Happy Birthday Momma!

momma-throwing-highSeptember is a month of celebration in our household.  Between our anniversary, the blogiversary, and Momma’s birthday we usually get to go out to dinner, usually the bar, and I get to have 3 easy blog post topics.  😀

So, today is Momma’s birthday.  She is *cough* twenty-nine *cough*.  No, really she is!  And she will probably remain this age for the rest of her life.   Isn’t that how most women do it?  😀

Tonight, Momma is having a Girls Only party for a few hours (and so that means, by default, the guys get a Guys Only party too). 

Then later, we are all going out on the town together to do some bar hoppin’…consume more (insert your poison of choice) than we probably should…get a little bit crazy…probably indulge in some bad dancing…and if all works out we’ll stumble our sweaty, crunk, giggling selves to our hotel rooms before they start spinning for the night.  😀

So, here’s to my wonderful wife…the stay-at-home mother of our child…Momma! 

Happy Birthday Momma!  Put your party hat on…tonight is gonna be fun!

PS:  And a special “Thank You” goes out to Grandma S for babysitting for the night!  😀

100% Boy…

Wordless Wednesday

100% Boy


The Big Birthday Party!

Last year Ace had a big birthday party because it was, well,  his 1st birthday. 😀

This year was not an exception.  His party had quite a good turn out!

Last year there wasn’t really a theme, other then “Blue for Boy”.  This year the theme was “Fire Trucks“! 

Even though the themes of the two parties were not the same there seemed to be some similarities…

Cool Birtday Cakes:

Last Years Cake

Firetruck Birthday Cake
This Years Fire Truck Birtday Cake

Messy Cake Eating:

Last Years Messy Cake Eating

Messy Cake Eating - 2nd Birthday
This Years…Less Messy Cake Eating.  Notice he is actually using the correct end of the silware this year.  😀

Funny Hats:

Grandpa's Funny Hat
Last Year: Grandpa S’s Funny Hat

Momma's Fireman Hat
This Year: Momma’s Funny Fireman Hat

Uncle Charlie's FIreman Hat
This Year: Uncle Charlie’s Funny Fireman Hat

Overall the party was a success.  Thank you Momma for throwing such a good party!

What will next years birthday party bring?  😀

Any Negativity Is Too Much Negativity

So the festivities have begun.  Christmas for us involves trekking hundreds of miles over a period of two weekends.  Grandma H’s house was tonight.  I had to work, so I arrived after dinner and met Momma and Ace there.

Ace unwrapped two or three gifts and then was too busy playing with his toys to unwrap any more.  Grandma and Grandpa H go all out for Christmas.  We had the entire back of Momma’s SUV full of toys and clothes, not to mention part of the back seat.

And it was COLD tonight!

Negeative One Degrees Acording To The Thermometer In My Truck

Negeative One Degrees Acording To The Thermometer In My Truck

The multiple trips from the house to the car was just about more of the negativity than I could take.

We let our vehicles warm up in the driveway for over 20 minutes, and they still were not throwing any hot air when we left!

So what is our plan for the next week?

– Christmas Eve go to Grandma and Grandpa S’s house (For presents only).
– Then stroll a few blocks away to Granny and Pop’s house.
– Early Christmas morning get up and open the presents at our house.
– Still early Christmas morning, drive to Great Grandma W’s house (1.5 hour drive).
– Christmas afternoon drive back to Grandma and Grandpa S’s House for dinner and big family Christmas.  (Another 1.5 hour drive).
– Then on Saturday go back to Grandma and Grandpa S’s House for another small Christmas celebration. (Out of town family coming in)
– And finally on Sunday we go to Grandma O and Grandpa H’s house (another 1.5 hour drive)  for their Christmas celebration.

Oh, by the way…I am working mandatory overtime on Saturday and Sunday, so I wil be doing all of this after working 12+ hours.

How does your Christmas scedule compare?  Is our schedule more hectic than yours?  If not we will trade.  😀


Merry and Happy

Wordless Wednesday: Hangin’ In There…

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Hangin' In There...

Hangin' In There...

Photo taken by Lotz Photograhy during a recent photo shoot with Ace, Momma, and I.
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