Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Shane's 11th Birthday Celebration on Dec. 5, 2008

HEEELLLLOOOO? Is anyone left out there in Bloggyland? I've been so busy, and/or sick that I haven't been on line AT ALL for 11 days! I know, I can't believe it either! I'm so glad to have a chance to say hi and hopefully get around to a few blogs tonight. I know we're all as busy as little elves this time of year! I've missed you and so much has been going on which I would love to find time to post about.

I thought I'd start out tonight with a post about my little man's birthday party back on Dec. 5th. He is truly a gift from God and such a blessing to our hearts each and every day. He is happy, joyful, helpful, kind, affectionate. I imagine him being a veterinarian or pediatrician some day. Maybe a missionary! Wouldn't that be great! Enjoy the photos! I first posted some of his baby photos because I want all of you to see just how darn cute he was/is!!! And Mr. Personality since day one!

Don't you just love those little toes sticking up?

L'il Sailor!

First trip to Chuck E. Cheese's!

Look at that sweet face! Where does the time go?

Last year, striking a G.Q. pose!

The birthday boy started his day out with some of his dad's chocolate chip pancakes,
per his request!

And boy were they delish!

A close up of those sinful pancakes!

The birthday boy was allowed to spend his time any way he saw fit for most of the day.
Here he is relaxing in bed after breakfast with a good book!
We later picked up friend J.T. from school to help us celebrate the big day!

After picking up J.T. - we made a mad dash to this store to spend Shane's gift card!

Two buddies using their imaginations!

Grandpa and Grandma Riffe joined in the festivities at Olive Garden!

It seems that Agustin and John had a good visit at their end of the dining table!

Enjoying our time together!

Entertaining themselves between appetizers and dinner.

The celebration cake finally arrives!
Thanks Adam for the great personal attention!

The wait staff singing the Italian Birthday song to Shane!

#1 game on his wish list!

Thanks Bro. It's just what he wanted!

Ready to start ripping that pretty package apart!


Jungle Mom said...

I love seeing the old baby photos! He is such a sweetheart!

Penless Thoughts said...

Happy Birthday Shane!!! What's with us and all these December birthdays?!!!!!

Mrs. C said...

Happy birthday!!

Yep, been lurking around. Woodjie (my 2 year old ) has a birthday Dec. 5 as well.

Joy in the Burbs... said...

He is one cute kid!
He started out cute and stayed that way. :)
Looks like he had a great birthday. Olive Garden is one of my favorite places to eat too.

MightyMom said...

too sweet!!

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday to Shane!

Missy said...

I just got back from VA. Had a great but cold time! Went to 3 Christmas parties- the Women in Missions Christmas party, The Men's Sunday School class (My uncle's class) Christmas party and the Secret Sister Christmas luncheon. Then on Sunday got to hear the Christmas Cantata at my aunt and uncle's church. it was "Hope has hands". Wonderful music! Went to see my dad's surviving brother and my aunt who just lost her husband in July (dad's oldest brother). They were married 2 weeks shy of 60 years when he died.
Anyway, hope Shane had a great birthday. How is his quarter collection coming. I had totally forgot about it until I found dad's. I have 2 more for his collection. Let me know where he left off. I can probably find the missing ones for him.

Pat said...

Hesure is a sweety!!!

Kelly said...

Looks like Shane had a great Birthday! The pictures are great -- he started out as a realy cutie and has become quite handsome!

It's good to see you back on the blog -- I missed you!

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Shane. I love those pictures, especially the one where Shane is wearing the sailor outfit.

Pam, try not to blink too much because before you know it, Shane will be standing at the altar getting married. That day came for my sons far too quickly to suit me.


Hope you are feeling better.

Candy-Faith said...

Hi Mama Pam,
Thank you for the birthday wishes. I love ya!!!
Baby Shane was soooo cute and still is cute and so is you other son and your hubby is cute too ;):) and you of course are beautiful. Y'all are just such a good lookin family!!!!
Love lots,
p.s.. I LOVE the quilt shane in cuddles in on one of those pictures where hes reading a book.

p.s.s.... I told you this before but I have to tell you again, I love your header/Christmas tree pretty especially with your red blog background. beautiful.


What a sweet baby, then young man he has become. I know you and your husband are very proud of him both your sons. It seems you have much to be proud of. As a Mother it brought back memories of my own four sons and their years of growing up, thank you so much for the reminder. I am sure that your son had a very happy birthday but I would like to add my belated Happy Birthday.

I am so sorry to hear that you have been sick. Hope you are feeling much better now. It is good to see you back.

The pancakes do look wonderful. I want some for my birthday, please. Thank you.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. love you, connie from Texas

Betty said...

Happy Birthday to Shane! Hope he enjoyed his day!
I completly understand the being busy...

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Awww.. what a sweet birthday boy! Happy Birthday Shane....wishing you many, many more happy birthdays.

M.J. said...

What a sweet post! Happy Belated Birthday Shane!!! Looks like you all had a lot of fun celebrating your son!!!!