Since Grandma's birthday is just 4 days after Lexie's, we decided to do a joint party. Uncle Adam and Auntie Janne came over to play in the afternoon! The kids had fun running around the backyard and then Grandpa barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs for dinner!!
Lexie finally figured out how to go under the table!
The birthday girls!! Lexie and Grandma!!
Auntie Janne and Uncle Adam rescued a beagle from the lady in Maricopa that runs their quasi-shelter (Maricopa isn't big enough for one yet). He's a sweet puppy and loves chasing Belle around the backyard. They kept his original name of Buster, although he has since been renamed Butter by Ben. :)
Peter Butter the puppy.
Ben loves running around the backyard.
After dinner it was time for cake and presents!! Lexie had a pretty cake with a princess on it and Grandma had a cheesecake!! Yum-yum!! Lexie enjoyed opening her presents, although her brothers ran off with all of her new toys: purse, tea set, "girly" cars.
"Girly" cars from Chris, Nick, and Ben
Helping Grandma blow out ALL the candles!!
Ben loves cake!!
And Lexie does too!!
Here Butter, you can try my cake!!
Now that the dog licked my hand, you can try too Grandpa!!