GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


birthday bash for bubba

last sunday we finally got to celebrate bubba's 9th birthday. (his actual b-day is december 23). grandma patty and i planned a pool party for him at a local hotel. our first date ended up with a major storm coming and we didn't know how bad it would be so we postponed the party until after the holidays. bubba had been asking for a swim party, so when grandma suggested it, i knew we should just do it! we invited 10 or so of his closest friends from church, awanas, and also a few cousins too.

everyone had a fun time swimming. after the kids started getting tired (about 1.5 hours or so) we all got changed back into clothes and had snacks, cake & ice cream, and bubba opened his gifts (not that he needed any of them but he is enjoying having new things to play with--especially his zoob and k'nex kits!)

i only got one pic of the pool area cuz my camera fogged up. evidently it was too cold and the steamy air just clung to the lens. grandma patty got a few more so someday i'll have to get copies of them from her.

oh and cj was so funny! he enjoyed his cake so much that he was licking his plate trying to get all the frosting off! funny to think it was just a few months ago that he was having a crabby day on his own b-day and didn't hardly want to eat his cake or anything! maybe we should have taken him swimming! ha!

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