i am worn out! ha!
so first up this year was our family party with my side of the family. we celebrated with dinner from panda express, a huge oreo cookie cake and presents of course!
the boys with cousin porkchop
i love this picture of burrito's face....such glee and anticipation!
isn't this a fun cake? and sweet mimi even remembered noodle's distaste for cake (go figure!) and had cookies complete with decorating icing for him!
noodle decorating his cookies with the letter "t" for the birthday boy
i think cousin porkchop enjoyed his cake too!
and the birthday loot! lego sets and some spending money!here.
then came the all anticipated school friends party. this year we chose a campout theme and invited all the boys over to our backyard friday after school. john and i both took the day off of work to prepare and i'm glad we did because we worked like crazy people up to the very last second!
these signs greeted our guests as they arrived.
we tried to transform our backyard into a campground complete with tent, fire pit, and picnic tables.
when the boys first arrived, we had a camp backpack they could color with fabric markers. this also served as their party favor bag at the end of the party which included a flashlight, compass, whistle, camp pencil, and s'mores granola bar.
i was camp counselor and i led the boys in several camp games such as a backpack relay, hoola hoop pass, tug of war, telephone, rainmaker and other random games the boys wanted to play. it was fun but exhausting. the boys were hot and sweaty by this point so we took a break to eat hot dogs and chips and get a drink!
we had originally planned to roast the weenies over the fire pit but we quickly realized this was just way too much to handle with this many crazy boys so john just slapped them on the grill.
then it was time for dessert! i made individual cups of dirt cake complete with gummy worms. this was a big hit with the boys.
we concluded the party with opening presents and then just letting the boys run wild in the backyard.
i think the boys had a blast and i was in bed by 8:30 that night! i was exhausted!
happy 7th birthday burrito! we love you!