Sunday, May 31, 2009

George is Two!

Saturday was cousin George's 2nd birthday. We were glad when George's family invited us to spend some of the day with them to celebrate. After lunch, we met them at a little farm to see some animals. I ended up taking more photos of the animals than I did of the kids (oops).

It was a lot of fun, with the older kids very concerned about the welfare of the younger kids fingers and arms. We parents appreciated their enthusiastic protectiveness and are glad no appendages were lost.

We met up again later for pizza, cake and ice cream and, of course, presents. Pen and Ginger were happy to hold their new cousin (George's brand new baby sister) while George opened gifts.

Then it was time for the adorable Elmo cupcakes that were made by George's mom, Aunt Jazz Hands. The frosting was the perfect, dark red Elmo color-- it definitely left a lasting impression!

The funniest part of the day was near when it was time for us to go. The adults were sitting in the living room chatting when Bud came into the room and said something about someone doing something with water. Since the boys had just had baths, we figured he was referring to that. When Bud came in a few minutes later and said, "He sure is making a mess with water and ice!", we asked him to clarify. It didn't take us too long to figure out that George and Big were playing with the water and ice dispensers on the fridge. Eeek!

When Big and George came into the room a moment later, the proud looks on their faces made us burst into laughter. When we realized the sound we could hear as they walked was the squish of their feet inside their footed jammies, we laughed even harder! As they had reached up to push the arm of the dispenser, the water ran down their arms, continued down their bodies and legs into the feet of their jammies! They were soaked! Something tells me we need to watch out when these two busy boys are together.

Happy Birthday, George! We had a blast! Thanks for inviting us to celebrate with you!


jwise said...

What a fun time. :) This is why we would love to live closer to family! My favorite pictures are the red-faced ones. Gotta love Elmo!

Babs said...

Looks like such a fun day! Great photos.

Lisa Marie said...

Absolutely fantastic pictures- I love them all!

Pete Pages said...

Those farm pics turned out great! Love the ones of the girls with baby. I have laughed so many times just thinking about the boys and their sloshy feet. Thanks for hanging out with us! p.s. we made an offer on that house's low so it's a long shot.

The Laundry Queen said...

Thanks, all!

Tams-- I'm so excited!! (insert girly-type scream here) I'll be waiting on pins and needles to hear-- when are you supposed to hear back?