Our Five Ring Circus: Party 'Til You Drop

Monday, October 19, 2015

Party 'Til You Drop

October is a really busy month for our family!

Between birthdays, parties, school events, and Fall activities, there truly isn't time to do anything else. We often party 'til we drop! (Don't believe me?  Scroll down to the bottom of the post!)

Some of our favorite "framily" members have October birthdays.  Our little buddy, Logan, turned 6 on the 16th.  On the 17th, Liam's BFF,Violet, turned 2.  And on the 18th, one of my closest friends (AKA Logan's mom), Tracy, celebrates her birthday! Needless to say, we had a week full of celebrating!

Last Sunday, we celebrated Logan's birthday with a Nerf-themed party!  The kids had so much fun!

Logan's 6th Birthday Party
Nerf Party
Liam and Violet
Lily Charlie and Lily

After almost a month of being apart, our "framily" was so happy to see each other two days in a row! We reunited at the Dash for Down Syndrome the day before Logan's party. We really missed each other! 

On Saturday, we got together again to celebrate Violet's 2nd Birthday!

Violet's Birthday

I can still vividly remember the day Violet was born.  I was supposed to photograph her birth, but Liam ended up in the hospital.  He was 2 months old and still not up to birth weight, so they were trying to find out why.  I was really hoping that Steph would be able to hold on a day or two so I could be there. 

No such luck.  

I spoke to Steph on the morning of her due date and she was having contractions.  Meanwhile, Liam was taken into the OR to have a procedure done under general anesthesia.  I was a nervous wreck in the waiting room, thinking about all the things they told me could go wrong.  And then, just when I thought my nerves would get the best of me, a picture of baby Violet showed up on my phone.  

It wasn't the way I planned or expected, but that text was the most welcome distraction ever! And now she's TWO!

Happy Birthday Violet
Vioet's Party

When our families get together, craziness ensues!  We have so much fun!


And, well, we stay up late.  REALLY late.  Our kids are party animals!

Party Animals

We definitely party until we drop.  Even if it's in the middle of the kitchen floor.


Do you have close friends who are like family to you?



  1. You all always have such fun parties. Great pictures!

    1. Thank you! We have a great time together. And with 13 kids combined, there are LOTS of parties!

  2. LOL! I love that last picture! They sure do party until they drop...literally! Love it! It's great having a "framily." It certainly looks like ya'll have a blast together!


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