Monday, July 8, 2013

Happy Birthday Charley 2013

Number three!  Just a moment in time ago we were standing outside a delivery room door waiting for our sweet Charley to come into this world and now he's three.  

This is the first year all the grandparents were able to be in town for his birthday party.  We made a very quick trip to the party, getting there the night before and leaving the day after.  We also took Uncle Matt and Mema, on whose birthday Charley was born.  

As I was the very extremely unofficial official photographer, I will tell the birthday boy's story in goes!

Charley had a pirate themed birthday party held at a local park.

Daddy built this pirate ship's mast.

Unfortunately the official photographer didn't get the family picture centered with the mast but you get the idea  

I loved this jello ocean with orange slice pirate ships floating

 Pappy held Charley up so he could ring that bell

The ship's mast with party balloons which soon floated off into the trees

Lots of good food

Pappy and Uncle Matt 

Pirate cake

Daddy with Charley blowing out his candles

The mention of cake was the only thing that brought all the kids together 

 Whadda ya mean I've been sticking my fingers in the cake??  I'm innocent!

Uncle Matt and Great grandma keeping baby John out of the sun

This is a great park and Charley and friends had a wonderful time

A hot, sweaty, tired Charley saying I'm done.....lets go home

Later in the day, after naps, Charley opened a few of his gifts.  

And possibly the highlight of the night was Charley going over, taking the power cord to the computer and using it as a microphone while he sang the alphabet song!  A natural performer!
 When he finished singing, he plugged the power cord back into the computer as smoothly as a performer replacing the was priceless!

Cousin Chris happened to be passing through town and stopped in for a visit.

The Superhero with sons relaxing.

Our DIL with her family, minus John who was asleep

Uncle Matt's gift was a child's trampoline which was a huge hit with Charley!  Here he is mid air

Uncle Matt, Nana and Charley

And of course, one of the all time favorites with children.......the box!

Family picture minus the official photographer of course with Uncle Matt, Mema, John, Tommy, Pappy...also known as the Superhero..and Charley

Daddy, Mommy and their boys

 The four generations 

Matt, Grammy, John and Tommy

Nana, Pappy and Charley

The weekend ended and our crew headed back home.  

Happy Birthday, sweet boy


Nonnie said...

What an exciting day for Charlie! He's so cute. Isn't it amazing how kids so young can handle cords and computers, remotes and the like? I enjoyed every one of those pics by the unofficial photographer, but the last one is beautiful! How do you manage to be involved in an outdoor birthday party for a 3 year old and look that good?

Stephanie said...

What a fabulous celebration!!! Your grandson is precious and that cake is beautiful!

Lea Culp said...

Now that jello with the orange slices is just the cutest!! And, love his performance with the computer cord. How cute! What a happy, happy celebration!

Deb said...

you did a great job...Happy Birthday big guy...lots of 3 year olds in blogville...

Chatty Crone said...

Awe happy birthday to him - you did a great job with the photos and reporting! sandie

Joanna Jenkins said...

Aww, what a lovely, happy family. Charley is a cutie and looks like he celebrated his 3rd birthday in grand style.

LOVE the jello and boats idea. I'll be using that one in the future.

Glad you could be there to join in and take all the great pics.


Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to little Charlie! He's a doll and I can see from his official photographer's photos that a great time was had by all! Loved the photos!

Cathy said...

Good job, Nana!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What an awesome party ... looks like you all had a wonderful time! 3 is such a fun age!

Tami said...

Happy birthday Charley! I love the cake and jello snack. Very creative!! Your pictures are wonderful too. =)

LBDDiaries said...

OK now I need to know what all the stuffings were for the tortillas - come on, share! They looked scrumptious. I love all the pix showing his day - it is obvious he had big fun and you & Superhero look marvelous!!

Auntie Bliss said...

What a blow out!
he's a cute little thing :)
That jello with orange boats was so cute, too.

Did you get a dress by now that fits? I want to see!

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Well it looks like Charlie had a great birthday like the look of that cake did it taste as good as it looked

Justabeachkat said...

What fun! I know what you mean about how quickly these years fly by. Our Daven will turn two in October. Bree is planning a pirate party too so I'll have to share the jello/orange idea. Thanks. Great pics.


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Three already! Time sure flies. He is so cute and what a great party. Love all the pictures, great job! Really cute decorations too.

UnicycleRose said...

That Charlie is darling! What a fun day for all the the pirate theme and all the fabulous details you shared. You are blessed! Happy Belated Third Birthday Charlie!