Yesterday was Fletcher and Anderson's first birthday! We had a big John Deere birthday blowout. It was an amazing day full of family, friends and FUN. The boys did great and loved every minute of their party. It has taken me so long to write this blog because I honestly just don't know where to start. So, they say a picture is worth a thousand words... let's just say we will have a lot of pictures to help me out here!
Let's begin with Friday and Saturday. Friday evening my Dad, Stepmom, and Mamaw came up from Texas. It was the first trip Mamaw has made to Arakansas since our wedding. She had never seen our house that we bought 4 years ago. I was so happy she could see where we lived! We took a short trip out to Gravette and I showed her around my classroom. She seemed to really enjoy walking and looking around the school. Dad and Missy were big helps in birthday preparation Saturday night, and the boys LOVED seeing all of them.
Sunday was birthday day! We awoke bright and early and headed off to church.
When we got home we had bday cinnamon rolls and oatmeal. Then the men went down for a good ol' birthday nap and we finished up with food preparation and table decorating. I was SO pleased with how everything turned out. It was just how I had imagined it.
We had a great turn out. Including kiddos, we had a total of 47 guests!
It was so loud when everyone was singing happy birthday they covered their ears!!
Our house was full of so much love for the men. It was absolutely wonderful. Everyone was so generous with the gifts that they brought. The boys love all of their new toys, clothes, and books! Thanks to EVERYONE!!!
After the party we spent the evening playing with new toys and spending quality time with our Texas company. Everyone was exhausted and headed off to bed at a pretty early time. It was a BIG day for the birthday boys... and momma... and daddy!
This morning we woke up and sent off Dad, Missy, and Mamaw. I hated to see them go, but am holding on to our Thanksgiving trip down to Texas in about 4 weeks! The four of us then quickly got ready and headed to our 1 yr. pictures! They turned out great. The boys looked so grown up. (I will post the link when I get it tomorrow!) After pictures we went to lunch with Lolly and then headed over to the clinic for our check up and shots. The stats for the big 1 year olds are: A, 24 lb 9 oz and 30.75" with 10 teeth, including two molars and F, 23 lbs 6 oz and 30.5" with 7 teeth! Big and healthy. Then it was off to the house for a LOOOONG nap!
And here we sit, happy, and playing with our toys. It was the best birthday weekend ever. I am so lucky to have these boys in my life. I love them sooooo much. I can't even imagine what it would be like without them. I love they way they are so inquisitive and fearless. They definitely keep us on our toes. I am excited to see what the next year will bring!
Thanks for checking in with us. Have a great week.