Monday, October 22, 2012

Calvin’s Birthday

For Calvin’s birthday, we had an actual party for him.  This was the first time we did a party for him and since he is a candy fiend we had a candy party.                   IMG_5382 I wrapped balloons in cellophane to make “candies”, it took Forever to do this, but he seemed to like them.

IMG_5379The table of candy, each little boy got to take home a bag of candy as their favor at the end, so luckily we didn’t have too much left over!

 IMG_5393We made candy necklaces

 IMG_5383We played pin the tag on the hershey kiss, pretty fancy looking right?

I learned during the party that boys are a lot less interested in all the games than girls, at least at this age, most of the boys were not interested in doing the games at all and were just playing on their own.

IMG_5399The birthday cake, it was an ice cream cake. 


The kids each ate like one bite of cake and then just went back to  eating the candy.                                                     IMG_5401

Overall he had a great time having all of his friends over and a great birthday.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Birthday Season

All of the kids birthdays are in July, August and September so here are the pics of the first birthday, Miles.  For each of the kids first birthdays we have gone somewhere and this year we went up to Brighton with the Pate grandparents, Hansen great grandparents and Aunt Kristen.

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Playing dominoes on the patioMilesBirthday-6

The river behind the cabin

Miles LOVED his cake, here is a little picture overload of him attacking it


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We had lasagna for dinner that is the orange around his mouth, it just didn’t seem to make much sense to wash him off when he was just going to do this



Since the Hogle Zoo is only 15 minutes from the cabin we decided to head on over



Aunt Kristen and Calvin were fast friends this vacationMilesBirthday-20The elephant was completely submerging in the water then would come up and spray, it was fantatstic.


We rented a stroller, but he would just climb out and walk with the rest of us


Happy Birthday Mister Man!