Well...we can FINALLY relax because the Party is over. My sister in law said to me the other day, "Isn't nice having this party at the beginning of the Summer because then your yard and everything is ready for the rest of the year." I guess I never really looked at it like that, but she is totally right. We now have the landscaping done...all the party supplies you could ever need. And basically, a little peace of mind!! YAY.
The party was a huge hit. It was a tough time of day (for Ella) having the party start at 1pm. Her nap time is usually around 2ish...sometimes closer to 2 and sometimes closer to 3pm, depending on the day. But, she pushed through the day with NO nap...and only a few minor whining episodes. Overall, I was QUITE impressed that we made it that far!!
So here are some AWESOME pics of our incredibly fun day.
Here is Aunt Maggie testing out a sno cone. We rented a sno cone machine for the day which was a HUGE hit!!!
Here is little Meade and Gracie testing one out as well...
We had some games! We did a treasure hunt where the kids dug in the sandbox for goodies. I got this idea from Erin, however they did a "dinosaur dig" but same concept :)
Marta taking my sis, Adie, and hubby's friend Danny around for a ride...
Tyler roaming the yard. The birthday boy was ALL smiles ALL day :)
My best friends in the WhOLE world...my sisters (Marta, Adie, myself and Maggie)
Anyone with children MUST invest in one of these swimvest that my sister got baby Meade. It really is the BEST swimming aide ever. I think she said she got it at Walmart!!! Heavenly!!!!!
PRESENT time...Two kids...LOTS of presents. We may have to add on to our house for room for all the AWESOME toys the kids got!!
Tyler's Cake (We used the image from Dimpleprints to go with our theme)
Singing to the kids and blowing out the candles :) Got a little teary eyed...not gonna lie!
Little Meade taking a big boy bite of a snack. Was stalking his pirate swimming attire...visor, swimshirt and trunks...DYING at the cuteness...
The girls hanging out on the bounce house :)
Ella rocking her cape that Aunt Marta made so she can REALLY climb the ladder fast :)
Sophie's turn on the slide!
One of my favorite pictures of the night...Ella and Daddy with their fresh cotton candy.
Nothing like a night cap of cotton candy before bed time :) ha ha ha! And please note the STELLAR towel behind the girls...it says "Ella and Tyler's Birthday Celebration 2010. Those are the favors we gave our guests!!! SO MUCH FUN