Friday, July 29, 2011

Joshua's 16th Party

It was a lot of fun celebrating your 16th birthday.

Again you wanted Cinna-Bons cinnamon rolls for your cake. They are oh so yummy!

You were surrounded by some of your very best friends... Lucas, Levi, Andrew, and Nate.

Look at all those candles.

Wonder what you're wishing for? After "cake" everyone went out for a nice friendly game of air-soft in the dark. What you didn't know was that your mom had planned a surprise attack.

I gave each of your friends a can of whip cream and told them to attack you.

Looks like it was a successful mission.

You were completely covered and so you thought you would be nice and share some with your mom... you came and gave me a big hug and rubbed it all over my head.

let me just tell you that stuff is hard to get out of your hair.

After we ALL cleaned up it was time to open your gifts. Look at that greasy hair from the whip cream.

You had a great celebration. I can't believe you're 16 now, but more than that I can't believe what a fine young man you have grown into. Your dad and I are so proud of you and we love the way you make us laugh... it's hard to stay irritated at you for very long and I think you know it too! We love you buddy!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Joshua!

Happy, happy 16th birthday! I can't believe what I just typed. 16??? Where does the time go?

Just the other day we were bringing you home from the hospital.

Just the other day you were 6months old, content sitting in your swing with your up-side-down paci.

okay... i am so NOT going to make it through this post without crying!

Just the other day, you were 11 months old, and loving life at how fast you could crawl, get into the laundry, and scatter it all around the room.

Just the other day you were 1, giggling with the goats at the petting zoo.

i loved those cute little bells on your shoes!

Just the other day you were 2, thrilled to be at one of the best places in the world... Bapa and Granma's house, hanging out with your best bud Gibby.

Just the other day you weren't much taller than the couch and you thought it made a nice pillow.

Just the other day, you knew life didn't get any better than riding on a real train for the first time while slurping down a Hi-C juice box.

Just the other day, you thought there wasn't anything greater than sliding into your little pool while wearing your favorite goggles.

Just the other day, you were 3 and oh so proud of your new soccer trophy.

Just the other day, you were 7 and busily building leaf piles with yours brothers and then jumping into them.

Just the other day, you turned 16 and your mother realized that she had ONLY two sweet years left and that you had grown into a young man.

told you i would make it through with out crying

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Noah

10yrs ago you came into the world 9 Lbs and 1 oz.

This is one of my favorite pictures taken at the hospital. They had just finished making your footprints. Daddy thought it would be cute to have a picture of your feet with ink all over them.

and he was right. I love it!!!

Here is your hospital picture. Look at that round head!

Here you are at about a year old.

What a cutie!

Love the curls!

I can't believe that you are double digits now. How the time flies. The Lord has truly blessed us with a wonderful gift!

You thoroughly enjoy all of life...

AHEM, well except for when your mom makes you stop playing the video game to pose for pictures to go on the blog FORTHEWHOLEWORLDTOSEE!!!!!!!!! SHEESH

Noah's Birthday Party

This year for Noah's birthday party he wanted a cake from Baskin-Robbins.


He had several of his closest friends come to help celebrate this special day.

Time for presents. Yeah! A nice new football.

And a few Halo action figures and legos.

Now for the big one from mom and dad. What could be in such a big box?

Another box of course! Look at that paper fly. And what do you think could be in that box?

You guessed it... a third box.

pay no attention to the wrapping. This was a last minute idea and I ran out of paper. I just had to roll with what I had!

Okay, back to the boxes. Surly, there is a present in this box. Right?

NOT YET! But finally there is something other than a box.

What is this?... A note from the TOOTH-FAIRY???? Evidently, the tooth-fairy has been slack on her job of collecting Noah's most recently lost teeth and has decided to make up for it by leaving a birthday present under his pillow.

WOW! How did she know you really wanted a rip-stick. Happy birthday, Noah!