I just realized I never posted about Jack's birthday. Wow, I suck.
I had originally invited about 15 people (family only) and most everyone showed up. I am glad not everyone came because the house was packed.
Jack's party was Sesame Street themed. I wanted to get away from so much dinosaur stuff (aka Mommy is tired of dinosaurs at the moment). I had ordered a Sesame Street cake from a bakery. Now before you get all self-righteous about a store bought cake, I usually make homemade. However, I wasn't sure just how many people would be there, so store bought was easier. I plan on making from scratch in the future.
Here is my mother-in-law's living room all decorated:
I went with simple decorations as I am not crafty. And yes that is nuclear red punch. What's it to you? And a yard sale highchair. Neener neener.
We kept the party fairly short. Cake and ice cream and then presents. Since Jack is on a 2 hour schedule for the most part, it was better this way.
Jack got his very own slice of cake (after we sang to him of course). It was a lot of fun watching him devour it. Here is what he looked like in the middle of sugar-rush land.
Isn't this hat awesome? He sure thought so too as evidenced by the look on his face.
My kid is cute right?
Jack got a haul of presents. It was really embarrassing actually. That was a big reason that I didn't want to invite more people. I didn't want it to seem like I was begging for gifts. And I didn't want to overwhelm my in-laws who graciously hosted the party.
Jack got four riding toys. FOUR! A dinosaur, a cool vintage bumper car, a dumptruck with a very loud siren (do dumptrucks normally even HAVE sirens?!) and a wagon that holds blocks that he can ride on also. Spoiled.Rotten.Kid. This is on top of all his other presents as well.
All in all, it was a good day.
When I was a kid, we had cake and ice cream at home with our favorite dinner and presents. It was very simple and quiet. That is exactly what I want to do for future birthdays.
So there is my wrap-up birthday post. Better late than never!