Friday, May 23, 2008
Don stayed home today to celebrate the boys birthday. We took them over to my parents house and hung out there watching Reagan while my Mom went to a quilting class. Don and Vicky came to visit and Leigha happened to stop by right before my Mom came back. The timing worked out perfectly and we had the birthday cake right when my Mom got home. It was a total surprise that everyone (except my Dad who is out of town this week) was at the house at once and it couldn't have worked out better.
Aunt Leigha brought out the lit cake while I stood ready with the camera. Luke and Wyatt were watching her, but Jax was sleepy by then and kept his head down on the table the whole time we sang happy birthday. Luke loved blowing out the candles and asked to do more when he was done. We figured why not and did it again. Jax perked up for the second time and then they all asked for more. So for the third time in less than five minutes, Leigha lit the candles and brought out the cake. Finally, all three got into blowing out the candles.
The cake was a lemon cake with vanilla frosting that the boys had helped me decorate with sprinkles earlier. The entire cake was eaten. The boys had two or three pieces and even little Reagan had two pieces herself. Afterwards the boys opened presents from Grandma Vicky and Papa, loving to tear off the "Cars" wrapping paper.
After naps the boys got their presents from Don and I. Three guitars, a drum set and a couple wood block sets. No big surprise the drums seem to be the big hit. They are loud and I already have a little regret about them. I wonder how many more ways can we make our neighbors hate us.
The whole day was packed, and the boys were so exhausted by the time they went to bed. They do look older today with their big boy haircuts and little man personalities shining through.
Enjoy the slide show of their birthday...
Now it's time to see what the three's are going to bring.