Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Max

July 8th was Max's birthday. He told everyone he could, and if you know Max it's not an exaggeration (including a Target worker and a grocery store lady), about how it was going to be a very special day. He was turning 8 on the 8th in 2008 and he was going to be baptized. So we decided to live it up, Lego style.

Abby woke up early and created this before Max woke up.

"Good morning bud, Happy Birthday!"

A Lego birthday wouldn't be complete without these.

Gavin and Miles came to spend the big day with us. We told them we have cake for breakfast every day.

Max had the choice of a party with friends or Lego Land. Smart choice.

Max wore this birthday pin and was given royal treatment. Every worker came up to him and wished him a happy birthday, gave him extra turns on the rides and even sang Happy Birthday to him while he was on the ride! At one point he turned to me and said "I really like it when they come up to me and wish me Happy Birthday. It makes me feel special, well, extra special because I know I am already special." I love my kids self confidence.

The kids in Mini Land New York

Max and Gav bustin out a little "Coffee Grinder"

I thought we bought tickets to Lego Land not a gun show.

Papa and Charlie on the Safari

Charlie and Grammy

In the family shot the kids were watching the roller coaster about to plummet to the bottom rather than Grammy taking their picture. It was one of those rare days where there were no meltdowns and the kids were happy from morning till night. Amazing!


Kimberly said...

Happy birthday, Max! Wish we could have been there for all of it...the baptism, Legoland, and esp the cake for breakfast. You know how to have a good time!

Rachel said...

I love your kids' self confidence too. It sure looked like a fun day! I also love the pictures of blowing out candles around kids because it is fun to count how many kids around the circle are also blowing out the candles. (I counted two extra-helpful candle blowers in this picture.)

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Max!!! Looks like you had the perfect day.

Shannon said...

Happy birthday to Max! I thought about him that day - every time someone wished me a happy birthday :) We LOVE Legoland and go there every summer!!!

PapaRandy said...

Such fun we had and I'm glad you caught some of the memories in pictures and words.
Give the kids a love from PapaRandy

Stats said...

Happy Birthday Max! Looks like you had an extra special day...8/8/ cool is that. Leanne, you are super mom, you always impress me with your cake skills and I can always see in your kids faces how loved and special they feel. They are so lucky to have you as their mommy!

ERK & MRK said...

Happy Birthday Max! I LOVE that picture of you guys on the ride, that's great :)

Meiken said...

love the are a great mom! can you teach me your cake skills? enrichment leader here you come!

ginger said...

That looks like so much fun! I love days like that. Tell Max belated happy birthday from the crazy Indianans that he doesn't remember.

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