Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ella & Wells Turn ONE!

Reid had two birthday party invitations on Saturday, but sadly the first one fell right in the middle of his nap time.  Sorry we missed your 3rd birthday party, Slade-man! Let's schedule a play date soon to make up for it.

After nap time, we bundled up and headed to Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas to help celebrate with Ella & Wells.  Their mom, Kourtny, is my sorority little sister. Jeff says twins must run in the "family!" I guess so... ;)

Although Reid has been to his fair share of parks and playgrounds, they are always tucked away in neighborhoods where there's not a lot of "city" action. 

This park was quite different.  

It brought to life all the wonderful things he loves from his favorite books - planes, trains, busses, trucks, dogs, kites & so much more.  He was fascinated by his surroundings, and all he wanted to do was run up and down the grassy knoll and point to all the wonderful sights.  It was fun to watch him get so excited about everything.

Many thanks to daddy for doing most of the "chasing" around of the boy.  It gave mommy a chance to catch up with some of her very favorite girlfriends from college.  

If I gained nothing else from Austin College ;), I certainly gained wonderful, life-long friendships that I will always cherish.  I take for granted how fantastic my friends are sometimes...and a girl "moment in time" like pregnancy will remind you how truly grateful you are to have such supportive girlfriends!  

Taking it all in....

Big & small...there were "woof woofs" everywhere!

He's clapping for himself because he gave the puppy "soft touches."
 Sweet birthday girl - Ella Lane.  Melts my heart!
 Can you see what he's pointing at in the sky?  One of these flew by just about every 10 minutes.  He was thrilled by every one of them!

 Fabulous party grounds
 My little explorer

 Adorable birthday boy - Wells Liam
 Daddy power!  

Look at that little diva - Ashlyn used to go to the same school as Reid so we'd get to see her often.  Her mommy "stays home" with her little tikes now, so we hadn't seen Ash in a while.  She's all grown up!  And her sweet, baby brother (9 months) has eyelashes that will make you swoon.  So cute!
 Kourt & her boy
 Does it get any more precious than this?  I said, "smile Lainey" and she busted out with the perfect smile and pose.  
 Someone likes to make himself dizzy!
 And he wanted to make Lainey dizzy too!  Dad had to hold him back.
 Apparently, this little nugget is fun for kids of ALL ages!

 Paxton getting his grub on!
 The BIG moment!

 Society Bakery never fails to delight!  All 5 Andersen guests loved the cake!


Grandma DeeDee said...

What great pictures, thanks for sharing. Everyone looks like they are having fun, wish we were there. Hugs and Kisses.

Grandma DeeDee said...

P.S. love those smiles. Hugs and Kisses.