This weekend we made up for all the past birthdays we let pass by without much fanfare. In the past we've had small family gatherings, but no major parties. We've also been known to 'forget' to buy gifts for our own children's birthdays which is easy to do with Aunts and Grandmas who spoil them rotten. But with Elliott turning 5 this year (or 1.25 depending on your calculations), he had a pretty good idea of what birthdays are supposed to include....cupcakes, balloons, gifts of course!
And oh yeah....4 of his favorite friends who were dropped off for a few hours of fun.
With lots of energy to burn, we headed outside for a giant lightsaber fight. The pictures tell who won.
Boy was it muddy! (and other things too...but that was cleaned off with toothbrushes)
And very exciting, thoughtful presents that delighted Elliott.
Delicious StarWars cupcakes...decorated with a greeting card from his grandma that happened to arrive the day I was trying to figure out an easy way to decorate the cupcakes according to the requested StarWars theme.
And the big event of the night was watching StarWars...lots of smiles and snuggles.
Followed a little pre-bedtime coloring.
Definitely birthday success.