Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The last party in August

After partying it up with Gracie and her friends for her 12th birthday, see post here, and then two days later partying it up with Zac and his buddies at Laser Mania (previous post), we were ready to party as a family. Every other year we do a friend party, this was the year. But we can’t miss out on the family gifts, birthday dinner, etc. Grace and Zac share the exact same birthday – August 28th. Big day around our house!

The day started out with our typical birthday traditions. The birthday chairs were decorated, birthday mini-poster/placemat made, cinnamon rolls cooking, fresh fruit and the whole family there (missing B & A!). It was an early start, 6:50am!! We had to get things rolling, school was calling!

 IMG_6126 IMG_6129Grace is the first one to leave for school (7:20am), so she’s the only one (so far) all ready to go! IMG_6131Happy 12th birthday Grace! Happy 9th birthday Zac! IMG_6134 IMG_6137 IMG_6138Some birthday lovin’ from your big brother is always a must!! IMG_6139GO BYU!!IMG_6140 Grace was excited for the new light blue converse that Lex and Brian bought for her!IMG_6142 IMG_6145 IMG_6146Zac was really ready to be 9! He also loved that he got to wear the Laser Mania shirt that he got he previous day at his friend party!  IMG_6147 IMG_6149Photoshoot!! IMG_6151That night was present time! Zac and Grace have their own little tradition that they give each other the present from themselves and open them at the same time! This is after the yummy birthday dinner they always choose, Navajo Tacos. Mmmmmmm! IMG_6155 IMG_6171New soccer balls are always great! IMG_6188I had to take a picture of Erin’s “persian rug”. All the bracelets she made this summer are STILL on her wrist and they look like a persian rug. Ha. Love you Erin!! IMG_6192 Grace and all of her birthday treasures. Lucky girl! (not sure why we don’t have one of these pics for Zac! He must have ran off to play with his new stuff / build Lego sets!!!)

Happy birthday Grace and Zac. We are soooooooooooo thankful that you joined our family and that you are such happy, sweet, cheerful kids. We are blessed beyond measure to have you in our lives. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

(and many m-o-r-e!!)

1 comment:

Cindy Sharkey said...

Wow, for a Mom with 2 birthdays on the same day it went amazingly smooth, and looks like loads of fun. Love to see those smiles :) :)