Wednesday, May 12, 2010


First allow me to say that although I haven't posted anything about it yet (I'm still waiting on pictures from our "designated photographer" for the weekend), Chris and I had a great time in PCB at Thunder Beach. The weather was less than desirable, but we made the most of it for sure! It was crazy fun, and I can't wait to see the pictures.

I realize I'm a bit late but if I don't post these now, it won't get done. Then when I look back I'll wish I had.

Grant's birthday really snuck up on me this year, so at the very last minute (which is not unusual for me) we threw together a swimming party for him. Sometimes the opportunity presents itself for picture-taking. Then there are those times like Saturday, when at one point you have close to 20 children in and around your pool, when it just doesn't.

Here are a few I managed to get from the party:

B will probably kill me for this one, but she and GaGa were in charge of Snow Cones:

After snow cones, we had ice cream sundaes. There isn't one single picture of those because they were gone in a flash. :)

Then came the cake:

As always, my friend Amy came through with a great cake. She's been making our cakes I think since Grant's first birthday, and I can't imagine anyone else being in charge of it.

Everyone got their own water shooter which made for some great fun as well as some wet parents. :)

Of course, when you're dealing with Turbo, sometimes someone else's fun isn't always your own:

No worries. It was a piece of cake to snap him out of it - pun intended. Hee hee.

Martha, as usual thank you so much for helping me get everything ready. When I tucked Grant in the night of his party he made the comment it was the best party ever. It really was a lot of fun. I wouldn't have been able to pull it off without you! Thank you and all your Thin Mintness! P Fat loves you big much!


This may go down in history as one of the best Mother's Day ever. With Grant's party being the day before as well as UFC that night, everyone was worn out. We all slept in a bit Sunday, Bethany and all my guys took me to lunch, then we all spent the rest of the afternoon by the pool. It was a day where nothing was on the agenda except enjoying each other's company. And it was perfect.

I'm so thankful for these four precious ones who are the reason I get to call myself mom:

Things were going so smoothly I was starting to worry. ;) Everyone woke up in a good mood, no fighting.  Lunch was awesome - everyone got along and enjoyed themselves. The weather was perfect, and we're all having a great time. So, I thought, what gives? HA!

Never to worry. Remember those water shooters from the party? Well Grant thought it would be funny to squirt Sissy with one.

Can you tell from this look she didn't think the same thing? And this was AFTER she had calmed down.

Then daddy had to get in on the action only in usual Chris fashion had to step it up a notch:

Which lead to this:

Which ultimately led to this:

Those are the babies I know and love. See, I was worried for nothing. 

A snow cone or two later and we were all smiles again:

Ahhh, my Mother's Day was complete! :)


Ford Family said...

Cute pictures!! Happy Mother's Day sweet friend! love you!!

Tara said...

Now that's what I call a Sno Cone machine! Fun! Glad you had a great Mother's Day...aren't days like that the best? Just easy-going, fun-loving, and spent with your most favorite people. Doesn't get much better than that!

Martha said...

I am SO glad I could be there to help! You know that is my element. :0) I hated to leave, but I am really glad you got to spend time with your family. You and my baby loves are the most precious people in my life, aside from my own, and any time I get to spend with them...I am there!!! Glad you had a great day, and glad G-man did too. ;) Thin Mint LOVES her P Fat!!!