Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Birthday Report

Finally! I finally have the time, energy, peace, and quiet to finish this post about Tobin's birthday!

As I mentioned before, Emily came over in the afternoon, and I gladly handed my camera to her so she could have fun taking pictures of the boys.

Especially this boy...
Sometimes he sucked his thumb...sometimes he was serious...
Sometimes he was with his brothers...
Sometimes he was alone...
He smiled again...
And again...
And here he is with his very own birthday photographer...I liked having Emily here to take these pictures so much that I might try to talk her into coming over on David's birthday to do the same thing...and then on Josiah's birthday...and then Shav's...and then--well, maybe a new tradition has been started! :)
Then Emily took the boys outside where Tobin looked adorable...
Pointed...
Shoveled snow... (well, sort of)...
Smiled...
Looked thoughtful...
Smiled again...
And got scooped up by his mama who loves him SO much!

Later that evening, after we took Emily home and went to Josiah's choir class and came home to have supper (and while everyone else ate, I made the icing and finished the cake--whew, there's nothing like doing it at the last minute!), we sang to Tobin (again!) and gave him a few gifts.
This musical birthday card, which plays the Winnie the Pooh theme when opened, was a big hit...
As was this soft lamb puppet that Grandma and Grandpa gave him...
Time for a cuddle...
Then Jeff gave Tobin a gift that he bought for him...
A Winnie the Pooh letter game...
I think this picture says it all. :)

Tobin's real gift for this birthday was a new bed! Since Shav is outgrowing the cradle and soon needs the crib, we decided to go ahead and get a bunk bed for Tobin, knowing that after a few years, he and Shav will more than likely share a room. We ordered the bed through Ebay, and it came the day after his birthday--came in pieces, of course. The following day, Jeff built it, with the help of Josiah and David who were so proud and delighted to use their very own tools that Jeff had gotten them for Christmas (REAL tools, not toys, in a real toolbox--a set for each of them--what a wise father to get a gift like that for his sons!). I'm sure in years to come, Josiah and David will be thrilled to tell Tobin, "We helped make your bed!" :) Jeff was such a patient teacher as David "helped" him...
...and as Josiah did his part.
Meanwhile, Tobin looked on, stylishly clad in cowboy boot slippers, blue jeans that kept falling down, diaper sticking out above his waistband, no shirt, and thumb in his mouth.
When you're two, you can get away with this look. :)

3 comments:

Mike and Katie said...

Keep us updated on the transition to the big boy bed. We'll have to do that in a few months when the new baby out grows the bassinet.

Morning said...

All your boys are lovely, Davene, but doesn't Tobin have a special, gentle beauty about him?

Davene said...

Yes, Morning, he is so special! :)