Silas turned 5... 17 days ago!

Our little man of the forest is 5 now. We celebrated his birthday July 12, a day early (notice a trend?). We were very blessed to have some friends in town from long ago for an evening and ended up with 18 people in our home.  I hadn't really done the math for the party. I knew to buy 4 packages of weiners and 2 pounds of raw beans, but until my friend who was here pointed out the crowd about to embark on our home for his party I really didn't notice the total. We accounted for 10 of the 18, so I guess that's really not that many. 

Silas wanted a cowboy party. We grilled tubular steaks, baked beans, potato salad, sauerkraut, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes with a grand horse cake to top it all off for his celebration. The day before our friends from long ago came we had some other friends staying with us for a few days. Jackie and their oldest daughter made the cake. The girls saved me so much work. I was grateful! The party was so fun. We are so thankful for our little man. I only wish I would have had the opportunity to blog about it sooner.

Silas and a cowboys shooting star!

Stand back! Libby's got the bat!

Game time for the more refined at the party. The rest of the kids were content to run amuck with cowboy guns.

A classic gusto of a blow! Good job little man.

Silas, we love you so much. You are such a wonderful big brother to Samuel and to Hazel. We love how you are so tender and dear. You have such a faithful soul about you. What a pleasure it is to be your mommy. May you always be truthful, faithful, strong, and dear. Happy Birthday!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday little bro!

Jen said...

Happy birthday, Silas! And Christie, your mention of potato salad reminded me of something. For Geoff's mom's birthday party, I made the potato salad recipe that sweet Jackie gave me. It was a HUGE hit! Thank her for me!

Anonymous said...

oh, happy belated birthday, Si! From all of us, loving you Reynolds from afar.

Karen said...

Sweet Man that Silas. He is a joy to be with. Happy Birthday Cowboy!

Appollo Schloss said...

Those boys just keep growing!

CLR said...

Of course I will!