She invited her friend, Kathy, and her four-month old son, Liam. He felt right at home in Griffyn's swing.
Here is Kathy and Liam. They enjoyed attending the party. Melissa and Kathy don't get together too often.
The boys got some presents. My mother made them some clothes, Griffyn got a Thomas the Tank Engine dvd from Dwight and I and Tarryn got a book. They got other clothes and toys as well and their parents bought them a playground set for the backyard.
Here is Brandon, Griffyn and Dwight by the playground. Not sure what they were discussing, but Brandon looks surprised.
Michelle, Brandon, Barry and Jordan. This is their family and they were all sitting together at the time, so thought I'd get a picture.
Tarryn can climb up that slide with no problem. Griffyn can as well. Tarryn is quite a climber for his age.
"Watch me. I can do this and I'm going to... just to prove it to you."
"I can do it again. Just watch me."
"Come on, Tarryn. Let's try it one more time."
"I wonder how Dad put this thing together. Maybe I can figure out how to take it apart."
" I like my hat, but don't want to wear it right now. Let's see how far it will go if I throw it out this way."
"Aw, they made me put it back on. Mom says I have to wear it because it's really sunny out here."
"This sandbox is much more fun when it has water in it. See how much I can splash?"
" Oh, oh, big brother. You wore your sandals in the pool. Wait till Mom sees this. You're going to be in BIG trouble."
"Ah, my backside feels much cooler now that it's in the pool."
"I wonder what will happen if I jump? Great Aunt Mary says, 'no jumping, Griffyn.' "
"Mmm! Wonder if this sippy cup will float with juice in it. Might be fun to find out."
"This stump makes a great leaning post. I can lean on this and see what is going on in the entire yard."
"Bubbles are fun."
"Tarryn, see the bubbles. See if you can catch them, but don't eat them. They taste bad."
"Mom says not to climb on the table. Can't I do anything fun?"
"Well, finally. Playing ball is lots of fun."
"See, I can even hold my own with the Big Guy."
"What's a guy have to do to get some birthday cake?"]
"Ah, finally. Didn't they realize that I was starving?"
"Hey, whatever this is, it sure tastes good. I was going to sleep in the pool, but this stuff has given me lots of energy.
We all had a great time and the boys shared their first birthday party together. It was a beautiful day and we were able to stay out in the backyard for the entire time. Thanks, Melissa, for a great afternoon.