Drew and Ben's party on Saturday was wonderful!!
So many family and friends were there, kids were running all over the backyard playing and having a blast, the food was great (thank you Crown) and the weather held up - no rain!!
Grandmother, granddad and Uncle Phil arrived on Friday from West Virginia and Hazelton, Pa. respectively - so we hung out with them a bit, which was nice since we hadn't seen them in a while. Saturday we were all up early to give Ben his birthday gifts (and Chris too since it was a joint gift) and then get ready for the party. The older boys were huge helps, couldn't have done it without them. Drew was not as helpful, but since he's 2, we'll forgive him...
The party started at 2 p.m. and people came from all over - Rhode Island, NJ, NY, Connecticut and Aunt Sheri flew in from Milwaukee - woo hoo!! It was non-stop for hours and by the time Drew went to sleep he was a sandy, messy, way ovetired, but happy little boy...Ben and Chris were tired too, but probably cause they stayed up until about 2 a.m. playing their new Wii...
I want to thank everyone who made the trip from near and far - we are sooo lucky to have such wonderful family and friends and we appreciate you all. I don't want to single anyone out because I'm afraid I will forget someone and you all made the party so special...looking out the back porch door and seeing the yard filled with people talking and laughing and having fun just made my day.
George - who became the offical party photographer - took a ton of pics so I will post some when I get them - they are sure to be way, way better than the few I took!!!
So - the June birthdays are over (boooo....) and now we move on to 4th of July weekend at the Jersey Shore - the place where the 4th of July was meant to be celebrated!!!! We leave for Pt. Pleasant on Thursday afternoon - I can't wait!!! This Jersey Girl can't wait to get to the boardwalk and the beach and feel that sun on my face and eat some boardwalk pizza and cotton candy while playing games and winning stuffed animals!!! :)