Monday, February 21, 2011

Since I found out I have new blog readers.....

Krista, this post is for you!  Enjoy these pics!  It was great seeing you all yesterday!

Happy 2nd Birthday Gavin

Happy 2nd Birthday Gavin!  I can't believe how big you are getting.  Seems just like the other day we were celebrating your first birthday and now look, you are 2!  You amaze me each time I get to see you with all of the new stuff you learn.  I love the way you say "lalello" for yellow and "dreen" for green!  I'm so glad that Uncle Shawn and I got to spend your birthday with you.

Beth and Tommy had Gavin's birthday party at 3:00 on Sunday, so after church, we went to lunch and then drove into Rockport to help celebrate the big day.  The party was at the community room of the apartment building mom lives at.  It's a nice size room with a full kitchen, plenty of tables and chairs, there is a couch and chair and TV to relax at, and then an air hockey table and pool table for people to play on.  Then there is a couple of swings and picnic tables outside for relaxing outdoors.  It's really a great place to have parties. 

We had chocolate cake (my fave!) and ice cream to eat, watched Gavin open presents and just enjoyed every one's company.  There was LOTS of people present at this party too:  Mom and Roger, Beth, Tommy and Gavin, me and Shawn, Brandon and Billy, Krista, Nathan and the boys, Aunt Dobie and Uncle Charlie, Uncle Popeye, Jenny and her girls, Dave, Mary and Dave's mom, Samantha Embry and her family, and then Regina and her kids. 

Gavin loved opening his presents too.  He got lots of good stuff  - matchbox cars, a matchbox cars case, remote control cars, jeans, shirts, jammies, socks, underwear, a pop-up tent, and some other stuff.  We got him a Leapster Leaptop, foam alphabet letters for the bath, two pair of jammies, his 2-year old t-shirt that I had made, and a toy cell phone like Uncle Shashawn's. 

After everyone had left the party and we had cleaned up, we (me, Shawn, mom, Beth, Tommy and Gavin) went to Angelo's for some yummy pizza, breadsticks and sandwiches.   Thanks for supper Beth and Tommy! And of course a visit to the game room.  Gavin loved that.  I took him in there to play and he climbed up on one of the car racing games and yelled for Shashawn to come in there. Once he get in there, Gavin told him to sit so they could race cars together.  It was the cutest thing! 

His yummy catepillar cake. 

I think he got surprised when the lights were shut
off and everyone started singing.

Blowing his candle out. 

Time to get serious about the cake and ice cream eating!

My handsome little buddy!

Opening his Leaptop!

His 2nd birthday shirt I had made. 

Gavin and Aunt Cici

Racing cars with Uncle Shashawn

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ESCOG Valentine Banquet

Sunday evening we had our Valentine's Day banquet at church at 5:00 in place of our Sunday evening service.  The basement was all decorated for Valentine's Day and we had yummy Mexican-themed food and plenty of sweet treats!  We played Bingo and the Newlywed Game and just had a great time of fellowship.  Of course I had my camera out and tried to get pictures of everyone.  I missed taking a picture of one couple - Ron and Pam Hicks - sorry guys!

Alexandra and Me

Shawn and Alexandra

Angie and Garvin

Dewey and Cheryl

Dale and Teresa

Bill and Sherry

Rachel, Noah, and Phil

Brian, Jenn, and Isaac

Aaron and Mistie

Sister and Brother Heard

Shawn and Grandma Heard

Everyone enjoying the games and concentrating on getting a BINGO!

Grandma Heard aka Mrs. Valentine

And of course during the cleanup,
there has to be fun with the decorations!

Happy 8th Birthday Zoe

On Saturday, Shawn and I went over to the Robinson's for Zoe's 8th birthday party.  I was glad Shawn got to go with me this year because he always has to work whenever we have get together's with the Robinson's.  He was off on Saturday because his parent's were supposed to come into town, but due to a change of plans, they didn't get too. 

We had spaghetti and bread and some yummy cake and ice cream.  And we had a great time getting to see all of our old friends again.  I've been to every one of her birthday party's from the time she was born, except for one and that was when Shawn was in the hospital, and she doesn't let us forget that either. 

I got her a new blanket for her birthday.  Seems like I am always getting her a snuggle blanket either for her birthday, Christmas or another holiday.  Of course she's just like me though in the fact that we love our snuggle blankies!

Happy 8th Birthday Zoe and thanks for letting us celebrate with you!