Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday, Thomas!

I'm a bit late in posting this...only two weeks or so...

It did happen. The day finally got here. His birthday. The child was absolutely beside himself. Never had there ever been a better day for a party, either. From the organizing stand point, things went super smooth. From the kids stand point....

Well, there were a lot of kids in and out and around this house. A pack of 15-some odd kids swarmed about. The adults kind of stationed ourselves around in different areas of the house and out of doors so that there were eyes all over. It was amazingly wonderful, with no incidents.

Except for a few black tongues.

Thomas had been talking about his dump truck/construction party for nearly a year. Two weeks before the party, he ousted the dump truck idea in favor of a soccer bash. After the handful of baking failures I had experienced, I opted to simply ice cupcakes in black and white and arrange them to look like a soccer ball. It worked very nicely. And they were quite tasty!

Joshua manned the grill with my Dad and a couple of other guys. The three or four babies all cheerfully played in the living room, gnawing on toys and each other. Everywhere I went, there were people visiting and enjoying themselves.

Finally, Thomas declared that he would like to open the pile of gifts. The kids converged on the brightly wrapped boxes and the parents all stood back to watch the carnage. We laughed as every child got excited about each new gift.

It was a great time and we were so thankful for the friends and family that made it to celebrate Thomas with us.

1 comment:

The Bouldins said...


What a great party idea and it looked like so much fun!!