Blake loved the card I made for him even if there was a picture of him naked (from the backside). He thought it was quite
"This is soooo cool!!!"
"I just love getting presents!" said Blake.
Alexis thinks that her pretend birthday cake is even more fun!
After opening his presents, we headed to Red Robin for birthday supper. This is a favorite place to go for Smith birthday celebrations.
Friday morning, Blake headed to school early (taken by his daddy) to take a "before-school" enrichment class. We are so used to seeing the boys waiting together for the bus that Nicholas looked so lonely all alone, do I decided to go outside to wait with him. It had snowed the night before so I captured Nicholas and the snowflakes.
The snow just kept on coming.
Saturday was the beginning of an exciting weekend! Blake was excited that Uncle Brent, Jen, Layla and Marley, Aunt Paula and Uncle Ron and the Geyers would be coming for his "family" birthday party. PopPop Tom had arrived on Friday. Before the party, we headed out to watch Nicholas play at his Upward Basketball game. He is one of two 3rd graders on his team. The rest of the boys are 4th graders but Nicky is scrappy. He is fun to watch as his confidence develops. They didn't win but it wasn't from lack of trying!
You can see below one of the reasons that they didn't win...and Nicholas had to guard him!!! I can say, that while Nicholas was guarding this very tall boy, the boy made only one basket. While Nicholas was resting on the bench, the boy made a few more baskets! Way to guard, Nicholas!!!
It's rather humorous don't you think???
|The other kids may be bigger than Nicholas, |
but he does his job!
The game is over and everyone heads home
for the party. Brent, Jen, Layla and Marley have
arrived and Aunt Conya, Uncle Mark and their
kidlets are due to arrive. Aunt Paula and Uncle Ron
are walking up the road. Blake is a happy boy!
Layla and Lexi have such a good time together!
Marley and Blake decide that it's time to put on the pirate costumes!
Here was a small part of the food served. I forgot to take a picture of the full buffet but, oh my, it was delicious!
This is one happy girl...right where she likes to be...with her PopPop! After all, they hadn't seen each other in 2
Blake reads his first birthday card and sees that it is from Uncle Brent, Jen, Layla and Marley soooo......
"Thank you Aunt Conya, Uncle Mark, C1, C2, C3 & C4!!!"
"I love all the Legos!"
"Thank you sooo much, Aunt Paula and Uncle Ron!!!"
Alexis delivers the next present.
"More Legos!!! Yeah!!!!!!!"
" .....I LOVE it!!!"
"Thank you Grandma Connie & PopPop Jim!"
PopPop Tom plans how he should "help" Blake.
Blake can't wait to begin building as Caylee watches.
It's time to sing and blow out the candles but it is very hard for Blake to stop building even for a second. Notice his hands continue to "work" :
"Blow, Blake, Blow!!!"
Blake gets a little help from C3 as Blake continues
to "work" on his newest creation.
"Now, where was I???"
C4 loves the cake!
"I had to stop for cake and ice cream!"
C2 is happy to be at Blake's party
The afternoon is about over. We sat around for a while and enjoyed each other's company. Jen and Kendra chat about the day.
It was such a nice day! I headed home after dinner since I needed to be at Trinity on Sunday morning. What a great weekend!!!
Happy 8th Birthday, Blake!