Monday, November 29, 2010

James 10th Birthday

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...
*meatballs
*loaded mashed potatoes
*green beans
*carrots
*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!!!!!

12 comments:

Kelli Z. said...

Goodness you make the most awesome and creative cakes! Looks like a fun birthday celebration!

Beautifully Veiled said...

Christopher said to tell James, "Happy Birthday!!", and that he loved the bobber cake. He would also love for him to come down and fish with him!!!
Blessings!
Linda

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

Sorry it's late, but happy birthday James!! We jope you had a great day!! I really like the fishing theme!

Amy said...

Happy Late Birthday James!!! Looks like he had a great party and birthDAY. I love the bobber cake...it looks fantastic. Your family always has the cutest cakes :)

Jenny's writings said...

Yup, the carosel ride was fun... I have ALWAYS wanted to ride an ostrich! :)
The shark cage picture turned out GREAT! I've been wanted to see that picture ever since we took it ;)
Love you all SO much!
Jenny

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to James! Looks like he had a fun one. :)

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

Oh how fun. Happy Birthday James.

misslynda said...

I love downtown Chattanooga! You all are amazing with your energy - - - Coolidge Park AND the bridge AND the aquarium. This old couple can do one of those events but that is about it! You definitely had some great fun and great memories for James' birthday.

Amanda said...

Looks like a great day for everyone involved, including James. :) It's great he takes time out to spend with his baby sister.

JennyH said...

Wow- look at that cake! That looks great. As always, the party looks like so much fun.

Hope he had a great day.

Love the caged kids at the end!

Mountain Mama said...

Once again a fun and very creative birthday.
Happy Birthday (late) James!!

blessings,
ashley

Anonymous said...

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