Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Family Party

Sunday afternoon, the grands and great-grands came over to finish off the celebration of Coleman's third birthday. He was very excited to have everyone there! Gigi and Papack, Granny and Grandaddy, and Nana and Pop-O all came for supper, cake, and presents. Andrew and Granny were both feeling a bit under the weather, so we didn't get many people pictures this time. I think we will institute a pictures first policy from here on out. So when you arrive for a function at our home from now on, don't be surprised if I snap your picture as you come in the door.

Here are Coleman and Nana. He asked her to show him his cake, and then gave us his super cheesy smile that he has perfected.

We had one of his favorite suppers: hot dogs, Doritos (fire chips), pasta salad (birthday noodles), and baked beans. Then we served an ocean cake and Blue Bell homemade vanilla.

being silly with Pop-O

After everyone ate cake, we said it was time to open presents. Coleman disappeared. We found him up on our bed with all the gifts, trying to bring two of them into the living room. We helped him carry his pile to the couch and he and Brent started opening them. I didn't get a picture of him opening his dvd from Granny and Grandaddy. They gave us a second copy of Veggie Tales "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." We have literally worn out our first copy from watching it so much.
Uncle Chris, Aunt Margie and the cousins sent a new floor puzzle. He looked around after he opened it and said, "Thank you Uncle Chris and Aunt Margie and Amelia, Lily and Nolan!"
Aunt Mer Mer and Uncle Roger heard that he loved that lollipop drum at music camp, so they sent him his very own. It was a big hit, in every way!

Then he opened Nana and Pop-O's gift.

It was a pirate costume! He did not take it off Sunday night until it was bathtime. Then, when his pajamas were on, he put the costume right on top of them. That costume spent the night in the floor by his bed, and he met me at 6:45 the next morning coming into the kitchen, dragging it to put it on again.

One more gift from Gigi and Papack. It's a blower just like Daddy's!

This is how he has looked most of this week. Pirate sword in one hand. Blower in the other. Big, huge smile across his face.

It was a fun celebration for such a sweet yahoo.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Love the pirate pics. Too cute! Also love the cake. You did a great job.