Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ben's Party Highlights

It turned out to be a lovely day. We had good food and fun with some good friends. Thank you to all who came! The best part was that we set everything up while Ben was napping so when he woke up he was shaking with excitement as I brought him out and there was a whole party waiting for him! It was so sweet.
Thank you God for Ben, he is such a beacon of light in our home. He makes us smile even when smiling seems near impossible. I am positive that you gave him to us knowing how his little self would minister to us in our greatest time of need. My prayer is that he grows up with a fire for you as bright as his amazing red hair! I know you have great things in store for this little man and I am so thankful you chose us to be his family!
OOOHHH Pwesents!

It took forever! In fact we are not done yet as he insists on ripping just tiny pieces off at a time!


Luke and his bff Kylie


MMMMM Good cake!


It is tough when it is your brother's birthday and NOT yours!

(Hopefully his face won't freeze like that)



But WHY can't I just have at it?




My Grandpa Perry


(would you believe he is over 80?)


Me, my dad, and baby Fionn


No family resemblance here!


Backyard fun!


The swingset you see is what we got both boys collectively for their birthdays as they need NOTHING! Luke insists that "daddy built a park at our home" He is now the proud owner of a park!




airplane favors







Chef Daddy








Family Photo!






Impressive technique Joe!






Ben wanted to "Dive" in!

13 comments:

Emily said...

What a great day! It's crazy how much that boy looks like his daddy!!! I love the airplane favors and the cake is way past impressive. What a sweet, sweet day for a sweet, sweet boy! :)

Anonymous said...

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The VW's said...

Looks like a great party! Glad that you had fun!

Zac and Jenny said...

Looks like you all had lots of fun.

I love the airplane party favors. What a great idea Kristy!

-=Jenny

The Whalen Family said...

You have such a beautiful family Kristy!!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful party. Kristy you have such a beautiful family all 6 of you. I am so inspired by you as you know we lost our little girl last Aug 9th it's coming up on a year now but you have given me so much hope I love soo much about you your faith in God and how you just allow him to use you in such a specail and unique way. Take care sweet Kristi.

Tiffany
t.renee@hotmail.com

Mashel said...

What a great party! So cute, I love the airplane favors. We love birthdays and try to make them each special and fun. An airplane party sounds like a great idea. We are doing a baseball party this weekend for Hunter (he is turning 7)

Stacy said...

Looks like Ben had a fabulous birthday...so much fun! What better way to wake up than to a party and to have a playland in your backyard. :)

Praise God for our children, the laughter, the special moments and for the joy and fullness they bring to our lives. Keep smiling!

Blessings-Stacy

Anonymous said...

I love the cake! What an awsome idea! Can I use it? It is good to see happy faces.

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Kristy,
Great party, great cake!! Ben is so cute and his birthday party looked like so much fun. What I noticed the most though was your smile, you have such a beautiful smile and I love seeing it on your face.
Still praying...........
love you,
Kim

Valerie said...

It looks like you guys had SO much fun!!! Wish we could have been there! And, I'm so impressed with Howard's cake decorating ability.......oh, the hidden talent!!! :)

We have the same problem with our boys.....the birthday jealousies sometimes sneak up on us! Our Luke will be feeling the same way next weekend when Nathan has his party! It's tough being a kid! :)

So Blessed said...

precious pictures...of a precious blessing!

Kirsten said...

Kristy,

Sweet friend - your words fill my heart. Thank you for your prayers and for saying ALL the right things when you commented on the post about Chloe's 3rd anniversary. It is such a comfort to receive support from women who understand.

Ben's birthday party pictures are fabulous! The cake is so cute - I've never seen a cupcake cake like that. Is is so cool!! It looks like it was a great day.

Thank you for your faithful posts. I am always encouraged when I read the words of your heart. Since I returned to work I haven't had as much time to read posts on a regular basis and I miss it so. I am going to be sure to make time for it because it helps my heart.

I pray that this weekend is wonderful. God bless you all.

Hugs and love,
Kirsten