Saturday, December 17, 2011

A party and a picnic

Shane arrived home from Florida yesterday!!! YAY!!! He pulled up just in time to go with us over to the boys school.  Since Riley's birthday falls during Christmas break, Mrs. Becker (Ri's teacher) allowed us to celebrate his special day before the holiday break. Before we headed to Riley's classroom though, we joined Cor's class for lunch. 
Corban had no idea we were coming, so he was super excited to see all of us! 
He was especially thrilled to see his daddy;)
After lunch, it was time to head to Ri's classroom! 
We HAD a special birthday boy to celebrate!!!
Riley had no idea his daddy would be coming to his party too! 
When he saw him walk through the door, he was over the moon! 
Mrs. Becker's class sure knows how to make a birthday boy feel special!
Not only did they "bake a special cake" AND sing "Happy Birthday" to our boy, but each of Ri's friends made him a sweet birthday card.
While the kids were enjoying their cupcakes, Mrs. Becker read Riley his cards! 
 I know of one little girl in particular who really enjoyed that cupcake!
 Happy EARLY Birthday my love!
I cannot believe you'll be SIX on Thursday!!!!
And a BIG thank you to Auntie KK for coming to school with us too.
I know she made Ri's day that much more special!
Ri, you sure are one LOVED little guy!
And since we are now officially on Christmas break,
we decided to celebrate last night with a pizza picnic under the Christmas tree.
 We turned off all the other lights, and enjoyed our dinner under the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree!
 After dinner...
the kids snuggled on the couch with daddy while they
watched a Charlie Brown Christmas special!
And the BEST part of the night...the BIG boys grabbed their pillow's and blankets and headed downstairs to sleep beneath the Christmas tree! 
Sweet Dreams Boys;) glad Christmas break is finally HERE!!!!!!


Celia Jimenez said...

Happy happy happy Birthday to one of the sweetest, cutest, most creative, handsomest, fun boys we know! We love you, Riley! And we are so very thankful that you are a part of our lives. Have a fun fun fun birthday weekend!!!

Courtney said...

What a fun day. Logan is coming to my house tonight, and I am going to let him sleep under the Christmas tree.

BRANDY said...

Jenny, I don't know how you do it with your husband traveling. It looks like you and the family had a very busy, special, fun week and you were all on your own. Kudos to you, girl!

Melanie said...

Aw, I LOVE the boys smiles in the pictures with Shane, you can tell they are SO excited to see him! What an awesome surprise! And how fun to celebrate Riley at school! I love that the teacher read the cards from his class-mates, how special!
We had's.Christmas.break pizza night last night, too...wish we had thought to eat by the lights of the Christmas tree! We will have to do that next time!

Jessica Washburn said...

Awe, that sounds so fun. I'm glad he got the awesome surprise of having his daddy show up. :) Jess

Erin said...

Such precious memories you are creating with your family! :)
Where did you get your shirt? I love it!!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

These pictures are so sweet!!!