Monday, June 24, 2013

June Birthdays!

We recently celebrated some pretty big birthdays around here!
Both of my boys are June babies :)
June 4th - Christopher turned 3 years old! 
This just looks like a wrapping paper tube-
what do you mean there's a present inside??
{ squinkies }
Michael was happy to partake in the present opening :)
Christopher had a pretty fun birthday -
We opened a few presents,
met some family and friends at a $1 movie- Ice Age 4,
ate dinner at Chick-fil-a,
and had VBS at Grandma's church!

Christopher got a special treat at Chick-fil-a!

SO excited about dinner and VBS!
 And we can't have a blog post without a picture of
Elizabeth in one of her sideways sleeping positions.

She always twists her body and head around!

June 12th, Michael turned 5 years old! 
That means I became a Mommy 5 years ago!
We skyped Daddy for present time.....

Gotta love technology :)

VERY happy about this gift!

Michael already had a pretty good idea
of what would be inside this tube....

S Q U I N K I E S !
Michael had a fun birthday, too-
he got to see some family from out of town,
take them to the park by Lake Bowen,
celebrate with lunch at Chick-fil-a,
and go to VBS at a church we have been visiting!

Michael got a special treat at Chick-fil-a, too :)

As for the birthday party,
we finally got to host one in our OWN home!

We went with a cost effective CARNIVAL theme :)
I'll let the pictures speak for the fun we had :)

Papa and Elizabeth!

Papa and all of the munchkins :)

When we said it was a carnival theme,
Michael specifically requested "fishing"

Fishing for candy and stickers!

 Surely they know their DAD is back there rigging this!

Grandpa was our pro drummer!

We also played some LIMBO!

Violet was the only one who REALLY got it!
The boys opened a few presents,
but this year we opted to do a Happy Wheels donation
in place of gifts since we already have so many toys.

They are pretty good at sharing!
I don't know why it took us 5 years to figure this out...
but DONUT HOLES are waaaaaaay cooler than cake!
In keeping with our carnival theme, we had "Cannon Balls".
Donut holes = YUM!

Singing a little Happy Birthday song :)

He's ready to chow down!

Elizabeth got passed around!

We borrowed a bounce house from some friends...
the boys were in carnival heaven!

They had it all to themselves!
They also got a parachute for their birthday!
(don't worry - no dangers here - it's the kiddie kind!)
Thankfully, some family helped us do it with the kids.

Kids running underneath - balls on top!

Running is so much cooler under a parachute!

Grandpa relaxing with Lizzy!

We were planning an indoor party based on the weather forecast
(lesson learned = weather forecasts are not reliable)

We didn't have a drop of rain.....
but we went ahead and did our indoor craft anyway!

Violet used a lot of pom poms :)

Michael used a lot of pom poms too!

C U T E cousins!

I can't believe how big our girls are getting!

Sisters and cousins :)
Overall, a GREAT, GREAT birthday :)

The whole Wiley clan :)
Behind the Scenes
Here are a few pictures of our fun carnival setup!

Food, food, food!

Every food had a fun name :)
Monkey Chow, Popcorn, Sweet Stix, Clown Candy,
Zebra Food, Carnival Animals, Elephant Food, Lemonade

Casey made his Boiled Peanuts...yum!

In addition to all the fun games, family, and food...
we have a box full of stuff to donate to Happy Wheels!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you - to everyone who donated :)

For the children in the hospital - Happy Wheels

Can't believe he is 5 years old!
Another year of birthdays come and gone!
My boys are getting SO big!
More posts of what we've been up to coming soon......
I find myself quite busy these days :)
<>< Stacy

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