I am not sure what happened to my photogenic child, he is totally pulling an Audrey in this picture (meaning he is posing like this on purpose).
I found this idea online to paint some boxes and have the kids race each other, the brown one is Mater, but you can't see his face in this picture. Phoenix and Ace are little buddies, and they have birthdays less than two weeks apart!
Nothing says high class like exposed insulation in the ceiling. I can only defend this by emphasizing the fact that we are RENTING, and this is an unfinished basement that we use as a bonus room. Any who, try to ignore that nasty yellow foam and check out the pinata made by yours truly! It turned out awesome, it was incredibly easy, basically free, and saved me $20! I decided to go the ribbon-pull route, something about a large group of small children swinging a bat around did not seem...safe. All of the kids took a ribbon and pulled at the same time. Then it rained candy. Awesome.
No one in our family really eats much cake, so I made lemon cupcakes (because Audrey and Travis WILL eat lemon) and I made some dirt for Phoenix.
Another shout out to one of my besties. Melissa is everything you want to be. Gorgeous, best cook, amazing style, totally fun personality, and oh yeah, she WASHED ALL OF MY DISHES during the party. If that isn't a true friend I don't know what is.
Two different families got Phoenix the same bubble gun, which turned out to be a VERY good thing. Phoenix, Skylar, and Azley took turns with the guns, and they had so much fun!
One of my friends (Kory ;-) ) could not figure out the significance of the #3 on Phoenix's back, in case you are having trouble figuring it out also, it is because he was turning 3. Don't you love the black and white check?
I did this for Audrey's birthday also, a picture from each of their birthdays, I really like looking at it.
Unfortunately the gift bag presentation was one of the casualties of the last minute rush, thankfully Audrey made some post-it Thank-you's to attach to each of the bags. Have I mentioned how proud I am of that little girl?
Phoenix literally fell asleep the second his head hit Audrey's pillow (we usually sing them a song in her bed before we move him to his room), if that's not a sign of a good party, I don't what is.