Monday, August 10, 2009

Colin's Party with the Stevens'

Another wonderful weekend with family has come and gone! How come weekends can't be 5 days long and the work week be 2? Only in a 'perfect' world! But what fun we had! Mom, Dad, Josh, Chelsea, Jayden and Gavin, drove down here Friday night. Taylor and Colin were so excited that Jayden and Gavin were going to be here! It was almost 10pm when they got to Osage. I was still at work, so they came by to get the house key...since Tim and the kids were already asleep. On Saturday we woke up and ate cinnamon rolls....yummy!!! The kids enjoyed that. They were all so happy to be together! We decided to go swimming around 11ish, and took , cheese, crackers, lunchmeat, bread, and drinks down to the pool and ate poolside! What a fun and relaxing day. It was very hot down here, but the pool helped us forget that! After swimming a few hours, Mom and Dad wanted to check into their motel. We did that, then went to Pirates Cove. Needless to say, should NOT have been done. It was unbearably hot and humid at that time and both Colin and Jayden were just really not into it. After a couple meltdowns, they were fine, and just putted along! It was fun, but by the end, all the kids, and adults were getting really tired. We headed back to our house, to get ready to grill out. Ate cake and ice cream and then opened some gifts. By 8pm, we were all ready to call it a night. They all headed back to the motel and crashed. Sunday morning, I took Tay and Colin to church with Mom and Dad, Josh and Jayden.
After church, we went home, I ordered pizza from the store, and went to pick it up while everyone headed down to the pool again. There we ate pizza poolside! It was so much fun....once again...I wish the weekends were a little longer. We didn't swim very long, since I had to work at 2, and the fam had to start headin' home. What a great time and lots of memories!

Tay and Jayden enjoying those rolls!

G....or Gavin! muahhh!

Dad and Josh were soo determined to finish that darm puzzle. Tay and Dad had started it, then Tay left him to do it himself...then Josh got involved!

The cake and decos. I did the cake myself! (With Chelsea and Mom's help and creativity!)

Mom and Tay chillin' at the motel

Lightning McQueen! Pretty good for my first 'character' cake!

Colin and Daddy!

It was too funny to watch him blow the candle out...he kept flippin up his bottom lip...probably spitting on it!?

Yeah!! Colin!

Gavin enjoying some cake!!

Jayden: "Happy Birthday Colin". It was so sweet!

Cheese Gavin!

Opening gifts

Yo Joe...wake up!!! Dad's relaxing vacation...maybe too relaxing?

All the kids checkin out all the toys!
He got some clothes, tool box with screwdrivers, hammer, saws, toolbelt, overhead light, from Gma and Papa. Josh, Chels, and the boys got him Matchbox cars, a red semi that looks like a Hy-Vee truck, monster truck, and bubbles.
Papa and Colin watching the DVD Papa made for Colin. It's a dvd of pictures of Colin and Papa! It's really neat and Colin absolutely LOVES watching it! Dad has made DVD's for all the kids on their b-days....they are pretty special to us!

Taylor fixing things!

On his actual birthday, (Aug. 10th), he woke up to this. Sunday night, I stayed up to put together a train table for his Thomas trains. The table was easy to put together. But he trying to connect the two train collections together, uhhh...I was so frustrated and sweating on figuring out how to connect them all. But thanks to Taylor, she helped me figure it out.

Choo chooo!!

Opening the card from Taylor

This little putter set was from Taylor. I think she wishes it was hers!

Colin: 'Thanks Tay Tay' Too sweet!

I have to work tonight, but after the kids naps, we are going to Miner Mike's for some fun and games!!! Thanks all for the gifts and cards and birthday wishes for Colin!!!


Anonymous said...

AWWW I love the picture of Taylor hugging her little brother. Looks like you guys had a great time. And hey, if Tim needs a cake decorator he needn't look far! Impressive!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

We had ssoooooooooooo much fun with all the kids wish we could do it more often. next time we'll go to Miner Mike's. the pics are great and the cake turned out really great!! Keep that in mind for Taylor's B-Day!Thanks for all the fun in the sun!Love yas, G-Ma XO XO

Anonymous said...

love the pix and glad i got to see you and colin tuesday and yesterday...too bad tay couldnt have come up :( oh well, im sure she and daddy had a blast!!! looks like he had a GOOD AND FUN party :)

if you arent up for jayden's birthday, ill see you next month!!!!

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