Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend in Iowa

Gus helping mommy pick up the house before we left to go back to Iowa over Memorial Day weekend. Such a good helper :)

At Gus's party at my parents home on Saturday. Thanks you so much mom and dad for letting us host the party at your beautiful home!

His cake, final version.

Baby Parker slept through most of the festivities. He is such a cute little baby. So precious. Yesterday he got his first immunization shots and has been pretty sick since (high temp, screaming constantly, not eating) please keep him (and his very tired and worried mommy, my sister) in your thoughts.

When all thirty people at the party sang him Happy Birthday, Gus just sat there, gushing a huge smile. It was priceless.

Josilin (holding him), Kennedy, in the blue jean skirt, and Shae, in the orange, helped Gus open his presents. Most of his other nieces and nephews there helped as well. Thanks to Brea for writing down all his gifts and who they were from; you were a lifesaver! This gift was a golfing set from mommy's friend from high school, Brandi. We were so happy she could make it to the party!

At first Gus was not a happy baby at Kennedy's birthday party on Sunday afternoon. But after Papa gave him some crackers he was much better. He decided that he likes the Pizza Ranch after all.

Kennedy and her Hannah Montana headphones from her birthday cake. She was so cute when she opened her gifts. She has so much personality!

Gus on his first pontoon ride. He was not sure about it and cried most of the time.

Kate got to see Gus again on Sunday night. We went to a going away party for a friend who is leaving for his third tour. This time to Afghanistan. We will be thinking of him!


The Thomsons said...

Traci -

That cake is so cute! Looks like you had a great weekend with family and friends. Happy Birthday Gus!

Chet and Shannon said...

Wow what a great job on Gus' cake, I wish I had the patience or craftiness to do that. It looks awesome.