The day of the party arrived, all of the planning and creating and decorating was done, it was time to make sure my baby boy had a blast! And have a blast he did!
Here he is sitting behind his favorite decoration…the cake. I’ll never forget his reaction when he first saw it. Makes this momma’s heart happy.
While everyone stuffed their faces with snake sandwiches, chips, potato salad, baked beans, and bug juice with worms, my son kept asking, “Can we open presents yet?…Can we open presents yet?” I informed him that his parties have followed the same schedule since his very first: food, cake and ice cream, then presents. He doesn’t seem to like this routine any longer. Maybe we’ll reverse the process next year.
Finally, it was time for cake and ice cream. After snapping entirely too many pictures in front of the cake, we finally lit the candles (all 8 of them…boo hoo!), and sang “Happy Birthday” to my sweet little boy. He made a wish and blew out the candles. Then, proceeded to pick a lizard off his cake and lick the icing from it. Still, he is waiting not too patiently to open those presents! Eat the cake faster already!
“Happy Birthday to you…”
Make a wish!
And the licking of the reptile.
Now, after such a long and painful wait, it was time to open the presents. Oh, how very excited my little boy was to rip open all the packages!
First, sissy got to give him the present she chose and carefully wrapped for him…one of her very own lizards…how giving my children can be.
Next up, a lovely poster from his cousin. She always gets him great stuff.
Money…always a nice present! And a growing tongue! Thanks Wilma!
A fake knife, a pack of turtles, and a dinosaur tooth from the aunt and uncle…very cool!
I can’t believe he actually took time to read his cards!
Hobbit Legos and a stuffed Raccoon puppet from granny. He has wanted a raccoon for a long time, and he loved this one. It looks so real!
Grandmommy and Papaw got him a pop-up habitat, a boat to build, and an adorable stuffed “Pack Rat” puppet.
From mommy and daddy, in a reptile cargo crate, he found tons of stuffed reptiles. He got a Chameleon, a Leopard Frog, a Gecko, a Burmese Python, a Coral Snake, and an Alligator…and a scoop net to catch more reptiles with…preferably not of the snake variety!
Also, he got a Deluxe Safari Fort Kit. This was a wonderful idea I found on Pinterest. It had a sheet set, clothespins, suction cups with hooks, and string placed inside a pillow case and tied up with a label. Hours of fort making on the cheap! Best present ever! I can’t even walk through my son’s room now because the whole place is one giant fort. I’d say he liked this present.
I think he had a very, very “Happy Birthday”. I love to see that smile!
Now, onto planning for my little girl who turns 7 next month (boo hoo-ing some more!). They really need to slow down with this growing up stuff!