A Tank Party for My “Tank”

  Ever since Paxton was a baby, we’ve called him “Tank”.  011  Maybe its because he was a huge kid at birth…  

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Or maybe it was because as he got older, and bulldozed his way through our home, the nickname just fit. 

“Why hello there Tank!”

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“Aww, Tank! Don’t cry!”

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    Naturally, as we approached Paxton’s first birthday party, it was only right that we go with the Tank theme:

A big thanks to Uncle Mike’s girlfriend, Mary, for making us this DARLING Tank cake!!!!! 044

  Check out these cool Green Apple Army Gummy Men I found at our local market.  What are the odds of finding gummy army men, and just in time for our party!?!?!  I just smiled and said “Thanks, Lord!”  It TOTALLY made my day!  🙂

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  They were the really soft kind of gummy, and tasty too!

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  Paxton doesn’t actually turn 1 until Wednesday, (phew, I have a bit longer to call him my BABY) but due to some family matters, we moved his party up a whole weekend.

  Here are the photos from his fun day:

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 Saprina all dressed up to party…..

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Guests arrive:

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Cool Dragonfly (already deceased) from Great Grandpa & Grandma’s house:028029

“Look Momma, I think it’s a bug!”

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“Got it…”

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“Uh, Momma?  I got it, but I don’t like it.”

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“Ewwwww!”

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Cake time!  Paxton spots it his coming….

“Dis!” he says.

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You can barely tell it, but in this photo he is pursing his lips and blowing the candle in these little teeny puffs. Clever boy!  087*Also not pictured: big brother Tylan, walking up to it and matter of factly blowing it out for him!!!!!  Nice.

Dig in baby, this is the first/last time you’re getting sugar for a long time…Enjoy it!

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“Here Mom, this thing came off….”

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Still going strong on the cake……till Momma cuts him off!

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Time to open gifts!

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Read that “Time for Mommy to open gifts, while trying to keep a squirmy, sugared-up, almost 1-year-old on her lap……”

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  Uncle Dan had arrived at the party in his super fun, 1964 Impala, so after the party, he let the kids have a ride around the property. 

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    Pax sure thought he was cool stuff getting to stand in the front seat while it was parked….

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“What do you mean I can’t drive until I am 18!?”

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“Can I just pretend, like this?”

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“Yes?”

“Ok, thanks, Mom.”

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  Aunt Viv, here from Oregon, brought presents for ALL the kids.  They thought that was a SUPER great idea!  She brought them each a darling new outfit!!!

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  078My last little Ferguson is a few days away from turning 1!

How is that possible?!?!

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