Parker really enjoyed his birthday yesterday. Given that he never celebrated a birthday in Ethiopia and last year he shared his big day with my sister's wedding (happy anniversary to Emily and Andy), this was his first true birthday celebration. I was lucky enough to already be awake when he got up so it was cool to see his reaction to the balloons in his room. He was excited to have so many so that he could share them all with Addy and Lleyton.
It was great to have Grandma Susie, Papa Don, and Cousin Tanner along with Grandpa Paul and Grandma Monica here for the festivities. The kids always love getting to see their grandparents, and we are really looking forward to seeing Great grandma Reena and Great grandpa Bob next weekend. Parker shares his birthday with his great grandpa, so we want to wish a very happy belated birthday to him.
One of the many nice gifts that our big man received was his very cool slip and slide. The boys were a bit timid to jump through the shark's mouth at first, but that apprehension clearly waned.
It has become tough to get everyone together for a family pictures and smiling at the same time, so this is as close as we got.
By the look on his face, I think he really likes his new Ochocinco jersey.