Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Parker's Birthday Party

Yes, I am most certainly behind on blogging, again.  But for good reason this time (other than lack of just not wanting to take the time to do it).  Peter ended up with a horrible tooth infection that led to oral surgery last week and was pretty much out of commission for an entire week.  Thankfully, he has made a full recovery and we are all back to good health.

On to the was a beautiful January day!  Thankfully so as we had a lot of kids.  Parker wanted to invite all of the families that belong to our homeschooling group and they were all able to come!  As I said before, this was his first "real" birthday party, so he was pretty excited.

 Even when we host birthday parties, we tend to keep it pretty simple and "old school".  Some of the kids had never played musical chairs before and it turned out to be one of the highlights of the party.  I was expecting them to only want to play once or twice, but after three rounds, we convinced them to move on to something else.
 Since it was his special day, Parker got to decide the order of events and he chose gift opening.  Our group always comes up with such thoughtful gifts...he received modeling dough, yarn for finger knitting, jars of feathers and bottlecaps, books, a pan flute (from my parents!), a card game and a little matchbox car.  He couldn't have been happier!
 For his birthday cake, he requested a homemade ice cream cake made by Daddy.  He was very specific on the design...a falcons symbol (which is slightly ironic as he really doesn't even like football, but sometimes big brothers' influence is too great).  It was a vanilla and chocolate layered "cake" with hot fudge in the middle.  And not one bit was left :-)

My parents made the drive up for the day and as always, they brought their little mini schnauzer with them.  I thought this moment was too sweet to miss- all the little girls surrounding Bandit and giving him some love!  At one point my mom had to gently remind them to leave him alone as he was starting to feel a bit anxious.  I remember being the same way as a little girl and of course I now have one of my own <3

All in all, it was a great day, but I do believe this will be his last big party.  My boy is still a bit reserved and I think having all those kiddos over left him feeling a bit out of sorts.  Even though he is six (!) he really does play well with the younger crew and I love him so much for that!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I had no idea about poor Parker and his tooth!

    It was a wonderful day!