As I mentioned last week, this past Saturday, 30th October, was Payton's first birthday party. And, thankfully, Sam managed to stay healthy enough for us to attend. We only managed just over an hour's stay, by which time Sam was becoming quite stressed & overwhelmed by the huge number of people there...yes, our Payton is one popular little girl! And it was also Shawn's (Payton's Daddy) birthday the following day so between the two of them it was a celebration of note. I reminded myself mentally the whole morning before the party "Remember to wish Shawn...Remember to wish Shawn." And did I? Of course not, how do you guys know me....it was only when we were leaving, with Chris, Meg & Sam already in the car and me running down the street to say goodbye to Jacqui, Lloyd, Matt & Nic, that I remembered to shout Happy Birthday! Tsk Tsk!
Anyway, Payton's mommy (Tammy) and Granny (Liz) went to so much trouble with the Minnie Mouse themed decorations and everything came out beautifully. Sam of course LOVED the Minnie ears and you could see him looking around expectantly wondering when we were all going to start doing the Hot Dog Dance (still one of his fav's).
Payton with her Uncle Kevin (who it turns out actually belongs to the same church as we do..small world)
As I said...Sam LOVED the ears - this was taken at home, several hours after the party.
As for the pics, Sam did EVERYTHING he could to make sure he didn't make it easy for us to get a good pic..which meant jumping through each shot. And of course, we got to see Sam's RTS big brother Matt, who had several other moms mesmerised by his beautifully gorgeous eyes...and for the first time, Mattie's little brother Nic who is so exquisite he could easily pass for a porcelain doll. My heart warms instantly when thinking about Jacqui & Lloyd and their precious boys, as I know for sure that I would be in such a different place without their friendship and support and the blessing of having them in our lives is sometimes just so overwhelming. So, yes, it was WONDERFUL to catch up with Jacqui & Lloyd as well.
Matt with the broken arm Jacqui blogged about recently. It was so cute to see him signing, cast & all, and of course to hear him speaking. And when I gave him a goodbye kiss on his cheek, he rewarded me with a "Mwah"
That's unfortunately the only pics we got as our camera's battery was running low.
We had a really good time - thanks Tammy & Shawn.