September 17, 2013

One final trip to Fort Smith, Arkansas

Ezra turned ONE on Sept. 1st so we decided to make the 4 hour drive to Fort Smith so that we could be there for his birthday party. Jordan and Bekah and her parents were so generous and let us stay at their house for the weekend. We hadn't been there since Thanksgiving 2011 (almost two years ago!!) so we thought we should better go since we most likely won't ever be going again! :( Well, not for a very long time at least. Bekah and Jordan have been such wonderful friends to us throughout this Parker experience and we are so sad to say good bye to them when we move to Washington at the end of the year. I'm so glad we were able to make one final trip to Fort Smith and spend such a lovely weekend with our friends and their family. We look forward to them visiting us in Washington one day :)

^^how he really felt about getting his picture taken ;) ha. I don't know why it's so funny to me ;)^^

^^Can't you just tell by the look on his face how much fun Cole had during this trip?! He played non stop for almost three days straight with Ezra's cousin, Aubrey who is almost five. She's the cutest tomboy you will ever come across and introduced Cole to Spiderman. He's hooked now. And when they said good-bye when we had to leave, Cole cried (of course) and Aubrey gave him one of her "Thomas" trains as a good-bye gift. Too cute. Cole looooves his Thomas train!^^

^^And these are the lemon cupcakes with some serious lemon frosting I made for Steve on his birthday but they didn't get eaten until our trip to Fort Smith. (you know, since Steve fell asleep on the night of his birthday before we could sing him Happy Birthday!) I made sure to bring them with us on our trip so that they could get eaten by everyone and also so they wouldn't go bad ;)^^


  1. Wow! Those cupcakes look a m a z i n g !! I totally want one. And Cole is such a cutie. I'm glad you were able to go back to AK one last time. Baby Ezra is such a cutie!!

  2. Happy Birthday Ezra! Love the "spidermen" and the cupcakes too!

  3. Looks like a fun that you could make that trip one last time! I esp. love that top pic. of Ezra...what a cutie! Can't believe he's already one!