Tom's birthday is January 1st so as soon as Christmas is over birthday talk begins.
|Jack painting his Nutcracker|
|Lily relaxing on her trampoline with her Bitty Baby, Rose.|
|Linking the new Furby to the Iphone to "feed" it|
Let The Party Begin
|Putting glow sticks inside balloons for the party|
|Getting ready for crabs, it's Maryland after all|
|Jack didn't like the crab so much but he sure liked using the mallet|
|Sami wasn't feeling very good but she did have a little crab|
|Ella is getting so old but these hugs will never get old|
|The glowing balloons didn't photograph so well|
|The clean up|
Then some arts and crafts.
We are a party hard kind of group.
Flying Their RC Helicopters
Then the little kids went to bed with the promise of pink lemonade at midnight
|Ella read the boys a couple of stories|
|Lily did NOT get up at midnight|
|Ella stayed awake but Jennifer did NOT|
|Even Thomas dosed off|
|Jack, you ready to get up?|
|After three tries this guy decided against lemonade and went back to sleep|
|Sami heard the commotion so she had lemonade too|
The Next Morning.
Happy Birthday Papa
|Papa Bear, Ella and Natalie wrote Tom a poem which now proudly hangs in our living room.|
|Poor Sami threw up just minutes before this picture|
|The kids picked out this Ice Age cake since they think it;s papa's favorite movie because he watches it with them|
|Only five Sweeties though. Charlie & Michele didn't show up and and Thomas and Natalie's foster sons were on an overnight visit with their parents|
|The grown up enjoyed their quiet time|
The only thing Tom ever wants to do is eat seafood and go to a movie. So He and the other grown ups went to see
|Lobster tails, scallops, shrimp and steak. I think he's a pretty happy man|