Parker officially turned 5 today! We had his first ever friend-only party on the weekend and I think everyone had a good time! We told him he could invite 5 friends so we had 3 boys and 3 girls at the party. Luckily the weather was awesome so we were able to play in the back yard a bit! It's funny because we kept thinking we had to organize all these games and stuff for the kids to do, but all they really wanted was "free play", where they could just run around and do whatever! So they did that a lot. Here are some photos from his party:
Playing a follow-the-leader type game with bean bags.
Parker actually got one!
Playing with Lauren in the sand table.
Time for lunch! Hot dogs, pretzels, chips, fruit, and juice boxes. Mmmmm....
Sometimes (or all the time) Parker likes to lick the ketchup and mustard off his hot dog before he bites it.
Parker is very excited for his cake.
I think he really wanted to eat some icing.
It's hard to tell but it's a Lego Star Wars cake! Courtesy of the always awesome Cakes N' Crafts.
Deeeeeeeeeeeep breath in!
Some xylophone action.
Working with play-dough.
Checking out the train table.
Ignoring the train table to build train tracks on the floor instead.
Time for presents! Courtney wrote a nice message on the bag that said, "You are a nice friend Parker."
Some help ripping the strings!
Oooooooooo, a Star Wars watch!
Parker thought Russell's card was hilarious. It had a little window on the front so you could see a bit of Mickey Mouse's eyes. And when you opened it there was a gigantic Mickey Mouse head. Hilarious, right?
Lego firetruck! Awwww yeah!
Some crazy mini slinkies!
Which also double as binoculars in a pinch.
Opening his card from Hayden.
A Lego Star Wars sticker book!
Reading his card from Ava.
Hooray for birthday parties! Thankfully our house was still standing by the end!