Caroline had a birthday and is now FIVE years old. What a big girl!
Spence insisted that it was his birthday too and thought he also needed a picture by the fives:
Our fun-filled day started with presents:
Then we headed to Hill Air Force Base to see the air show:
I loved Caroline’s method for shading her eyes so she could see the jets in the sky:
We met up with my sister. She texted me on the way over asking if I had brought ear plugs for my kids. The thought had never crossed my mind. I told her no and said I didn’t think we’d need any.
I started to get the feeling we might want ear plugs when I saw lots of people wearing them.
Then I noticed a lot of other people wearing noise-blocking headphones.
Then the fighter jets took to the skies and the kids freaked out:
Poor Madison was so scared by the sound she started shaking uncontrollably and screaming. We did our best to cover our ears every time those jets made a pass and vowed to remember our ear plugs next time.
After the air show we went to my sister’s house for pizza and cake.
Brooke’s protecting the cake and candles from Carson:
Carson was cute playing with Madison and trying to give her a paci:
If only Jeff could handle babies similarly:
Just kidding. Jeff was so good to hold Madison for a long while and she was happy and content the whole time. Then we started packing up to go and I went to get Madison and then realized I should have taken a picture of Jeff holding her so I ran off to get my camera. Apparently Madison didn’t enjoy my abandoning her, thus the only picture we have looks like one where Jeff is torturing her.
Our fun didn’t end there! Our neighborhood was hosting a huge party that evening. We were thrilled to call their party Caroline’s birthday party.
There were bounce houses:
Notice Spencer getting some air at the top of that slide:
They also had hot dogs, hamburgers, popsicles, carnival games, and a fire truck that hosed down the kids at the splash pad:
Madison slept through most of the party:
We were all completely exhausted from being in the sun all day that we came home and went right to sleep. What a fun birthday for our little Caroline!