Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Brady!

This past Saturday, we celebrated Brady's 2nd birthday - which was January 2nd, but we were a little preoccupied at the time to celebrate then! :)

The theme of the party was wild animals because Brady LOVES animals. He loves to identify the animal and then say the noise that it makes - it is so cute! Dawson decorated the place with streamers and balloons, and the kids had a great time. I read the book From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. It is such a cute book where you read what an animal does and then ask the kids if they can do it - so, there are a lot of actions to it. Other activities included havinge the kids make animal noises and then I printed out some coloring pages for them on cardstock - they had four pictures to choose from: a lion, giraffe (Brady LOVES giraffes), elephant and monkey. The kids LOVED the coloring pages! They had a great time doing that, and while they were coloring, the adults were able to get the food on the plates for lunch.

I could not have done this party without the help of Dawson, my mom - who made really cute animal cookies - they were the size of animal crackers - and my sister who made the awesome lion cake. My mom and my sister are SO talented and are so helpful too! Thank you guys so much for your help!

The party was great, the kids had fun, the food was yummy and dessert was great! Birthdays are so much fun to celebrate with my family. As adults, we get a yummy ice cream cake, and for the kids, we have fun throwing them a party - that has a theme. Some people might say we are crazy...but I say that we just love to do it!


TCC said...

You're Welcome!

You know I loved to bless you with the cake.

The boys loved the party too. Barber especially enjoyed the animal noises.

The Gang's All Here! said...

Too cute! Seems like all you ladies have some pretty special hospitality gifts going on there - what a blessing you must be to the people in your lives :) Hugs and kisses on that sweet new baby head :)

Livin' Life said...

You have such a blessed and amazing family. I love to see you guys hanging out and interacting together. I see that as how we will nurture our family into becoming.