Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Duke's 3rd Bday

 This year, with the move coming up, four weddings last month, Halloween, and a crazy brain, I decided to opt out of a big birthday party for Duke (sorry D) but since it was the last time we were going to get to spend as a family for a while we did go ahead and have a Halloween themed get-together. We had the boys wear their costumes (Jensen is in loooove with his dragon).

We had a donut on a string contest....hilarious.

After so many antics from the little boys to get these donuts off their strings, we were excited to see the big boys try...

The excitement didn't last long...

And done.

Everyone (including Kiki) getting ready for the pie eating contest...

And they're off...

Coming up for air.

Duke pinning the smile on the pumpkin (Jensen and Parker tied for first on this one-- Jensen later told me that he had assumed that because he could so obviously see under the bottom of the blindfold that that must have been part of the game....)

Excited with a job well done

Duke was in raptures while the whole crowd sang to him

And out they go! A big thank you to everyone who was able to come celebrate with us, and lots of love to everyone who was far away!

Grandpa and Ichi

Gramps and Jensen 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Duke Turned Two!! (a while ago...)

In November Duke turned two!  Aunt Raine calls him a Force of Nature so we had a "D FORCE" birthday party!

 We did it at Aunt Raine & Terry's house in Louisville, which was SO nice of them to let us overrun!

 I made each Duke, Jensen, and Parker a logo, and put it on a shirt and cape for each of them.

 Jence was excited.

 The boys were glad to show off.

 They look pretty "super" right?

 Much to Terry's chagrin, Duke's favorite thing to do at his house it throw rocks in his pond. Shhhh!

 Other fun antics in Terry's landscaping.

 More posing.

 TWO! And more than thrilled to blow out his candles.

 I think this is Jensen not being happy that he doesn't get candles.

 And here is the cake eating sequence.

 And now Jensen gets his candles.

 Jensen and Parker found a nice little nook to eat all their treats.

 Another one. But just the frosting.

 We got them each a nerf gun to shoot the bad guy balloons.

 Daddy demonstrating.

 I was planning on posting more pictures of this part, but they are on Becky's computer and she won't get them to me. So the end of January is long enough to wait. ;)

And the boys with Becky and Niki.