Thursday, June 24, 2010

Father's Day / June Birthdays 2010

I may have mentioned that Father's Day is kind of a big deal in our family.
When we all get together, we have four fathers and six birthdays to observe,
so it can feel a bit like Christmas.

This is just part of it.

But, in spite of the 11 year-old being the only one holding a camera,
we got a few good pics.

Wyatt, very consciously looking very cool, was happy to help distribute gifts.

Which Gunnar was more than happy to receive!

My baby is NINE!

What happened?  Seems like just last week he was Binky Boy.

I mean, just look at the cuteness here!
(On vacation in Oregon.  Happily sucking the salt off the rocks.)

And now he's nine.
Reading.  Writing.  Riding a bike.

Slow down, already!

But, honestly, I'm enjoying watching him grow, and learn, and play.
And listening to him talk, and pray, and think.

I love his tender, compassionate heart.
And his snuggles.

I love him.  :D

Back to the party...

He requested 100 cans of this special peanut butter chocolate cocoa mix.
And was happy to receive three :D

And here's the photographer himself, hamming it up with Uncle Dave.
Gee, thanks, Tate.


The dB family said...

Seriously, where does the time go?! Happy Birthday, Gunnar!! I still think Tate is going to be an awesome photographer. He already is!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Ann said...

Happy birthday, Gunnar! And, from the looks of that cocoa mix, I think I might be requesting that for Christmas! YUM!

leah said...

It is crazy how fast time flies. That photo of "baby Gunnar" is just adorable! Happy Birthday!

That peanut-butter cocoa mix looks pretty good, too!

tammy said...

Awwww! Happy Birthday Gunnar! Where does the time go? It seemed like just yesterday my "binky boy" (that's what we always called Aiden too!) was just born! Love how you all have a big party for it all! fun, fun, fun!

Choate Family said...

What a treat to be close enough to celebrate that many birthdays and Fathers!

Doug Hibbard said...

I think your kids have grown like crazy since I started following your blog!

Ack...our youngest is 3, but he'll be 23 before the end of the week, won't he?


Herding Grasshoppers said...

Growin' like dandelions!

And it is a blessing to have so much family nearby :D


Anonymous said...

Hi julie and all - sounds as tho you all had a great time and tons of fun. Such special times for families! The pictures are great! -and yes, they do grow up toooooo fast, but we just enjoy one day at a time of all stages! Thanks for sharing. lv jane