Monday, April 30, 2012


Dear Lord!  Where has the time gone!! 
Yes - the boys turned SIX yesterday!
We had a wonderful birthday WEEKEND!

One of the bad things about having a birthday on the 29th of the month...
It hit April - and the boys KNEW that it was their birthday month...
Boy - was that a LONG month!
Luckily, the construction paper chain link helped us count it down.

Excitement really started brewing around Wednesday or Thursday last week, as the chain got shorter and shorter.
Friday afternoon, we kicked off their birthday weekend with a school carnival -
so nice of them to coordinate with our big day....
all of their classmates, gathered in one location, playing games, eating popcorn and cotton candy, winning cakes at the cake walk (we played twice, won each time - joy!).
Bidding on items at the silent auction - unbeknownst to either Gary or I, Logan was walking around and signing his name to a few baskets.  Lucky for us, he only won one!  And not too bad, he bid on a $98 picnic basket filled with all sorts of goodies - and it only set us back about $25! lol

Saturday, we stayed indoors, cuddled on the couch with Tinkerbell and rested for our baseball game.
Which was played in. the. rain. boo!
Later, we had a pre-party with of course, presents!
 Austin decorated his own paper for Logan..and Daddy helped.  But over on the right, you can see Austin's picture of our trampoline/basketball hoop combo!

Logan got Austin a toy version of The Claw!  Austin ALWAYS wants to sink money into the real Claw games anywhere he sees them...though he has never won a single item.
Happy to report, while the mini-game version is challenging, prizes have been won!

Sunday -
The BIG day!
Church, fun! fun! and more fun!
And then the PART-TAY.

Once again, we had offered separate parties to the boys, but they ended up combining.
Theme: Ninja Training Course!

Adding school friends into the mix, we had about 25 kids.
We begged, bribed and pleaded with Nonnie to have it at her house!
The main reason, I wanted to avoid combining 25 kids and the trampoline in my backyard!
Also, Nonnie has an amazing carport (that my brother built).
And was the perfect location for the PART-TAY!
Nonnie loves us.  And her boys.
So, she said YES!

Hold for pictures!

 After Logan got done breaking his board, Austin hugged him and said, "Logan - are you happy?  This is your DREAM (breaking boards) come true!!

 Part of the Ninja training course, walking across a beam and smacking the big balloons with a battle ax.

 Not part of the "supervised" course.  Logan and his fried, Ryan - sword fighting on the beam!
 Sort of what 25 kids playing Sword-mitten look like!
 Getting ready to load up their chopsticks and carry marshmellows for points!

 What two crazies who don't want their picture taken look like.
Um, yeah - that WAS a huge pinata!
Note the really big, nice bounce house in the background!
Friends just happened to own one, and those awesome friends just happened to bring it to the party for us!  Boo-yah! = Fun!

 What 25 kids picking up candy look like.
What Ninja cakes look like!
No, I did not make them. But I made the phone my lovely neighbor..who did make them!
And they tasted EVEN better than they looked!
 Happy Birthday, Austin!

 Happy Birthday, Logan - please don't catch your Ninja headgear on fire!

 The back of their cool shirts I made!

 Austin and his bestest girl, sharing a moment!

All-in-all - a great party!


Bobbi said...

Our babies are just growing too fast!! :(

Looks like the best party on the block for sure!!! you and your family are amazing!!

Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend!!

Kjbikakis said...

Happy 6th birthday boys!!! It looks like you had an AMAZING day!!
Love and birthday wishes from Nebraska!~~
-Kirstie Bikakis

Anne said...

Happy Birthday to Austin and Logan! Looks like a fun party.

Mama - You deserve a prize or a bottle of wine after all that work and all those kids :)

Greta Jo said...

Happy Birthday Logan and Austin. I hope you had a nice day. Your birthday party sure looked fun.
Your Friend

Laurie said...

What an amazing party! You win the prize for best party theme, tshirts, cake etc! :)