Having a party for him brings out all his charming qualities. He was thankful, not demanding, non-expectant, and full of joy. After opening his gifts I told him to say he loved them, and he confused about the object of his affections (or maybe not so!). He looked at his friend Ryan and said, "Ryan.... I love you SO much." To which Ryan obviously replied, "I know." Kids are so great!
We had an Indian Themed party. We spent the first half making costumes and the second half competing in Indian Games that Daddy invented (Bow and Arrow, Toma-Hawk Throw, and Javelin Throw). They competed for tootsie rolls. That was motivation enough!
|Making paper bag vest. The making was great.... the wearing was a bit tedious.|
|Capturing the art of the expensive face painter. We were very disappointed that she didn't come as a clown.|
|Everyone pitched in at a station. This is the head dress station.|
|Listening to instructions for out games.|
|Bow and Arrow contest|
|The target - plastic cups on a wooden stand.|
Then obviously we headed inside for some cake!
|Our Indian scene.|
|I love the joy on their faces when their name is added in the Birthday Song!|
|Then the next day we had a family celebration|
|Setting of the watch|
|I wasn't prepared for assembly to start so early or take so long!|
|My husband informed the children in a very fatherly tone.... that playmobils was the one place it was okay to follow directions.|
Little boys are so much fun!