mommy's mistakes sweetheart:)

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