Monday, July 11, 2011

5.7.11--Bubba's 4th birthday Party!!!

Since the weather forecast was iffy (it turned out to be a cold, windy day!), we were able to reserve a room at church to celebrate inside instead of at the park like we had planned. Malachi decided on a robot party, and I sure had fun planning and decorating!! Google, Photoshop, and CopyMax were my best friends this year!! :)

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Robot cupcakes!
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Matching table decorations.
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Since we made the decision to have the party at church at the last minute, I had to quickly come up with some games to play. I gathered up some different size containers around the house and made a bean bag and the kids tried to throw the bean bag in one of the containers to get a sucker. I thought this up the night before and was sure the kids would think it was totally lame, but they were so into it! Doesn't take much to make kiddos happy!
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Malachi LOVED the suckers! :)
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After the bean bag game, we played red light, green light. Malachi loves playing this game at Cubbies, and I thought we could make the kids walk like robots on green light to make it go with the party theme. It was hard to get a picture of them walking silly, but they laughed and laughed when they were doing it!
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Malachi's best friend, N, gave him a garbage truck and snow plow! We had a really hard time getting him to open anything else after these! :)
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N and Malachi playing with the trucks.
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He was so good about letting others help him open and look at presents this year. These two buddies had so much fun together!
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GaGa and Boppa gave him a new book about giant tractors and dump trucks.
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New Word World books...yay!!!
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GaGa found a robot pencil sharpener! When you open it's chest plate, there is a place to put the pencil and as you turn the pencil, you wind it up...
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...and it walks! So clever and a favorite craft time item! (She found it at the Goodwill Outlet of all places! GaGa is really good at finding fun things for basically nothing there!)
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Sapphira got him a Mac truck from Cars that he has been so desperately wanting! So very exciting! :)
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He loved being sung to this year! (Last year he got mad and started yelling and covering his ears when we sang because we made him stop playing :) Crazy boy!)
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Did it all on his own!
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GaGa, Boppa, Grandma, Papa, and Momma and Daddy all chipped in to get him a new big boy bike! I wasn't able to get any good pictures of him discovering it (we hid it in a closet!) since he was so excited and jumping and moving all around. Once the excitement wore off and he started playing with his other toys, Sapphira got a turn!
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Playing garbage trucks and snow plows with GaGa.
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They must have been deep in thought ;)
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Goodness...I love that smile!
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Party aftermath! :)

We all had so much fun! Malachi really seemed to enjoy the company of all his family and friends and of course his presents, too! :) I know that I get really stressed out in the few days before the kids' parties, but I really enjoy the actual party and watching them have so much fun.

Goodness, Malachi! How can you be 4 already?? It seems like just yesterday that we brought our sweet baby boy home from the hospital! You are such a sweet and thoughtful boy and we couldn't have asked the Lord for a better boy for our family. We can't wait to see what great things this next year has in store for us! We love you so much Bubba!!!

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