Today was party day!! The countdown was over, anticipation was at its max, they have been waiting for this day for at least a month. We went to church this morning and rushed home to start decorating. Thankfully my sister and brother-in-law came by early to help decorate. Nikki was a lifesaver too. She locked herself in a room and wrapped presents while I finished setting up the cake stuff. Seriously, we would have been in trouble if we hadn't had help. Thank you!!!
My Aunt Jody and I made the cake balls. They were lions, tigers, frogs, butterflies, and flowers. They were a HUGE hit!! Thanks Jody for all the hard work you put in to help with those!
Once people started to arrive things got busy!! We sang happy birthday and after cake and ice cream the kids scattered outside. The Lord decided to give us a birthday present too! Warmer Sunny Weather!! You can't ask for anything better when you have as many people as we had in our house. The doors were open and everyone could meander about.
We quickly transitioned to the presents. I felt bad rushing through them, but people weren't supposed to bring gifts. We had so many we had to keep it moving to get through them all. We love all of our friends and family. They spoil the kids rotten!!Sydney was so excited for the princess dress up stuff she got. The girl so so animated!! Landon is more subdued. He wanted to open the cards and look at everything. Peyton was thrilled to get a cape, pirate hat and sword from Grandma Shannon and Papaw Tony. He has wanted one since before Christmas. He didn't take it off the entire night.
Jenna had to put everything on that she opened. She had her cape, hat, and ball glove on!
My fingers are raw from ripping boxes and twisting wires to get things out. It was an awesome day! Oh yeah, they also got a trampoline from Grandma Esther, Papaw Bob, Aunt Mel & Uncle Shawn. See what I mean about being spoiled!!! We got the girls each a barbie, and the boys a remote control car. We also got them each a ball mitt, T, bat, and balls. They can't wait to get outside and start practicing!!
What a great Day!! The only thing that could have made it better was if Papaw Bob could have been here to Celebrate with us!! He is a huge part of the kids lives and they missed him. Next year we will make sure to plan the party on a Saturday. To everyone who came and celebrated this great day with us, Thank You!!! We love you all!!
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