His actual birthday was on a Tuesday, so he went to Honey's house with Audrey as they always do. When he came downstairs in the morning we had balloons and his presents from us waiting for him. We gave him an Optimus Prime trailer for his Transformers, two new Transformer, and a pair of shoes. We actually didn't give him the shoes until the evening because they hadn't arrived in time to open them in the morning.
Of course he had a little help!
A smiling miracle occurred!
Notice the elbow saying, "back off my stuff!"
In the evening, Ryan picked the kids up from Honey's and we met at Chick-fil-a for dinner. After we ate, Parker played in the playground area for a few minutes and we went to Cold Stone for dessert! He was super excited and ate the entire cup of kid-sized ice cream. It was definitely a great day!
We had his party on Saturday from 11-1. I prefer doing it in the afternoon but this was the only date that was going to "work" with the majority of our guests and the afternoon time was not going to "work" for everyone so we had a midday party! It was kind of nice because naptime was right after and we were able to play with some of Parker's gifts when he woke up from that nap.
The theme of the party was Transformers Rescue Bots. This is his favorite show right now, so it seemed like the best and most obvious choice. Once I committed to the theme, I realized that you can't get Rescue Bots decorations/party supplies anywhere except for Etsy, and most of the Etsy sellers are just using images you can find on Google. After searching and searching, I decided to make a Rescue Bots plan for the cake and just do a bunch of primary colors for balloons, plates, etc. It worked out great! I also had a banner made at Walgreens at the last minute (seriously--less than 24 hours before the party) that really made me feel like things came together.
The BEST party of the party was the bounce house Amy brought over for the kids to play on! They had an absolute blast--even if it was only about 40 degrees that day.
The boys enjoyed their lunch at the "kids table" in the playroom. Parker was saying "rescue bots cheeeeeeeeese!" haha.
This little girl ate almost an entire piece of pizza for lunch!
I really wish I had taken more pictures of everyone at the party, but I'm glad I at least got these couple!
The baner!! Oh and the kids, too. hahaha.
Parker-4, Audrey-21 months, Wyatt-3 1/2, McKinley-5 months, Haley-11, Leah-4 months, Kaley-3 1/2, Ian-almost 8!
Sweet boy about to blow out his candle! He was less than thrilled because he had to come in from the bounce house.
There was so much drama having this cake made. I was happy with it in the end! "Roll to the Rescue" is the Rescue Bots motto.
Audrey was lovin' on baby Leah.
Coming up next is a questionnaire post for Parker. I'll save it for tomorrow--or two months from now--haha!