Hurricane Irene ruined my little buddy's party last weekend. We decided to still have the party, but a weekend later. Grandma scrambled to change her plans and so did John's aunt and uncle. A lot of our greatest friends came but we did have a lot of families that happened to all be going to Annapolis for a football game (three families!) so lots of little people weren't there.
BUT, we had a fan-freaking-tastic time!
|Grandma (Aunt Cathie is behind the brick wall) helping out with decorations.|
|(Minus the plastic wrap I've had since we lived in Monterey) This is where the|
knights and princesses decorated swords, shields, princess crowns and wands.
|The food, all covered because a swarm of flies descended on the back deck.|
|Of course, Turner loved all of his decor.|
|Kids had fun in the dirt pit!|
|Even dads enjoyed shield decorating.|
|Getting ready to hunt for the black dragon that had stolen the King's gold!|
|Our friend, Josh spotted a clue!|
|The kids had to find four clues that finally led to...|
|THE BLACK DRAGON!!!|
|The dragon had to be slayed!|
|Grabbing candy from the pinata.|
|Blurry, but we're (almost) all looking!|
|The castle cake that was only supposed to be the size of a smallish square plate...|
I can never leave well enough alone!
|Turner checking out the scene. There was the cake, cake push pops from Twisted|
Sisters Cupcakes, M&Ms, dipped pretzel sticks, Twizzlers and cookies from Sweet
|Happy Birthday my little man!|
|Enjoying his push pop.|
|Eli throughly enjoyed himself! So did Deacon!|
We had such a blast because family and friends (that are like family!) changed their plans to come and celebrate Turner's birthday with us! I was so worried there would be just the five of us that I was sad for Turner (and his first real party!). Everyone proved me wrong and it was a party for the books!