Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Hi friends! It’s time for another post from you know who! :) … Last Tuesday my Dad celebrated his 28th birthday. Man, are my parents getting old or what?!?! Shhh, don’t tell them I said that! Haha!

Dad’s birthday celebration really began last Sunday when we took a day trip down to Tampa. My Dad and my Aunt Jamie were born just a few days apart – 4 to be exact. Every year they celebrate their birthdays together and this year they promised to stay true to tradition! It sure was a fun day of swimming, boating, and hanging out with family. I even tried “real” food for the first time – mac and cheese! It was delicious! Too bad Mom didn’t get a picture! Sorry, Mom!

Dad and Aunt Jamie are 2 peas in a pod! They come from a family of 4 brothers and sisters. Dad is the second born son and Aunt Jamie is the youngest (and the only girl !!). These 2 are crazy when they get together. I know this picture below looks sweet and cute, but just scroll down a little more to see their true personalities!

Mom wonders if I’ll end up being a crazy Smith or if I’ll be a little more like her?? I guess we’ll have to wait and see! :)

We celebrated Dad’s actual birthday with dinner and a cookie cake at home. Of course Aunt Lauren and Uncle Lance joined in on the fun! All along Dad had been saying that he had never had a big birthday party just for him in a while so Mom invited a few friends over and we celebrated again on Friday night. Mom worked so hard getting everything ready. She decorated the house, bought all the food, made homemade macaroni and cheese, cupcakes (mini and regular size!!), and dad’s favorite – Oreo Balls! Dad and Uncle Lance made their special bacon burgers on the grill. I just looked cute in my little dress and entertained all the children that came over to play! It was a grand old time! Unfortunately, Mom was working so hard, that she forgot to take any pictures!! :( Didn’t she know I would be posting about this and NEED pictures for the blog?!? Oh, Mom! Luckily, Ms. Emily was there and took some pictures of us as a family!!

Cori - Tot School wk 35 133 photoshop

Cori - Tot School wk 35 134 photoshop

Dad – I sure enjoyed celebrating with you this year! I just have to tell you how wonderful you are and how lucky I am to have you for a Dad. You always know how to make me laugh and you are setting such a great, Godly example for me as I grow up. I want to marry a guy just like you one day!! I love you!


Cori Belle


AMW said...

So sweet, Cori Belle! :) Happy Birthday to your Daddy!

Stephanie said...

AWWWWW Cori I think your Daddy is pretty AWESOME Too!! ~Willie