Happy Birthday my sweet Andrew! I don't know what happiness would be without you. You have made my life so wonderful. Thank you for being my little buddy. The last two years have been the best of my whole life!We were able to have a great big party for Andrew this year. It was really in the plans but it all worked out that way and we LOVED it! Grandpa Rowley, Uncle John, Aunt Jessi, her two boys Jeremiah and Jonas, Papa and Grandma Oldham, Uncle Jim and Aunt Megan, Kenna, Porter, Brooke, Aaron, Rylie, Mason, and Bracken were all able to come party with us. Andrew is obsessed with playing basketball so we thought we would have a little party at the church in the gym. All the kids had a lot of fun running around and shooting balls. Grandma and Papa surprised us with a whole breakfast of Einstein Bagels, cut up fruit, milk, juice, ice cream and creamies to go with the party. I made a fruit salad, a BTA cake and a basketball cake for Andrew. Thanks Mom and Dad for making it so much fun.
Andrew loves his tall Uncle Jim who was willing to grant his dreams and let him shoot the ball in the big basketball hoop.
Andrew is such a Daddy's boy. He has been from day one, but is getting even more everyday. I love to watch them play together. Andrew already wants to be just like his Dad someday.
Andrew loved opening presents. His eyes lit up with every gift. Even if it was just some jumbo crayons.
Grandma and Papa Oldham love to watch Andrew dance so they gave him a card that plays music when you open it. He got so excited when he heard the music and started to groove every time he opened it. Papa and Grandma said that one of their favorite memories of Andrew is when we go to visit them and as soon as Andrew walks in the door he runs to the mini trampolines in the great room jumps up and points to the music box for the music. He is entertained for hours just jumping and dancing to Grandma's exercise music. We gave him a little basketball hoop stand, so he could play basketball everyday at home. He is in high heaven with it. He loves it so much.
Andrew is so particular with how he does things. I think he got a lot of the perfectionism that runs in my family from Grandpa Smith. Both years we have given him his own cake to destroy and he just barely touches the frosting with one finger licks it off and does it again. We kept trying to tell him to pick up the ball but he wouldn't. This is what his cake looked like when he was finished eating it.