Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Daddy

Daddy's real birthday was up next and so we planned a family super bowl get together to celebrate. Shelley and the kids were in town and Big, Nannie and Sarah all stopped in on Sunday on the way back from Austin. 

This year Stacey created a wish list on Amazon and then sent it out to everyone. I was a little sceptical at first because it seemed like you were registering for your birthday, which is actually exactly what you are doing, but, it turned out to be AWESOME because instead of gift cards or guessing sizes and what he might like there was a list of lots of specific things that he wanted at all different price points and with Amazon Prime most could be here in two days with no shipping charges. 

The whole family jumped on board so the week leading up to the big day was fun too with lots of packages arriving.

I had just gotten my broken camera lens replaced, thank you Big and Nannie for that early birthday gift, so I was fired up to take some pictures.

I embraced the shipping boxes as suitable wrapping paper.
 Stacey and Wyatt both perused the list and picked out something that they wanted to give Daddy. Another amazon plus, shopping at home with those two hoodlums.

Brylie and Truett made Uncle Stacey these awesome collages full of items that made them think of him or that they thought he would like. Brylie's was hilarious, but SO sweet. Nothing says Uncle Stacey like Olivia Newton John, Tequila, puppies and dinosaurs.
 Sweet love from III.
 Lots of excited helpers. Stacey III picked out a duck call.

And Wyatt picked a new sleeping bag from the list. He described the picture he drew as "Me and Daddy standing over my present shaking hands." We reenacted it...cause we're real formal and they "shake hands" a lot. Sweet boy, priceless.
 Boxes, fun at any age I guess.

 New pillow

 Lots of party guests
 Shelley is learning guitar and just our luck "Happy Birthday" is her bread and butter.
 Eclair birthday cake, per the honorees request, good choice.
 Mom and Dad came by to celebrate too..I just missed Dad planting one on Stacey's cheek.
 The gifts just kept on coming. Big loaded this one up, ready for action.
 Enjoying some party food.
 The next day was Stacey's real birthday and another package had arrived, he was spoiled.
 Occupants for the pop up blind were not hard to find.
 Happy Birthday Stacey we love you so much and are thankful for all of your 37 years.

Taste of The Wild

A Taste of the Wild is our school's annual fundraiser (formerly A Taste of Honey). Sadly, Wy-Guy ran fever the day of the event so Daddy hung back with the sicky, and the twins - because if leaving the wonder twins back home is an option then you better believe we are going to take advantage. Sorry twinies I love ya, but you are C-R-A-Z-Y. 

This little man was an angel.

Two of my beautiful nieces, Ally and Lila.
  Grandma, Mark's Mom, but my kids call her Grandma too, and Honey.
 The Warrens
 The Woods
It was now time for the singers.  This year the K-7th all sang together and it was AWESOME.  They sang"Learning to be the Light", by Newworldson and It was SO good.  Amazing words being sung from those sweet mouths. After cracking up just moments before at the preK kids busting a move, I quickly switched gears and had tears in my eyes at the amazing truth these kids were singing. 

 Heather helping with the auction
 I enjoyed a night out with my Stacey III.  
Big and Nannie made it too and were the proud winners of some auction items! They are awesome and such great supporters of WCS.
Tuckered out from too much fun.
The team did a great job with the event and I think everyone had a great night.
Thanks for the pictures Angie.

Seven and a HALF

In January, as we do every year now, we celebrated Stacey III's half birthday so that he could do it up right at school.
His teacher, Mrs. Lindsey, just so happens to have a July birthday too, so we surprised her with a joint birthday celebration. Standing on the chair as everyone sang.
Cookie cake, 'cause we raise 'em right around here.
 Half hats and plates...again.
 I collected money form the other parents so we could give Mrs. lindsey some flowers and a gift card.
And all the kids made cards too. It was SO fun to get to do a little something nice for a someone who spends her days pouring into our kiddos. We are so incredibly grateful for our teachers.
 Twinadoes loving some birthday balloons or "boons"