Saturday morning started bright and early with Ethan's tee-ball game. Since Mimi, Maw-Maw, Grandad, and Uncle CJ were in town for Caden's birthday party, Ethan had an entourage for his game. They all got a kick out of watching him play and he was excited that they were there.
The boys got a lift to the car after the game ;-)
Once we were back home, things kicked into high gear for party set-up. Our little transportation boy had a construction birthday party much like big brother's 2nd birthday. As usual, we had games set up in the backyard and the front set up for snacks.
The birthday boy in his dump truck shirt
First activity: Decorate your dump truck sugar cookie
Next: The boulder dig
After that: Safety Cone ring toss
Then: Sand bag toss into the dump truck
And last: Musical Trucks to the tune of Bob the Builder
Once games were finished, everyone went inside to get snacks then brought them out front to eat. So sad I forgot to get a picture of the food table :-(
Then it was time to sing to the birthday boy!
Make a wish! Then Mommy took the cake inside and everyone got a yellow or chocolate iced cupcake that had a construction vehicle on it just like on the little cake...forgot to get a picture of those, too :-(
Everyone went home with a personalized hard hat, a construction sticker, the vehicle from their cupcake, and a goody bag containing some construction bubbles and a small treat bag with edible truck tires and boulders AKA chocolate covered doughnuts and chocolate covered almonds & Hershey's Drops.
Once our friends had left, Ethan could NOT wait for Caden to open his birthday presents! In fact, they got started before Mommy was even in the room.
Thankfully, Grandad had been watching and came to the rescue. He was able to remember who gave what and which gift came out of what bag so that Mommy could write it down for Thank-you notes :-)
We were thrilled to be able to share Caden's birthday with so many loved ones and are extremely thankful for the family members that made the long drive to spend this special time with us!