This was the first year that our family party had to be done in shifts. We just couldn't coordinate every one's schedules, so we just did the best we could. One group came to watch Lee play t-ball and then stayed to play and celebrate Lee's birthday.
Here's the cheering section.
I loved his Mario cake! We ate all around Mario for as long as we could. Then we gobbled him up, too.
He still hates the pool!
Thanks to Mawmaw for taking care of him all weekend, so we could be more involved in Lee's parties.
Lee got this John Deere for his first birthday, and I'm pretty sure he put a million miles on it. He rode it until his knees almost hit the ground when he pushed. He loved it SO much that I would say it was his favorite toy until be was 2 1/2 or so. We used it inside and out. Now it looks like Wade is going to love it like his brother.
I love how you can see his lips making the car sound in this picture.
These 2 cuddled up in the shade.
After pinata time, Matt found Max off to the side chewing on a piece of gum.
And Mario! Lee's current 2 favorite things.
We were blessed again this year with perfect (albeit scorching!) weather for Lee's outdoor birthday parties. After everyone left, we quickly realized our air conditioner was on the blink...and it was Memorial Day weekend. After spending a week with Nam and Pa, and having a whole new unit installed, I'm happy to report that we are back home and cooler than ever.