Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ben and John's Birthday Party!!

We had a joint birthday party for the boys on Sunday, January 3rd. The theme: THOMAS! It was a hit. The boys absolutely LOVE trains. They have been playing with them the whole time we have lived they loved all the decorations and the "happy cake". Ever since Ben's birthday on the 28th, he will randomly start singing, "Happy Birthday to you". We usually start to sing with him....and then he interrupts to say "Happy Tate?" He thinks that if he can convince you to start singing then cake is sure to follow!
Ben and John....seriously, they are BEST BUDS!
We invited our small group and a few people from church. Very low-key! I love this picture of Kelli and Brandon. Their daughter Maddie was doing something they didn't like:

Here's a picture of Baby Brian with his mom Kristin:

Ben woke up with bed-head....and the hair just wouldn't cooperate. But, we hoped his cool hoodie from Uncle Ron would distract people from the mess of his hair:

The boys definately knew what to do with the cake this year!

This is a blurry picture...but I love it!

They are so silly!

Opening cards and gifts. We have a ton of airplane toys for our adventure:
This picture is really overexposed....and I plan to get a better picture on Monday when we see Maddie again....But here is Ben's friend Madison (the only girl who made it to the party). She could keep up with those boys! Isn't she beautiful?? (

I like this picture, too, because it shows Carson chasing John and the "partying" going on in the background. We are so blessed to have such amazing friends!
Here's a picture of my friend, Amy. She is the one that truly believed in me and taught me the ways of Guitar Hero. 'Nuff said!
Happy Birthday, Benjamin. We love you more and more every day.


Kelli Weyand said...

hehe...I think Brandon and I were trying to distract Maddie from going for the cake on the table! And that is such a cute picture of her and Ben!

LoveLladro said...

I love that cake! So cute... of course I am partial to Thomas ;~) Happy Birthday Ben!

The Townleys said...

Okay. Maddie is so stinking cute! I'm sorry we live so far away. Hopefully we'll keep in touch while you're in PNG. We've kept up with Kelly and Paul, so we've got a shot!