Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday fun...continued

After a good nap- Daddy was home! What better way to continue birthday fun than with a good picnic? Our good friend Ellen sent Sammy this super cute quilt/picnic toy just after he was born. It's fully equipped with a basket full of food, ants under the picnic blanket and some flowers to sniff. Guthrie has been enjoying playing with it while Sammy grows big enough to use it himself.

MMMmmmm. Cupcakes. Guthrie is still fully figuring out how to "pretend eat." He gets the concept that you don't try to literally chew and swallow the food and makes the corresponding yummy sounds, but G continues to actually bite the food every time- the plate too! It's too cute.
Offering a strawberry to Sammy.
Yummy! Watermelon!
Sammy can't figure out why there are so many seeds.
In the car, on the way to meet Uncle Tom and Aunt Tam for dinner at Guthrie's (well, our) favorite restaurant- Dish! Guthrie was playing with Sammy, making him giggle.
Mmmmmm. Sweet potatos. Nothing like some modern down-home southern cookin' to make a birthday right!

Next we headed to Tasty Yo for some frozen yogurt dessert with friends. Colin and the entire Masto gang joined us for the fun. Guthrie didn't eat a lick of his treat. Oh well, Mama was happy to sacrifice and eat G's for him....
On the other hand, Sammy would've been happy to chow on some yogurt. Look at him checking out Dad's spoonful.
Colin thought he'd give the carrier a try- these boys are getting so big!
Next it was time to come home and Skype Mawmaw, Pawpaw and Aunt Leslie. We don't do this often enough. Guthrie was fascinated not only with seeing family live in the screen, but also seeing himself.
Goodbye kisses!
We let the birthday boy stay up well past his bedtime so we could go outside and catch some fireflies. This experience was absolutely hilarious. Once he realized what we were looking for, Guthrie kept running around in all directions, but going practically nowhere with his arms out saying, "Where'd they go?"
Oh! There's another one!
I guess because they were so little Guthrie wanted to whisper when we caught one. He learned to hold his hand open and then blow them away. Only a couple got a little squished....oops.
Laying on the grass, looking up into the giant oak tree in the front yard.
What better way to end a whirlwind of birthday fun than with a good book. Something was obviously quite yummy....
We love you so much sweet boy- you are special and wonderful and bring us so much joy! Hope your day was great!