This post will mainly be pictures. If you have something against freakishly long blog posts, I’m warning you now.
We had such a good weekend with the whole fam. Mom, Dad, Chad and Shannon and the boys came to our house first on Thursday and had dinner with us since I had always wanted Chad to see our new place, and he gave so much good advice to us when we were in the house market last year. It was SO good to have that Case-man jump out of the truck and give me a big hug. His cheeks are so plump and rosy and healthy-looking! He melted my heart pretty much on the hour over the entire weekend.
We followed them back to Portales after dinner on Thursday and Matt and April and their whole clan arrived late that night (or early Friday morning, however you want to look at it) and we party-heartied all the rest of the weekend.
Case about to jump on the blocks Matt is holding – notice Matt’s face, preparing.
Case-o quite happy about his destruction
Everyone felt this way when hugging that boy
Kari making the BEST sugar cookies on the planet with Mom. Seriously, we ate about 5 of those apiece! Mom – send me the recipe so I can post it!
Love that Kari-bear
Matt’s homemade chili stewing away
Pop-Pop (my dad) flying airplanes with the grandkids. You can’t see the plane but it’s tiny in the lower left-hand corner. I was obviously taking a photo of the sky 🙂
Revin’ Evan playing in the old trailer. Mom and Dad’s place is a dream-land for little explorers.
Case saying hello
Love this one of all the boys – Chad, Jake and Case
Jake was sad…about being hugged.
Case and Pop-Pop’s airplanes
Hannah and Jakers
Evan is in the running for Sweetest Boy on Earth. He breaks my heart – still so innocent and carries around his stuffed puppy. Oh, how I will be sad when that phase is over…
I absolutely love this one of Dad and the boys
Matt and Braden
Dad and Case playing tractors
And now I will break your hearts – Chad said it was time for bed, and Case was downright broken-hearted about having to stop playing with Pop-Pop. I know. Saddest thing. Ever. But so precious, so I had to post it!
Me and Chad and…sneaky Dad, haha
Case seeing the huge cookie Shannon made for his birthday. That’s all he wanted – just a big ol’ cookie! But he was very specific, “Make sure you write my name and put balloons on it!”
Landon – such a great kid who was sadly not feeling too well that day – but he played DS with Case for several hours (Hannah, too) and that just made Case’s day!
Second-best dog on the planet, Turk. Coming out of the water, as is pretty typical of him all day. Labs and water = bff
Mom and Case
Hannah fishing – this girl is awesome. Such a tough-girl and can throw a baseball further than most boys I’ve seen.
Kari’s frog. I love the chipped nail polish/frog combo. Such a summertime, kid thing.
Sarah and Jake. She was the best baby-sitter all weekend. Notice the texting.
Case – best little guy I know.
Braden playing with Case’s balloons
Turk howling for his ball
Matt and Braden
Pappaw and Evan
Love it! Happy Birthday, Buddy!
Contender for my favorite photo of the day.
I don’t know why, but these candle-blowing, happy birthday-singing pics are like a scene from heaven or something. 4 generations, singing happy birthday to such a special boy.
Look at his face in all of these! Just precious!
My FAVORITE! Look at everyone’s faces! Love it love it love it
So – amazing weekend, lots of good family time, and a precious boy that we didn’t know would even get another birthday. But he did and we all got to share it. 🙂
I’ll post later, some videos of Case screaming along to Everlong on Rock Band. Yeah, it’s pretty epic.