Warning: this post is full of pictures and not to many words, I'm 3 birthday blog post behind. I chose to start with the most recent and work my way back....I still have Stephen's and Ruth Ella's.
We decided to celebrate James birthday a few days early and surprise him......
James party was a fishing theme, and no he doesn't know how to fish. He is hoping to learn to fly fish from his Papaw.
Can you see the fishing pole from the ceiling?....and Ruth Ella's feet sticking out in the corner...oops!
James worked at the store and he was very excited when he arrived home to see we were having his birthday! (This was the first time in 5 years we could have a real family birthday for James at home, we have been in Florida the other years.) So, this party was lots of fun to plan and make a surprise!
On the birthday menu was...
*loaded mashed potatoes
*green punch...as a special treat
His cake was a bobber!
The little boys colored and cut out fish for decorating.
Time for fishing....well, maybe not with this bobber ;)
November 13th, was James actual birthday, and the Pauls were here visiting so we made a fun day out of it.
We started off at Coolidge Park on the river in downtown Chattanooga, it was a beautiful day.
We had a picnic lunch.....
and the kids played some football.
James still found some time to breakaway and play with Ruth Ella, she adores James! He is a wonderful big brother and very attentive to her needs....at times giving in to easily.
Then we were on to the carousel, Coolidge Park has a old restored carousel in a glassed in pavilion. Our children enjoy riding each time we visit, I believe the Pauls children liked it as well.
The day made this little girl very sleepy, after the picnic, carousel ride, and long walk across the bridge to the Tennessee Aquarium she was tuckered out!
Now it was on to see the fish, otters, sting rays, penguins, birds, butterflies, turtles, and sharks!!!!
Look they thought our kids were W-I-L-D and they caged them!!!!
James 10th birthday was fun and busy, but best of all it was chock-full of memories!
Happy Birthday again James, and welcome to double digits :-)
We love you!!!!!