And to start out the day, have some snow!
Here's the birthday boy with one of his preschool teachers with the batch of cupcakes he brought to share with his classmates
Back at home after school on the big day celebrating with the family
Then on the following Saturday we had the big party. Not much theming (Daddy didn't get a chance to get out to get decorations due to the storm) but Miss Donna from next door made this awesome pirate cake for the big boy
Make a wish
How's that taste boy?
There's the first slice
Neighbors Bob, Simone & Amanda handling Little D while his big brother celebrates
And Miss Donna taking pictures with friends Tanner (Donna's), Lindsey (Amanda's sister) and Matt waiting patiently for yummy cake
Mr. K (Kevin, Donna's husband) completing the cake-cutting while Daddy went over to scoop ice cream
Here's Neil (Matt's dad) waiting for his cake too
Jared and his buddies celebrating. Samantha (Matt's sister) is on the end
The happy boy enjoying some of his gifts, some cool John Deere machines
The next day we headed up to Lansing to celebrate with Deb, Chuck, Ethan and Samantha
Here we have 3 out of 4 happy kids!
Devin almost turning over
Jared teaching Devin how to turn over
Nearly naked cuteness!
Apparently our house was a resting point for some (late) migrating birds
Here's a shot of the Norfolk Southern GP38-2 diesel switcher engine that hangs out in the Milan railroad yard
We pass it pretty often, and Jared loves looking at it, so here's a nice shot of it for you to enjoy
Kahlua reminding us that he was the first "little boy" in this household
Here's an old photograph of "Little Bear" whom I couldn't sleep without as a kid. See, eventually I got "too old for it" as determined by Mom, so she conveniently "lost" it on our way back home from Florida (where this picture was taken). She hid it. She still has it. She denies this. She lies.