Sunday, July 11, 2010

Our baby turns 5!

It's hard to believe that it's been 5 years already since God blessed our family with a beautiful baby boy. We never imagined our family changing as much as it has with this little guy now a part of our family. He has brought a whole new level of energy to our lives and we wouldn't change it for anything.

Friday, July 2nd, we celebrated with family and friends.
"Aunt" Janice and Nathan came before the party to give Ethan his gift. (I have to add...this was Nathan's first time to our house since his accident! We were so thrilled to have him walk through our front door!! Okay, back to party stuff!) "Aunt" Janice took care of "something" outside while the rest of us kept Ethan busy. Aunt Tanya was getting set up with her camera for pictures of the most exciting moment. (Thank you Aunt Tanya!!)

Once "Aunt" Janice joined us in the house, they gave Ethan his gift. He pulled out a box that had a picture of the real gift on it but inside was only part of the gift. Nathan had fun tricking Ethan for a bit but eventually we convinced him that he needed to look at at the swimming pool.
 "Aunt" Janice and Uncle Tyler had put the actual gift in the pool. Nathan made sure it was inflated and ready to go..."Thank you Nathan!!" Ethan was so excited when we saw his new Pirate Ship. He wanted to be in the pool so bad playing. Uncle Tyler went ahead and put him on the ship but mommy had one request, "Please stay dry." Eventually, Wayne made it on the ship with Ethan and they had a little bit of fun. After a short time on the ship, we got them off and onto dry land!
Ethan gave big birthday, thank you hugs to "Aunt" Janice and Nathan and then they had to leave but the fun did not end!
Uncle Tyler ended up in the middle of a big wrestling match. He better watch out because eventually, Wayne, Weston and Ethan are going to be big enough to actually take him down. It was so fun to watch them play. The best part of the whole ordeal was watching Paige's reaction. She wasn't too sure of what was going on. Wyatt, he just crawled around watching all the action.
We eventually got started with the birthday party. He received so many wonderful gifts.
I had a very hard time getting the candles lit because the wind had picked up a little. Once I got them all lit, we had to sing Happy Birthday pretty quickly. I don't know that I've ever sang that song so quickly. We were all laughing by the end of it!
It was a great night of fellowship with people who love Ethan and were excited to celebrate with him. He has so many special people in his life. Thank you to those of you who were at the party for coming and celebrating with him!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Love the photos!