Here are some pictures from the past week. We will start with Mom's big 50th birthday bash last Saturday.
This is the cake Lindsey made. I wanted to get a cake with a sculpture of Mom in her convertible on top (yes, I've been watching too many shows like Ultimate Cakeoff, Ace of Cakes, and Food Network Challenge). It was going to cost a minimum of $200 to get it done by a bakery. My sister, being the creative genius that she is, offered to attempt to make my dream a cake-reality. I love the end result!
James' Great-Uncle Rob lives a couple of hours away. This was only the 2nd time that they got to see each other. At first James cried but then Rob held him facing out and he was happy as a clam!
Tyce, Grandma Jo, and James were having a grand time together!
I wanted a picture of the boys with their Great-Grandma Knotts.
This past Thursday Rod and I wanted to take our little brother Blake, our nephew Jeremy, and James to the park for a picnic. Here is a self-portrait of James and his Mama watching the boys play at the park.
Jeremy loves his little cousin James and was begging to hold him on the swing. They had fun playing together like big kids!
James also enjoyed the baby swing. He was yelling and smiling at all the kids who ran by.
After running around with the older boys for a while, Rod took a few minutes to toss James around. I snapped this picture and I love the way it turned out.
A friend of my Mom's noticed that her neighbor closed down her home daycare and put all her baby stuff out on the curb with the trash. She called Mom to see if she wanted it. It filled up Mom and Cait's car to the brim! This week we were finally able to sift through all the toys. James was thrilled to get some new things to chew on. He was getting bored with his old toys.