Friday, September 24, 2010

Labor Day -- September Birthday Celebrations

Happy birthday to Pops, Carson, Caden, Eston, Brandon and Nathan. Whew, that's right, we had six Darby boy birthdays to celebrate. Now that the kids are all back in school we decided to meet up for Labor Day weekend to celebrate at DeDe and Pops pool to get in one last swim for the season. We had a blast.
The kids are at such a terrific age. They are independent, swim on their own and play so well together. Carson is enjoying that too, because he gets most of the attention. We celebrated the birthdays with a gluten free cake which was great because now all of the Darby grand kids are on the GF diet. Andrea did a great job decorating the cake (as usual) and the kids thought it was Christmas! One of the highlights of the weekend was getting a customized rap routine by Deb and Darby. Yes, you read that correctly...our 60 year old parents busted out a rap! They were hysterical. You will see from the pictures below that they went all out. The rap was titled, "Spendin' Yo Inheritance." It was a funny way of telling us, "We are spending all of our money. We are living in the now. Tough!" Ha! Kudos to Nathan for capturing the video:

Here are the pictures from our weekend:
Sweet cousins sharing in Alex's excitement.

Aunt Onnie hit the jackpot with the Barbie Mermaid gift.

Dru loved his Legos Hero kit.
Handsome 60 year old!
Eston loved his Kung Zhu pet.
10 year old Caden (ahh!) got a gift card. I made sure to stand in this photo because for now, I am still taller. Barely.
Alex loved her Barbie Island Princess doll and DVD. It wasn't her birthday, but Dru and Alex still got some prizes. We can't help it. Nice job, DeDe!
Fun times with Uncle N8 in the pool. Love this pic.
Dru is a pro.
Caden is too.
Eston is a rockstar. He's always had amazing balance.
Our little Baylor Bear in training.
The birthday boys. How cute are they?!
Daddy is her hero. Always will be.
Since when are wedgies adorable? EDIBLE HINEY!
Daddy & Carson got great swim time together.
"Oh no! Please don't photograph me. My root beer belly is a real problem."
"The Twins" had a blast playing together. Eston and Alex are only 5 months apart in age and adore each other.

Carson loves his Elmo book.
After a wonderful meal outside, things got a little out of control and people ended up in the pool. Fully clothed. Andrea started it! She was a great sport.
Dru's new dinosaur went in the water with him. He was not so happy about that.
The kids loved that Onnie got in the pool.The dry dinner crew watched happily knowing they were staying out of the drama.
But no, we couldn't let that happen. Nathan decided Mel needed to get in pool too. Thanks, honey!
Action shot.
It was freezing.
Alex thought it was so cool that Mommy got in the pool though.
Fully aware that Andrea couldn't throw Pops in the pool, she decided to get him wet via hug.Saving the best for last: rap photos.If we can be half this cool at 60, I will be thrilled. Seriously!
We enjoyed another incredible Darby family weekend. Love you guys!


Shae said...

your fam looks so cool! Love the rap shots and the cheerleading stunting!

shannon houlihan said...

What a fun weekend! Such fun, fun pictures of everyone together!