Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Bobby turns 29 this year! I gave him a SURPRISE party!
|Bobby has always talked about wanting a "adult piñata" that can be hit with a metal bat. |
A friend helped make a pinata durable enough!
Filled with KING size candy bars, of course!
|All the Hottie Wenches dressed to Kill!|
|Bobby's gift from his parents:|
The first block and motor for our block wall!
(UPDATE: wall was finished 2 years later!)
|Bobby's sweet, sweet grandparents!|
I will say. . . this will be the last surprise party I throw for him! It was so stressful planning, paying for and putting things together behind his back! I had to make up a few lies to get through the planning process! ti was much too difficult! I am happy I did it, just once though! We had a blast.
In mid April, we got sad news. . . a brother Bobby served with in the Marines was killed in Afghanistan. SSGT Jeremy Smith. We decided all of us should go to Texas for the funeral. So .... with plane tickets, a rental car (complete with mapped directions to and from where we would be in Texas), a hotel, and only 2 suitcases (yes .. seriously.... I packed us light) we headed to Arlington, Texas.
Jeremy was an amazing traveler. He slept most of the plane rides. He was such a trooper with being off his nap and eating schedule! The trip turned out to be bittersweet:
|I just can't get enough sleeping baby pictures!|
Bitter: The reason for the short getaway was tear jerking. Something about seeing a coffin with with an American flag draped over it, tugs at the heart strings. Meeting and watching Jeremy's wife, Rachel (her blog), was like seeing someone live my worst nightmare. I couldn't come up with words that seemed enough to comfort her. She cried when I introduced Jeremy to her and the reason for his name. After seeing how touched Rachel was, knowing Jeremy had been named after another Jeremy both her husband and Bobby served with, we decided to get in contact with Jeremy Bohlman's You can read that post here.
This experience makes us happily look forward to many more family vacations with Jeremy!!
|Top Left: Future Marine|
Top Middle: Sitting like agog boy in his own seat
Top Right: Riding the bull
Bottom Left: Daddy playing in the airport
Bottom Middle: There was a park at one of the airports we has a layover!
Bottom Right: Sleepy family!
|Have you seen a cuter 11 month old dressed in a suit?|
I KNOW! Me either! He is THEE cutest!
|From birth to one year! Crazy for me to see!|
I can NOT believe our little 5lb 12oz boy is already one year old!! Time really does fly! He is weighing in at 20.6 lbs and measuring 28 inches. We had plenty of friends and family that came to celebrate.
|Top: Playing in the sand|
Middle Right: While we were singing
Middle: This is pretty good!
Middle Right: Daddy what are you doing?
Bottom: These are so fun toys!