MUSHY'S MOOCHINGS: LILY TURNS TWO!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

LILY TURNS TWO!

We celebrated Lily’s 2nd birthday today (Saturday). The storms that raced across western and middle Tennessee blew themselves out by the time they reached the Cumberland Plateau, and just let us have some much needed rain. By party time at 4, the sun was out, the sky was blue, and everyone was ready for a hotdog and some birthday cake!

Corey had rented an inflatable “bouncy house” and the kids loved it.

The tradition Tia and Corey began last year on Lily’s birthday was to have everyone party on the front lawn. With a pass-thru window from the kitchen, everything was handy right on the front porch. Tables were placed in the front yard, some in the shade, and Corey prepared the hotdogs!

Naturally, as do most kids these days, Lily was showered with lots of gifts of clothes, toys, and money!

Her Grandmother Connie (Corey’s mom) and Tia (Lily’s mom) stood capturing all the activities with movie cameras, while I snapped away with my still camera.

Corey recently purchased a new Canon video camera, and he was doing his best to capture all the traditional poses. Reminded me of myself back when he was little – it comes full circle!

Lily rarely gets to eat “junk” foods, but today she ate wieners, chips, and that delicious cake! Check out the bite being feed to her by her great grandfather Stevens! Mmmmm!

Most of the older folks at the party are from Connie’s family, and they are the ones I used to share events like this with when Corey was little. It is great that we all get along, and that I can again enjoy her dad, her uncles, and aunts again. Even my old buddy Bill Powers (black shirt in the porch shot) was there and we reminisced about our college day fun, and how we used to race riding lawnmowers!

So we all thanked Dora the Explorer (the cartoon character) for stopping by and making it a great birthday for Lily!

Oh yes, we would like to thank the people down by the lake playing AC/DC so loud for us. Since they are one of Corey’s favorite groups, it added to the overall enjoyment!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE LILY!

12 comments:

That 1 Guy said...

A belated Happy B-Day, Lily!

Buck said...

Happy Birthday, Lily! That's quite the cake...not to mention the party!

*Goddess* said...

That Dora cake looks yummy! I love the pic of the girls bouncing:) They look so happy and "in the moment".

pat houseworth said...

Happy Birthday Lily! My wife turned a few years older than that on Sunday.....but she's still nowhere near as old as me.

Suldog said...

I wish I had a bouncy house...

Jose said...

Oh, to me kids birthday parties are the happiest parties. Nothing like their little lit faces from all the fun, family, and I'm sure great food. They love them presents too.

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Happy birthday Lily! TWO is a GREAT age! :)

Lin said...

Happy birthday, Lily!

Glad somebody enjoyed the AC/DC. I might have been lobbing cake grenades at them.

Marian Love Phillips said...

Wishing you a belated Birthday Lily! I bet you had a great time at your birthday party eating all the "junk" food! :)

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Happy Birthday Lilly! Looks like a wonderful day, and it is cool that all of you are able to get together, forget the old shit and enjoy the event and have these family times. It's a credit to you and everyone that everything is cool and Lilly is the focus of it. My family would NOT have been able to do that.

Hammer said...

What a great party. Maybe I'll do something similar for mine ;)

Happy B-day to Lilly :)

david mcmahon said...

Hope she had a great birthday and yes, life DOES come full circle, hey!