With four grandchildren, a birthday is always
on the horizon. The latest celebrity was Hunter,
who just turned TWO. Wow, I feel like I've
known him forever! And I'm sure he'd say the
same about me. : )
|Grandma lights the candles on a small |
cupcake celebration at our house.
|The official party was that Saturday at Hunter's house.|
Creative Mom Amanda came up with this construction
themed cake. So if you ever make a cake that looks like
this (accidentally) just slap some tractors on that baby.
|Dad Stephen says, "Just fire away, son.|
Anywhere but the big screen TV."
|Bri gives Dad two options: catch it or swallow it!|
|Bri greets Matt, Jennifer, Claire, and Evan. Now|
we can party! Only Evan stays homed in on the camera.
|Grandpa gets a group hug from all four grands. Yep,|
there are four, but you can only see Evan's feet!
|See, there's Evan. Just waiting for an opening.|
|And though we all look a little frazzled, like we've|
been out on the town all night, the party's just begun.
|Think somebody's ready for a little birthday cake?|
|Hunter and Evan stick close to Grandpa.|
You won't hear any complaints from me!
Bri puts on quite a display of acrobatic moves.
|I think she's showing Oma (Leila) and Lauren|
how a butterfly comes out of a cocoon.
|Hunter tries to get Evan to practice high-fivin'.|
But, again, Evan's focused on that camera.
|Hunter sure is glad to have an agreeable|
|Here we are, waiting for presents or food,|
whichever comes first.
|So, it's presents first. Note the book at center:|
"It's My Turn." Aren't we grandparents subtle?
|I've never seen better form for blowing out candles.|
You'd think he's been doing it all his life.
And Amanda, this is the closest I came to getting a
picture of you. Sorry!
|But I will give some props to Super-Mom Amanda,|
who figured out how to give Hunter a polka dot cake.
|Claire AND Bri: (thinking) "What does it take|
to get a little service around this joint?"
|Hunter decides the very center of those|
polka dots probably taste best.
|After the refreshments, the kid activity moves outdoors.|
Let's burn off that sugar, guys!
|Hunter loves cruising the yard with this rusty old|
Tonka toy rescued from the dump.
|The girls may have the motorized vehicle, but the|
boys are in hot pursuit.
|It was truly joyful to see the exuberance of this|
crew that day. And we see it EVERY single
time we get together! WHEE!
Happy Birthday, Hunter! And Evan, get ready!