I remember his birthday like it was yesterday. I was driving Greg and his mom crazy because I simply wasn't ready to go to the hospital. Finally when I couldn't talk and the contractions were 5 minutes apart, AND Jake was up from his nap... I was ready to go to the hospital! By that point we were in the middle of a snowstorm and we were in FRONT of the first snow plow clearing the road. What I really remember is that I wanted to break off the door handle every 5 minutes, I'm so stubborn ;)
They escorted me straight to the birthing suite as soon as I got there and Evan Joseph arrived a few hours later! He was a week early, but a whopping 9lbs 3oz... so I'm glad he arrived early, ha ha. He was Mr. Sweet Cheeks!
|OMG I want to go back in time and cuddle him again!|
He had a very clear idea how he wanted to celebrate his birthday since Jake just had his birthday two months ago. Poor kid, he's creative and inventive... except when it comes to something Jake has done before, he likes to do the same.
We woke up to breakfast and the table filled with gifts from us and those sent from family.
|Let the birthdaying begin!|
|Jake picked out the Firefighter outfit on his own for Evan|
|Quite a haul fireman!|
Then it was off to Chuck E Cheese!
|All three of them when straight for this passive roller coaster ride thing|
|It's funny to see their faces|
|Again... a glimpse into the future??|
|The only one he really liked ;)|
|Having funny! Even if sporting a forced smile|
|Jake loves this game, just like Daddy!|
|So Evan... lining stuff up!|
After naps he took the birthday money he received to Target and combined it all to get the biggest lego set yet! Which took quite a few hours to build!
Then we went to Red Robin for birthday dinner!
Back home to wrap up the day long festivities with cake! Greg's birthday is 6 days before Evan's so when we got Greg's cake from the store on Monday... Evan saw the perfect cake for him... a cheesecake covered with fruit. This kid LOVES fruit. But of course when Greg made his traditional "night before birthday fun run to get balloons, cake, etc"... they didn't HAVE it. They always have it. So he got this one...
|The forced smile returns...|
Evan was esstatic BUT he just ate the fruit and the frosting (he's not a big chocolate cake guy... that's Jake and Greg). All that mattered was that he was happy and it was a good day.
|Ah yes, there we go! ha!|
"The trick is growing up without growing old."
- Casey Stengel
- Casey Stengel