Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Post-Birthday Catch-Up

It's been a while since we updated, so here's a quick catch-up.
Two Saturdays ago, we went to see our Arkadelphia friends and have a birthday party for a couple of them. Both boys had a great time, & so did their parents.
Dillon got to play in the pool a bit thanks to borrowed swim trunks.

The following Sunday, the church had a potluck dinner. The praise band played, and Daddy sang with them.
"Got your nose, Babba!"
Proof that young children are always blurry, even when sitting down.

This was also the night that Babba's camera died. Being Babba, he did not last long before buying a new one.

And now, for some cute pictures of the boys.
Dillon loves his little brother! Sometimes he loves a little too hard.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This post brought to you by the number 4.

OK, so "soon" is almost a week later....
The night of Dillon's birthday, we went to Nana & Babba's house for dinner.
After dinner, Dillon got a present from Nana & Babba. He would have gotten one then from Mamma and Daddy, but they forgot to wrap it, so he got it on Saturday. More about that in a minute.
He got a new lunchbox for daycare!
Saturday, we had a big birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese's.
They had a balloon Chuck that was almost as tall as Dillon.
Dillon and his friends Neo and Jude loved watching the "band."
For some reason, after saying "Cheese!" a few times, Dillon has to shake his head. It makes for interesting pictures.
Here's a better picture of the cake, made by Nana & decorated by (aunt) Michelle.
While waiting for the pizza, Dillon played games.
Daddy had to help with some.
Some games, Daddy had to help more than others, like this racing game that Dillon left halfway through.
There were games that Dillon did not let Daddy help with, though.
He kept swatting my hand away on this one.
Pizza time! Yum!
Nana got to hold baby Ava
Chuck even came out and gave Dillon a special birthday crown.
He wore it for about the time it took to take this picture.
He blew the candles out all by himself.
Cake time!
Uncle Tom wants cake!
Dillon had a chance to go in the "Ticket Blaster," but didn't want to. He let Neo go in for him.
He didn't get any tickets, but he had a good time till a ticket hit his eye. Then it was time to get out NOW!
After that, it was present time. He got a couple of books from Mimi and Papa.
Mema and Tapa got him a "big" Buzz Lightyear. He was pretty 'sited about this one.
Greg and Brandie got him a pushing/bubble-blowing Mater. Note that he's pushing on top of the engine block, where smaller versions he has have a button that makes Mater talk.
He was very 'sited about Mama and Daddy's present.
He got the Toy Story characters as cars,
and a Thomas bath toy.
Nana and Babba got him a Cars 2 racetrack.
Yay! Happy Birthday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Baby, Moving, and Birthdays!!!

Between packing boxes for the new house and actually moving to the new house, the blog has been a bit neglected... Here's a catch-up post!!!

A few weeks ago, Nana, Michael, Dillon, Daddy and Mama went to see Michael's new friend, Joey.  Joey's Mama, Katie, and Mama have known each other since high school.  Joey was very sweet.  Michael had fun being held by Mrs. Margaret and Ms. Susan.

Dillon was very curious about Joey and loved watching him.  Just like with his brother, he was very gentle and asked lots of questions about Joey.

After visiting Joey, Nana went home, and Mama and Daddy dropped Dillon and Michael off at Mimi and Papa's house for a quick dinner date.  Afterwards, Mama decided to get dessert, and so after the boys were picked up, everyone headed to Sonic for $1.00 ice cream cones.  YUM!!!!

Dillon's daycare in Hot Springs (Little Lambs) had a going away/birthday party for Dillon.  They had cupcakes and gave Dillon balloons and several presents.  Thanks, everyone!!!

Dillon LOVED the cupcakes.

Do you notice the chocolate around his mouth?  We take cupcake eating SERIOUSLY! :-)

This is the house in Hot Springs the morning of the move.  Everything in a box, labeled.  Dillon and Michael spent the night with Mimi and Papa.  Dillon was very excited because Uncle Ben, Aunt Cheryl, and Elijah had come down for 4th of July weekend.  Elijah and Dillon love to play with each other.

The first adventure of moving day (before everyone even got to the house!!) was chasing a lizard out of Mama's car.  Daddy found it, and it took several minutes before it got out.  After it got out, it stayed behind the wheel of the CRV for a LONG time.  Not a very smart lizard.

On July 3, Mimi had a birthday party for Dillon, Tapa, Mama, Mr. Bill, and Aunt Cara.  Dillon got lots of presents!

Uncle Ben got him a Lightning McQueen car.

Elijah liked watching and playing with Dillon's Buzz.

Uncle Ben and Aunt Cheryl got Dillon a Toy Story Buzz in a race car.

Mimi made Dillon a pan of brownies.  He wore the "birthday hat" and everyone sang happy birthday to him.

While Mr. Bill was being sung to, Dillon watched at the other end of the table.

This past Wednesday, Dillon turned FOUR!!!  We had another party for him at his new/old daycare, Faith United Methodist.  (This is the daycare he was in right before we moved to Hot Springs.  This time around, both Dillon and Michael go there, which is a huge relief!)

Nana made chocolate Mater and Lightning McQueen cupcakes.  They were a huge hit!

Dillon liked playing with the cake toppers.

Later that night, Nana and Babba took Daddy, Mama, Dillon and Michael to Purple Cow for Dillon's birthday.  We went back to their house afterwards for a small family party, and they got Dillon a Lightning McQueen lunchbox.  Dillon had proudly taken it to daycare each day since.

Tomorrow is Dillon's birthday party -- I am sure more pictures and another post will be up soon!!!