Sunday, July 13, 2014

Birthday Babies

I love having two summer babies.  It is fun to be able to celebrate outside and these two love celebrating together.  Because summer is so busy with baseball and such, we often have to be very flexible about when we can fit in a party for them.  Last Monday I literally looked at the weather forecast and saw that the weather for the upcoming weekend looked good.  I called the pool and blessedly they had an opening on Saturday night.  A few facebook messages and emails later lots of friends were invited to swim and party with us. 

Our big ten year old and our sweet five year old!  David thinks he is capable of amazing feats now that he is ten. 

Blessedly the weather was beautiful and we had such a fun night at the pool with friends.  With vacations and such we missed many friends, but we threw it together in five days:) 
David with the Hash girls and Kelsey.  These girls are amazing to David and it makes my heart so happy to see them together.  They were in class together this year. 
Last week I saw this princess cupcake dress on Pinterest and sent a picture to the amazing Bryan Underwood begging him to make this for Hope.  This is what he showed up with for her party.  Not only are they amazing cupcakes, but my birthday girl was thrilled! 
Sage and the Jonas made the trip from Bristol to celebrate with us.  Anytime we can spend time with them is awesome. 
David insisted I watch him jump in a million times and take a million pictures.  He likes to pose  when he jumps in.
Hope had such fun with her Daddy throwing her in!
Then Mike thought it was so easy to throw Hope in that he would try it with Kyle!  Ha!  Kyle is almost as big as we are. 
Hope had some preschool friends and some Tball friends there to help her celebrate.
Hope picked out the cupcake princess dress cake and David got an Avengers cake.  Last week while we were throwing this party together he was too lazy to go to the store to pick out his cake.  He had the idea to shop online for his cake! Sure enough we looked online and then I called in to the bakery. 
We sang to each birthday kiddo and this picture is SO David.  While everyone sang to Hope she hid behind me and was shy.  While everyone sang to David he danced front and center!  Love this little turkey!
While David was going through chemo and radiation at UVA, anytime his port was accessed he was allowed to visit the toy closet at clinic to get a new toy to play with.  We have received many many toys during his eight months of treatment so we thought their birthday would be a good way to help UVA restock their toy closet.  Thanks to our amazing friends we are going to be able to take all these amazing toys to UVA!!  We are so thankful to our friends for supporting this in lieu of gifts for David and Hope and we are so excited to deliver them!!! We will deliver them August 8th when David goes back for his next scan.
We are so thankful for these two precious kiddos, so thankful that David is here with us and able to celebrate another birthday, and we are thankful to our friends for celebrating with us.  Above all, we are thankful to our amazing God! 

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