Brock was on the verge of smiling for a little while, but would never do it when I got the camera. This was the closest I got! Of course he's a smiley baby now, but most of my pictures are on my phone that I haven't sync'd to my computer yet!
Jordan had his 8th birthday this year! It's a big one for him because he was baptized the beginning of June! We are SO proud of him and his decision to be baptized. He has been preparing for this day for quite some time now! For his party he invited a ton of kids to have a "Food Fight" themed party! They made sculptures out of colored mashed potatoes and animal crackers, ate spaghetti without hands, ate donuts off string, and in the end had a massive food fight with all the leftover food! They even got sodas involved! My kids are not into being messy with food, so they didn't participate until they threw water balloons and Michael joined in! I've been trying to get Michael to stop wetting the bed at night and we've cut off drinks before bed to help out, and the night before he wanted a drink. I told him he wasn't allowed to have any, but he insisted. I told him that if I let him have a drink and he had an accident, he would have to participate in ALL the games at Jordans party! He agreed, and had an accident that night! Just as I was about to say "nee-ner nee-ner", we were loading up in the car, I wasn't paying attention, and he got his fingers slammed in the car door! So, I figured I wouldn't force him to participate!
The night of Jordans party, we headed over to a friends house who, every year, throws a huge summer kick-off party at his beautiful home! He usually does some elaborate theme. This year was a safari theme ad he had a giraffe & zebra in his front yard!!
There was a baboon (who will be in the movie "Zoo Keeper" when it comes out)
A Baby Leopard (this thing was ADORABLE!!)
And this other bird (I can't remember what it was)
There were a few more animals and the trainers talked about them and a few of them did tricks! They had good food, and a couple snow cone machines that you could get whatever you wanted all night. They also had a local high school choir come out and sing a few songs about Africa. We had a BLAST and hope to go back again next year! :o)