20 hours ago
On: Sunday, October 7, 2012
It's so funny how early kids start to plan their birthday parties. Ori decided months ago that he wanted to have a monster truck party . . . at the pumpkin patch. The two themes don't necessarily fit together, but it ended up being an awesome idea. Great thinking, Ori. You must be four, or something. ;)
We have a neat pumpkin patch north of town that offers FREE admission. Can't beat that. They also have a party room you can rent for a reasonable price. Can't beat that when it means I don't have to clean my house!
The kids had a blast on the slide while we waited for all the guests to arrive.
After everyone arrived, we gathered in the party room, sang "Happy Birthday" and ate.
I kept everything simple, as always. Ori really cared about the cake (probably because I make a lot of cakes and he loves to help), but not much else.
We served yummy donuts from a local shop, crackers, pretzels, cheese sticks, juice, and coffee.
The boy was spoiled. And felt very loved.
After that, the kids grabbed their party favor bags and headed out to explore the pumpkin patch where there was plenty to see and do, including:
a hay rack ride
tires to jump on.
animals to visit
And of course, pumpkins to pick.
It was a wonderful morning. September birthdays are the best.
After hearing her brother talk about his party for months, Calla started planning hers (its in December). She tells me several times a week that she wants "puppy party, Grammy's house, whole bunch blocks (aka Legos)". I think I better start planning that puppy party before we head to China, since it will be party time shortly after returning. I'm pretty sure jet-lagged, post-adoption me won't be the best party planner . . . but at least Katee will be home for our next family party!! Wahoo!!