Sunday, February 20, 2011

Max's 6th birthday weekend

Wow, six. SIX! Six? Really? How is it even possible that I have a six year old? I think this was the hardest number for me. Five didn't bother me as much but I'm sure this one bothering me had a lot to do with him starting kindergarten the week he turned six. He has changed so much in the past year. He has had a huge growth spurt, he has lost all of his babiness in his looks, and he talks to you like a little grown up. He is witty and too smart for his own good. Yet, he is still my sweet boy that loves his mommy and I am glad he loves to have me around.

Max has always been one that knows what he wants and you usually can't make him change his mind once it's made up. Since his 2nd birthday he has always decided what kind of birthday he wanted and since his 3rd birthday he has decided where he has wanted the party to be at. For his 6th birthday he wanted a Scooby-Doo bowling party.

We had his party on his actual birthday since it was on a Saturday this year. We pretty much just invited the bigger kids he is friends with because I didn't think the little ones would like to bowl that much. Boy was I wrong! The few little ones that did come LOVED it and little Hudson bowled from the time they got there until his parents made him stop. Every one had a great time and Max said it was one of his best birthday party's ever!

The next day we headed down to Atlanta for another little birthday treat. Max's favorite singing group, The Akins, were having a concert for the making of a DVD. Max had started school on Thursday but didn't have to go back for his second day until the next Thursday because of the phase in system we have in our county. Since he didn't have to go to school on Monday, we were able to go to Atlanta and attend the concert and spend the night with my grandmother. My mom came with us and kept Wes at my Nanny's. Max is so funny sometimes, he really doesn't like doing things outside of his comfort zone and I had to force him to go. I only did it because I knew he would be fine once we were there and he would LOVE getting to see the Akins. Of course, mother knows best and after he got over his initial nervousness he had a good time. We were able to see The Akins after the concert and Max was super excited to see Nick.

He had a great birthday weekend. I am so thankful to be able to celebrate my boy's special days in the way they want. We always have fun and I can't wait to see what he picks for the upcoming year.

Max's cake was based off his favorite
Scooby-Doo episode,
Foul Play in Funland.

Max and Hank

Some of the girls waiting for their turn.


Wes using the ramp to bowl with.


Little Hudson


My sweet nieces, Belle and Emma

Blowing out the candle

Present time!

Sweet Pia drew him a picture

Birthday lunch at the Varisty.
Birthday boy's pick!

Take a picture of me eating this, mommy!

Max and one of his most favorite persons,
Nick Akin

Happy 6th Birthday, my sweet Max. You are such a blessing and joy. I couldn't have asked God for a better boy. You are the light of my life, my first born son. I love you with all my heart and soul! I am so blessed to be your mommy!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wesley's 2nd birthday

Okay, I started this October and still haven't finished it so here it is finally!! I've got all summer that has to be caught up on but I have to post the biggest events of the summer and that's birthdays!

Our little wild man turned two in July and we had a great time at the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga. My mom gave the boys a membership last year as a present it we have loved it! We wouldn't mind another one, hint, hint! :)

Since our little guy's most favorite thing is Mickey Mouse I of course had to do a Mickey Mouse party. He had the cutest invitations from Tula Designs! I love, loved them!! His party was early, 10:30, but that left us plenty of time to play in the museum the rest of the day.

In the party room the kids got to play, make crafts, and have their faces painted. Wesley started to let them paint and then changed his mind so he had a smeared half Mickey Mouse on his face the rest of the day.
We had cake, ice cream, and lemonade then the kids were off to play.

We thought we had lost Max for a few minutes because some friends of ours took Max with them and told Rex but Rex didn't inform anyone else of the fact so it was panic mode there for a bit until I found him and knew what was going on. I do have some of the greatest friends in the world and since Max was with them I did get to spend some one on one time with Wes in the museum while he did the smaller children's activities that Max doesn't want to do anymore. The upstairs exhibit changes every 3 months and the exhibit at that time was for body functions. It was pretty gross but all the boys absolutely loved it. I on the other hand was disappointed we didn't have the cute farmers market with the giant tree house that had just been there a few weeks before. But what boy doesn't like a giant boy that you pump air into his stomach to make him burp, a huge talking faucet with giant snot coming out of his nose, a machine that makes different pooting sounds, and one that has different body odors?

We always end our day at the water and overhead playground area. The water is Wesley's favorite and Max now loves all the pulleys and levies there.  The kids all had a great time and Wesley loved it!

His actual birthday was the next day. After church we had more birthday cake and then I took Wes home and Max stayed at mom and dad's. He got his presents from us, a new tricycle and a bubble lawn mower, we played outside, got to have a tractor ride with daddy, and then had his supper of choice, McDonald's. It was a great birthday weekend with my little guy!

Happy 2nd Birthday, my wild little Wesley. You are such a joy! Even though you are stubborn, wild, and cranky a lot of the time you make up for it in your cuteness, silliness, and sweetness. My life wouldn't be complete with out my little monkey boy! Mommy loves you more than you can image and I am thankful God chose me to be your Mommy!!

His Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake.
He still talks about it!

The birthday boy in the birthday chair!

My sweet boys, love them!!

Getting ready for face painting!



Making his birthday crown

Welsey, Max, Cooper, and Alex

Hudson, Wesley love Hudson!!

Meghan and Cason


he loved his Mickey Mouse phone

Emma and Belle

vacuming in the little yellow house

Snot, snot was his name

the burping guy

rooftop fun with Daddy

Jessi and PawPaw's playing the giant operation game

Oh, how I love this boy!

Where's Wesley? Oh behind his BB gun that is bigger than
he is!

Loves his new ride!

and lawn mower