Trying to lay out the ship to see what fits in our living room. With the unpredictable weather this time of the year it has to be an inside party. The weather happened to be nice on his birthday and the entire week before but you never know...
Ethan loved having access to all of daddy's tools...and of course misplaces them as quickly as Joel needed them.
Ethan's Smith grandparents sent him a pirate costume and the cool flag we used for his ship for Christmas. It worked perfectly.
The kids were having fun scrubbing and playing with lots of tiny tiny potatoes for Ethan's party tonight.
Daddy snuggling Evie. She still isn't feeling well from her allergic reaction to the penicillin she took last week. She is still covered in hives. She is quite the sport considering how she must feel.
It's baby Maria Potter's 1st birthday today. That was an unreal fast year. She is the youngest cousin.
Pirate Joel manning the grill. I love that the days are getting longer and that the weather was fantastic.
Jack and Gabriel
It was darling to see Maria in the balloons. She looked like she was having a blast.
Joel took the kids on a treasure hunt giving them clues to spots around the house. Each spot had a small treasure box with a toy for their loot bag
She always lets them dig their fingers in the frosting. Ethan has been waiting all day for this moment.
Maria enjoyed her cake...maybe a little too much. Heard it didn't sit well with her last night. Sorry Maria.
Louis was laughing as the kids tossed balloons out of the peak holes on the ship. It was pretty precious.
Aubrey and two of her beautiful girls - Morgan and Maddie. Maria is tucked behind still enjoying her cake.
Maria is done with her cake and is wearing a good portion of it. Just the way your 1st birthday cake should be.
One last game - turns out the kids could see with the mask included with the game. It wasn't until Maddie came along and said something. We thought all the older kids were just that awesome.
So Evie is still not doing well from the allergic reaction she had to her penicillin last Tuesday. It's hard to see her look so miserable. She really has been such a trooper because she is in a lot of discomfort.
My mom gets a photo credit for a lot of the pictures used. I loved this one of Ethan listening to Joel give the treasure hunt directions.