it couldn't have went better. there were just the right amount of kids and people. the food was delicious. and the joy of my little boy was celebrated. even with the rainy weather (it was originally planned for outside in the park) - it was a smashing success.
and really - no matter what would have happened, it would have been a success. i have a healthy, happy, growing son who is loved by my family (both blood and church).
this is the day that the Lord has made,
i will rejoice and be glad in it.
for take home goodies i made different creatures (i'll dedicate a later post to these) that every kid could bring home. there was elephants, giraffes, monsters, owls, and even a squid. :)
the goody bags were cloth, and handmade by my mom. We had some treats for the kids to fill their bag with along with their creature of choice.
ricky's mom made mini, silver dollar buttermilk pancakes with eggs, potatos and bacon. we had a pancake bar available to decorate your pancakes. it was DELICIOUS and the kids went crazy over it.
enjoying his pancake stack and having his first encounter with whipped cream.
|nom nom nom.|
after breakfast and singing happy birthday, we had nightingale music come and do a birthday, music celebration with all the children. there were bubbles, colored scarves, guitar songs, dancing, maracas, and more. amos and all his friends loved it. it was such a joy to watch. amos' favorite things in the world, currently, are balls (baseball, bouncy balls, etc.) and music.
|monkey kisses, bell magic, and neon scarves|
|going for a boat ride in the big drum with his bff abigail.|
drum circle and bubbles...
some more bubble action.
|a little maraca time.|
|baby diana with her yummy maraca.|
|look how gorgeous and graceful little anais is?!|
|little adeline with her adorable headband.|
|beautiful nini and tia jen.|
|isaac was our child elder answering all the questions during the music time.|
|javi. the coolest party attendee.|
|always beautiful cousin emery - 2 months old. above with her grandma christine.|
|grandma and linecia.|
|beautiful diana and her mom erika and dad tyler.|
|after his party at home, helping dad put together his new presents.|
thank You Lord for this reward. i love the gifts You've given me.