Before we start this photo blog, let me just express my frustration with Blogger. When I upload pics, they always end up at the TOP of the blog, in the order they were uploaded, and THEY WILL NOT MOVE. I can not click and drag them to another location within the blog. I can not upload a pic in any other place other than the very top of my blog. It's annoying and I want it to stop.
So here are some *very* random pics from Isaac's party this afternoon. In NO particular order. Argh.
Selah enjoying a cupcake she herself got to decorate - I'm really glad I let the kids decorate their own cupcakes, it worked out well~
I used very basic, primary colors. Easy on the budget, easy to match up with other stuff, looks good~
He got some great gifts - all of them were fun! Some water guns, a RC motorcyle and car, a Wii game, a bubble-maker, some racing gloves ('cause he's *that* good on his big-boy bike *wink*), a Cars sweatshirt, hmmm....
And you know what else? Somewhere he picked up really good manners. I can't really take credit for this, at least it doesn't seem like I taught it to him. Yet he was reading the cards first, saying thank you to the correct person at the appropriate time - he even accidently ripped the paper on one gift, before he had read the card, and bless his soul - he tried *so* hard NOT to look at the gift until AFTER he had read the card. *big sigh* He's getting so big~
We used two bounce houses borrowed from our church - again, a perk of having a Children's Pastor as your father. The little kids loved this too~
Daddy fixed Isaac up with a new tree swing in the morning before the party - that went over well too~
I made up a bunch (and I mean a BUNCH) of cupcakes before the party. I just arranged them as a "7" on the cookie sheet - unfrosted - and then passed out the undecorated cakes to each kid. They had fun~
All in all it was a great party! I didn't get good pics of the kids playing Wii games, nor of them having a water gun fight amidst the sprinkler (it *was* hot out today), nor trying out the RC car and bubble maker. I also missed the men working the grill - we all enjoyed some hotdogs/brats and tons of chips, dip, salad, apples & cheese (and lots of pop!). I also somehow didn't get good pics of Grammy or Uncle Kenni & Miss Crystal - sorry guys :(
It was a great party - but I felt Isaac's friends had to leave too quickly. This being my first child party (that I ran), I wasn't sure how long to tell the parents it would last. Some of the families chose to stay, while some parents dropped off their children. In the future, I would tell the parents to give the kids a good 3-4 hours to play, rather than the 2-2 1/2 that they stayed today. They just didn't get enough time to PLAY and just be kids. I didn't really "plan" all that much, but just the basic playing outside time, Wii time, eating time, cupcake time, opening presents time......well, all that time added up quicker than I thought it would.
Ok, my feet hurt, I need to give myself a quick mini-pedicure before church tomorrow (I've been running around barefoot today and I'm paying for it now).
Later my friends~