"Being a family means you are part of something wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what." ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday Or Bust

What do these two have in common?

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Not much, but they both had birthday parties this weekend. 

Brian turned 40 last week, and it just begged to be celebrated.  Luckily he’s got a Pinterest obsessed sweet little sister that obliged.  Ellen called Mark a month or more ago to help with the guest list and the surprise was set in motion.  Brian, of course, did everything you can imagine to ruin the surprise.  He took a last minute trip, got held up because of a missing car key, had the wrong car to fit him and the kids, and couldn’t have been more grumpy about the whole thing.  It was his party, and he could cry if he wanted too, but no way was he going defeat the determined group planning this.  Lee and Harv came home from Florida for their baby boy’s big day, family came from hours away, and friends from present and past gathered.  In the end he was truly surprised and it was all worth it.


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This fire engine was the most favorite toy.  It really shoots water and everything and everybody got wet at some point in the night.

What do you have have birthday parties?  Birthday cake shots of course!

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Yuck.  I’ll stick to the real thing!



The whole Johnson clan,oh, minus Alexander.  Please, that boy isn’t going to sit for a picture!

The end of the night was reserved for Michael Jackson on the WII.  Typical end of the night, just plain out of control!

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Shouldn’t those kids be in bed?  Yes they should, because only 12 hours later we would be here…


Before jumping you must watch a safety video.  I gotta admit, even though they don’t really follow the rules, the kids are always really into the video!




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Then they let you loose!

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This is me racing Livy in the obstacle course.


Yes, I’m really racing.  ‘Cause I don’t care if you’re 7, I want to win. 


During cake and ice cream the birthday girl gets to sit in the big throne.  I was thinking of buying one of these for my living room and when I sit in everyone must address me as “Your Hiness”.  Oh yeah, back to the birthday girl…



(I’d probably need one of those crowns too.)

Kaitlyn was so sweet with her gifts.  She wants to read every card and examine every box.  She appreciates her gifts and gives everyone their due time.

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Happy 6th Birthday!  You’re still my peanut:)

After 2 months of family, friends, cousins, and kids birthdays, I think we’re done for awhile.  The good news is the next birthdays will Mark and MINE in July.  I better get that throne ordered.

P.S. Ty is on a plane flying to his new home where his sister, extended family, and many adoring fans await!  Can’t wait to meet this little firecracker;)  

1 comment:

  1. Your crown would need so much more bling. And good luck with that "your hiness" stuff. Love your posts. Yo should write a book called, you can't make this shit up.