Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Jay's 5th Birthday! (Summer ep 5)

Early in the summer we were at the beach talking about Jay's birthday and the theme of boats and fish kept coming up. 

We seem to have a theme of picking parties that are not existing themes at your local party store so I put Patience to work on the invitation and she didn't disappoint! 

We had a "Big Boat, Big Fish" theme. We had big fun and a big cake (with a fish jumping out!!). 

 He was still 4 on party day!

We did not do the greatest job with pictures, did nearly have a hair fire with the birthday boy, and had our whole house looking mighty nautical. (Somehow, my picture-taking talent went kaput during the mid-way point of our crazy-fun summer. I also think I was having storage issues.) 

Jay FINALLY turning 5 was amazing. Everyone we know said they felt like he'd been 4 forever and I have to agree. Everything about 4 was fun, it seemed to be magical and it also seemed like 5 would never come. I know it will only get faster from here so I'm keeping Jay at this age locked up in my heart forever. So fun!

On his actual birthday we celebrated and sang again with chocolate muffins, then went to Airwalk with Weston and Davis, then Jen took us all out to lunch THEN we went to the Galleria to spend a Lego card Jay had gotten for his birthday (and everyone else got Legos too. Can Jay have a birthday everyday?)

We ended the night with dinner at Moe's Bar B Cue with Dede and Papa. Turning 5 totally wore us out! 

Picking up where we left off...(Summer ep 4)

Our jam-packed, nonstop summer kept us going--so much so that I got behind in blogging the memories, then summer was over and now here we are mid-way through October--and its time to catch up and keep it moving. 

The end of June brought us back to the beach house until July 6! 


We boated, took in some amazing sunsets, swam and spent time with cousins. 

We did our first rounds of Putt-Putt, played at the beach more then came home for a few days hours, then Karla and the kids came to Birmingham and we all drove back to the beach for a few days.

Jay and Lizzy hid from Kelsey and CJ like this forever. I have no idea why these pictures are sideways.

Karla and CJ had to get back to Nashville for CJ's big camping trip, so Kelsey stayed on with us for more beaching and then home to Birmingham for Jay's birthday week!

We drove in from the beach and went straight in to see Minions 3D. Then next day we did the McWane center forever then went to the Oswalt's for an impromptu Pizza Pool Party. Friday we party prepped and ate Mexican and Saturday we partied...stay tuned!