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Monday, August 30, 2010

Pax-Man Party!

Well, Saturday was our day of celebration. What I thought would be a small party turned big. Well, sort of big and kind of chaotic at times. But I think that's just what happens when 1 invitation invites a family of 4. But I wouldn't have had it any other way! About 6 weeks ago a petty part in me desired for Pax to have at least 1 new friend to invite to his party. I just wanted Paxton's 1st birthday to be everything that Holden's had been. And Holden's included friends. So that petty part of me asked God for this. I realize God has much bigger fish to fry so maybe I should be ashamed. But I did it. I asked God For 1 new friend for Paxton's birthday. And look what happened . . .
See all of those little boys? They are some new friends. What a blessing! And that's not even all of the friends that were there. I wish I would have lined them all up and gotten a picture. And also a picture of the cake! What was I thinking. I have no pictures of Paxton's first birthday cake! Wondering if anyone else snagged one for me?? Remember, I said it was a bit chaotic.
So I will post the pictures that I do have thanks to my sis-in-law, Brandy and a few that I stole from my dad.

What a blessing that M and her family joined us for the birthday party. It really was special to have them celebrating with us. Here is the beautiful girl that loving gave us our Pax. With her permission, I'm posting her picture for the first time here! I realize that open adoption is probably strange and unfamiliar to most of the world. But what a beautiful experience it has been for us. And I believe it will be for Paxton as he grows and understands more. We feel like our relationship with M and her family couldn't be more perfect if we had written it out on paper ourselves. It really is ideal and we love this family and always enjoy time shared with them.

Daddy and mommy with the birthday boy!

And a good view of his little Pax-Man shirt. We went with a little Pac-Man theme to go with his cute name.

Opening some presents.
He is loving his rocking horse from Nana and Papa J. It is the perfect size! A new little riding toy from M. It is by far, a favorite now! The little Pac-Man cake! He just wasn't too interested in this part.
Not so sure about it.
Not liking it on the fingers.

Sweet, happy boy!
And the loot! Whoa! We have got to do some serious toy room re-org to make room for all of this stuff.

After some extremely long naps for Holden and Pax, we spent the evening relaxing at home. Just the 4 of us. Doesn't he look like a little linebacker in his cute new tee?
And this was Paxton's birthday gift from us. It was a steal on Craigslist and the perfect size for my toddlers.
Sweet love, I can't believe you are already 1! We look forward to many more sweet moments with you, that another year will bring.


adrianne + will said...

Happy Birthday little Paxton! Someone has bound to have snagged a photo of your cake! Let's hope!

The Skains Family said...

So cute! I love that M was able to be there too. That is so amazing how God has orchestrated all of this. Gives me goosebumps. Miss you friend and happy birthday Pax!

Misty said...

The Pax-Man shirt was super cute!