Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Tom Jr.

5 years seems so long ago but also feels like just yesterday that I held you for the first time.  You were beautifully BIG, 9lbs 15oz, I just say 10 lbs when I tell people your story.   I remember the stillness of the room as I snuggled you in my robe.  Everyone had left and it was just you and me.  You stared at me with your big round brown eyes and our hearts were joined from that moment on.

Today as we snuggle in your bed every night, you look at me with those same eyes and hug me so tight.  You bring us so much joy sweet boy.  You love so intensely and I know what that feels like.  You put every fiber of your being into whatever it is that you are doing, or want to do.  We love you and hope that you have a great birthday.  You are a blessing!

Daddy and Mommy

And now for Birthday festivies....Matey!!

We had a morning party with a few school friends, they were oddly quiet and well behaved for a handful of 4/5 year olds!!!.  And then we had family/friends like family party in the afternoon.  Whew, what a day, it was great, long, fun, and the smiles and squeals from my little FIVE year old boy made everything worth while!
decorating pirate hats and telescopes

Sweet treats table

Treasure cupcakes for school party

Jeweled goblets for school party

Every pirate needs a beard

Photo props, Argggggh

Serious and fierce pirates

Matey Charlie yelling "CHARGE!!!"

Walking the plank

Swords (Twizzlers), Sea Fare (Swedish fish) Cannon Balls (cream puffs and molt balls)

School friends digging for treasure

Cannon ball fight (balloons)

Singing Happy Birthday to Tommy, he was so sweet and kept saying "Thank you, thank you" in his shy little voice

Pirate ship cake for afternoon party

Argh!  These guys were into it!!

Daddy getting ready

Penny was upset that she had to wait for the

Ah, that is better.  Lounging with Nana and eating chocolate cake.

Yeah for friends!

Thanks Grandpa for making the trip! It means more then you know!

Chocolate golden coins given as favors.  Thanks to Miss Gretchen for doing all the graphics for us!!!

It was SO much fun.  Tommy had a great time and was excited to have all of his friends and cousins with him!!

Happy Birthday big boy, we love you!


  1. Oh Beth, you sure know how to throw a party - that looks like an incredible day! How fun! Your boy is blessed to belong to you :-)

  2. You are so fun!! I want to come to your next party! :)