February 20th was a very busy day. We had three birthday parties to attend. The first was in Springfield, IL, which is 3 hours away. It was for my cousin's little girl's first birthday. Macey was so adorable and I'm so glad that we were able to attend and to finally see their beautiful home.
Before we stopped at their house, we drove through Springfield to show the kids the capitol building.
This is the old capitol building
The current capitol building
A little peek at the old buildings downtown
Adorable Macey enjoying her cake.
Kisses from grandma (my Aunt Shirley)
Love these messy little hands
On the long trek back towards home for party number 2
one down for the count
another one about to fall asleep
passing the wind farm
Claire's 3rd birthday
Here she is opening our gift
Claire with little sister Emerson watching
It's a Fancy Nancy doll!
The last party of the night. This was for my sweet little cousin and goddaughter, Brooke. It was a surprise party for her 21st birthday. It was at a local bar and Jerry and I went for a couple of hours while the kids stayed at Claire's party.
Brooke was so surprised!
I loved looking at these photos of Brooke. If you look at the middle and lowest hanging cookie sheet, you will see a photo of a bride with a little girl. That's me with Brooke as my flower girl. It was 14 1/2 years ago!