Sparky is one year old this week!

Nathan’s birthday (his 8th!) was last weekend.

My parents threw a joint birthday party for both Nathan and Sparky.

They even got an ice cream cake! (I don’t think Sparky got any.)

Grandpa helped them cut it.

The boys had a BLAST! My parents gave them each money to buy a present for Sparky. They shopped very carefully and bought him some new plush toys. They had a great time helping Sparky open his presents.

Here’s Alex helping Sparky play with the stuffed gorilla, Sparky’s favorite. Also, the gorilla is the mascot for the college that everyone in my family went to (except me), Pittsburg State.