Monday, April 29, 2013

Jack's 7th Birthday

There was all sorts of celebrating.  We started at his school on Friday.  Passed out pencils and sang the birthday song. 

No cupcakes or cookies in California schools!  Pencils or erasers, please.  :)



Disneyland up next....the happiest place! I love it. 


Had a great celebration of Jack at the park.  Disney does it so well.  The birthday button garners so much attention.  Several people greeted him.....which turned into talk about his bowling party......all so fun.


Kelly and Maggie Beau joined us. 



Maggie turns 1 soon, so we bought her Mickey ears.  Makes me so happy.



She and Laine are wearing matching "Tomato Jane" (Lainey's terminology) dresses bought by Kelly.  Maggie is Lainey's honorary little sister.  :)


How handsome is this guy getting?  He'll be a teenager in 7 months!  I am loving the 'big kid' years.......so fun to enjoy our three out of diapers, complicated car seats, and strollers. 


Still spinning......before the parade......with bubbles.


A duck joined the parade during our visit!  Very entertaining.


Disneyland was a ton of fun.

 And, I got this awesome pic from the day.  LOVE!!!!!!!

So very Carter, Jack and Lainey.....all in the perfect representation of their personality.



We woke early the next day to wish Jack a happy birthday.

And, he grew overnight!


Opened lots of presents from family near and far.


Blake found a special gift at Toys r Us.  Went to pick it up.....Jack received a balloon and crown and a special announcement on the PA system.

All smiles.


And, finally.....it was time for the bowling alley party!

He LOVES this bowling pin.  Part of the party.


He was so happy the entire time.  Blake and I couldn't stop smiling, either.  Nothing warms your heart more than seeing your child light up like this.



Lainey channeled Grease 2 all night, even though she's never seen the movie.  She was quite the scene.


And, this made me tear up then and makes me tear up now.  Our grumpy guy overwhelmed with gratitude and happiness.  Such a special, sweet little soul.



With the crew.  That's "Meow", Lainey's beau on the right.



Still at the claw machine.  With his bowling pin, which he carried everywhere.


Awesome shirt.



Kindergarten romance. Even though I think they broke up.  Never sure.


Major highlight......the glow-in-the-dark bowling shoes Caroline sent Jack.  Totally hip.



Finished the weekend at the beach.......kids explored the tide pools while I caught up on some reading.


Life is good!  6 weeks until summer. 

Jillian arrives on Wednesday.  And, we have a girls getaway planned.  So ready!

Back soon.

11 comments:

DeAnna Stephens said...

Such a happy post!! And, how cute is Maggie Beau! Is that what they're calling her now? I just thought it was Beau?
Love that Jack has a monogrammed bowling shirt! #awesome

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Love Jacks reaction!!! So sweet!!

Kelly Beatty said...

Punkin Jack! Love him. Carter is so awesome. What Casey didn't mention is that he does all kinds of wonderful big brother duties like take the 2 little ones on the Merry-go-round, go on "baby rides", and helped me with MB. @Dee - MB's father wouldn't call her just "Beau". So, her name has evolved to Maggie Beau. Oh we'll.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Happy 7th Birthday Jack! Love, Love, Love his bowling shirt with his name on it too. How cute is that! So glad that he had a great birthday!

Jodee said...

Happy birthday to your handsome guy! Love, love, love the party pictures! So cute!

Jo said...

I LOVE those shoes! i want a pair!

Monica said...

LOVE the birthday boy! What a fun party and a happy face.

Kristen said...

Gah... he makes me so happy. For what it's worth, the pics of him with his cake made me tear up too. Just love this beautiful soul of yours... he is such a blessing.
And Laine and her boy crush posing together?! Oh my word.
Also, Carter is turning into one hunky tween. Woah.
Glad he had such a blast... also glad Hanneman seems to be taking my request for my own skull bowling shoes seriously. Those are beyond rad.
Final thought.... I cannot WAIT to be able to take Quinn to Disney. Carl will never go but Hanneman and the crew will probably tag along and I am so stoked. Her own little Minnie ears with her name on them? Ahhh. Awesome.
And one more- I lied about that last part being the final part. Hanneman and I want to be princesses. Like for real though not just we say that and who doesn't. We actually talked about applying at Disney to be a princess. Seriously?!?! How is that not the absolute best gig in the world?!?!?

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