Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Where A Kid Can Be A Kid... and so can Ryan"

I caved. I went against everything I said I would NEVER do. I took Gaje to Chuck E. Cheese for birthday number five. Oh, dang. The kids actually had a lot of fun, as well as the adults... really. When we started singing Happy Birthday to Gaje, I couldn't find Ryan. Everyone else was there but him. I was a tad bit worried. I looked across the party place to find him playing a game. When I asked him 'what the heck he was doing' he told me 'he was winning more tickets for "Gaje"'. Right. :) I'm just glad everyone had a good time. Thanks to all those who came and supported Gaje at his birthday party!
Birthday Boy (with his inflatable bday crown with tokens...SAH-WEET) and Jaxon

Cousins! Kacie, Rhett, Gaje, Bentley & Dillon

Kacie and Pyper (yes, she is barefoot)

Beautiful Erin & Kade

Bentley & Talen in the MONSTER TRUCK!!

The Party Crew! Mom, Gma, Lexie, Hannah, Leslie

Ryan... need I say more?!

The awesome Monster Truck Cake from Aunt Josie!

Chuck & Gaje

Pyper trying her luck at Dance, Dance Revolution!

How Did This Happen?!

Look who turned...FIVE.
Seriously!!! I can't believe Gaje turned 5. Ouch. I am in total denial. Kindergarten this year, getting his driver's license next year. But, really. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Wow. He is the sweetest, most tender hearted little boy I know. I couldn't ask for a better son. I am going to miss him during the day, as will Miss Pyper. We love you bud.
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Birthday #5

Father's Day

I have to take a second to update the blog and brag about the wonderful fathers in my life. I have been so very blessed with a great dad. He has always taken such great care of my mom and family. He has set a wonderful example of "PROVIDING" for his family. I truly admire this characteristic which he possess. Surprisingly, it is one not many fathers posses. Especially when I was a single mother, he was a great support to me and the kids. Now, I am blessed to be married to another outstanding father. It is amazing to look over the past year and see how his relationship with the kids has blossomed. I am so grateful for his willingness to be a father, and his constant desire to be the best he can be. He is a great at "PRESIDING" and "PROTECTING" our small family. I am grateful for both of these men and the priesthood they honor. I, along with many, are blessed by them daily. Love you both.