What a whirlwind the past week has been for all of us! Crockett turned 2 on Tuesday, March 22... and we began our celebration last Friday as we headed to Holliday.
We always have family dinners when we get back to visit. It is a great chance to see everyone and catch up and let the kids play together. So, on Saturday, we turned our family dinner into a 2nd Birthday Party!!! Grandmaw Elwanda helped me get it all together, and I couldn't have done it all without her. We had fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac n cheese, and all kinds of good comfort food :) When we moved, we had to leave some of Crockett's toys behind at Grandmaw's house... the sand box and the John Deere gater. Elwanda filled up the sand box and we juiced up the gater and let the kids play. They had SO MUCH FUN! After we ate, they just played and played... Until the cake, that is. We ordered Crockett a BIG TRACTOR cake. He loved it especially since he got to blow out a candle! Sara and I gave Crockett and Rich a piece with lots of icing, stripped their clothes off, took them outside and let them have at it! It was SO funny to watch... they were covered in green icing! We put them in the bath to wash it all off and the water was just as green as it could be! Everyone who ate cake was walking around with green lips and teeth, too! Ha! Crockett got to open lots of fun toys. We are very fortunate to have so many people that love him so much! It was so wonderful to watch all of the cousins play and have such a great time together. The kids played until it was getting dark and they just couldn't play anymore! It was such a great get-together and I am so thankful to everyone for making Crockett's birthday so special!
Chris left on Sunday to go back to Midland, while Crockett and I stayed at Grandmaw's so we could go to see Dr. Sultemeier on Tues. for his well-check. I know Grandmaw loves having Crockett around, but I bet she was glad to get her house back and not have to hear Dumbo playing around the clock! He seriously watched Dumbo about 100 times :) All was well at the well-check. I realized how lucky I have been to have such a wonderful peditrician to help me through past two years. There is no telling how many times I have called him and his office... he is truly one of the things I miss the most about Wichita Falls. Not that I saw him that often, but just knowing he is there :(
We had such a great visit and a wonderful start to our 2nd Birthday Celebration!!!