Monday, July 16, 2012

Trace Fishing

These speckled trout didn't have a chance:

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Trace's Super Sonic Birthday!

It's hard to believe that our baby boy Trace, the same baby we've talked about since the start of this blog, turned 5 this week, that's right...FIVE!  I get teary-eyed just typing it.  To celebrate this milestone, we allowed him to choose this year's theme.  After scouring through birthday party catalog after birthday party catalog (his favorite piece of mail), he finally settled on Sonic the Hedgehog!  And after several mid-June birthday parties under our belt, we knew we had to pick someplace cool, like our favorite park/splash park!
  Keeping cool at the splash park
 Trace loved his new Sonic shirt and wouldn't take it off.  
(He's even wearing it now, actually.)
 The birthday boy!
    Pap & Fisher enjoying some birthday grub. :)
  The cake table 
    The cake!
 Let's dig in! 
 Fisher, post-cupcake consumption.  He looks like he might be in a sugar coma.
  We rented a "slush" machine to keep cool.  They were delicious!  Here's Trace triple-strawin' it. :)
 Pinata time!
 Candy Free-For-All! 
 Check out my bag o' goodies!
 Opening presents! 
 Mommy showing off my new tray with my name on it!
 Stick 'em up!
 Sonic race cars! Woohoo!
 A new Sonic school bag just in time for Kindergarten!
 We tied balloons to Fisher to serve as a tracking device! :)
 This kid had fun today! 
  Post-party present play and Dad finally gets in a picture! 
 The loot.
 Trace photo-bombed by Dad.  
 Happy Birthday, Bug!  We love you more than words can say.  You bring so much action, excitement and energy to our family and you are too smart for your own good! ;)  You're all boy and you love superheros, sports, video games, and anything outdoors.  You're an awesome helper and you're a really great Big Brother!  We love each new experience with you and seeing the world through your eyes.  You've made the last five years the best five years of our lives.  We look forward to many more years to come! 
Love - Mom, Dad, & Fisher