(Check out his cute overalls. Read HERE for more information)
Clarke and Heather Grace playing in the sand
The Prince riding in his Chariot!
Here's his new ride....2008 Fischer Price Motorcycle
(This is for you Mrs. Tonja!!!!)
Playing the next morning before the Bouncy got picked up!
Check out his new big boy outfit from Daddy!!!
On Friday afternoon the hubs parents came into town to join us for the big party on Saturday. Friday evening we had our regular Clark/Gilmore cookout and just hung out around the house. Cousin's Anna and Jonathan had tickets to go see our Tigers play so they decided to give him his gift a little early. He opened up the box and was immediately excitied. I am so thankful that I have a son who LOVES to read and look at storybooks. Since before Clark was born Anna has always made sure that Clark has books. She outdid herself this year with some really amazing stories!
Saturday started off a little crazy. I had a ton of running around to do before the party at 3, but I seemed to get everything accomplished before Noon...Thank You Lord :-). Clark had a 3 hour nap and then we were good to go. Everyone started to arrive right on time and believe it or not the entire party went really well. We had 18 children of all ages and about 27 adults. My dad was the chef of the day and as always we had enough food to feed an entire army. Clark received a lot of very nice gifts. We are so blessed to have such good friends and family who love Clark.
We rented the big bouncy from B & B Inflatables and it was the best $172.00 I've ever spent (well on Clark/party). The kids played until they just couldn't play anymore. I know they had a great time jumping, but the adults had just as much fun watching them play.
By the time the sky turned to dark I was so worn out that I was just ready to crash. I had not looked at the clock all day, i was sure it had to be close to 10ish. Well, I was wrong. It was only 7:30. I had Clarke bathed, clothed and in bed before 8 and I was in bed by 9 and slept like a baby ALL NIGHT.
Sunday rolled around and Clark was ready to play again. He didn't spend much time with his gifts on Saturday so we had to go through them all again and see what was new. We also played outside for about 2 hours before they came to pick the bouncy up. By noon he was worn out again and took a 4 1/2 hour nap. I also took a 2 hour nap after my in-laws and Aunt Bug got on the road to head back home.
In all we had a swell weekend. The only thing that would have made it perfect was Daddy being home with us. We spent ALOT of the day on the Web-Cam letting him be as much a part of the day as he could be. He tried to stay up, but with the 8 hour time difference it just wasn't possible for him to be on for the enitre day. We spent most of Sunday, Clark's actual birthday, showing him the pictures from the party and Clark was able to show him most of his toys via the web cam and they both loved that.
Thank You Daddy for making my big party possible and for my new Florida Gator toy box.
I love and miss you so much. <3 Clarke.