Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Carter's Owl Birthday Party Extravaganza

I really wanted to have Carter's birthday party at Rimgate Park. It's his favorite place to play and I thought it would be perfect. The weather was supposed to be sunny and 70... but a huge storm decided to blow through the weekend, and turned our sunny and 70s day into a blustery, freezing, windy, rainy nightmare. So after being extremely annoyed and disappointed, the only solution was to move the party indoors (so thank you to my in-laws for being so flexible and giving up their house for the day!) For our "owl themed" party, we had owl cupcakes, an owl pinata, special owl treat bags, owl coloring pages, and a Pin the Beak on the Owl game. (Special thanks to Aimee and Torrey who spent all night helping cut, glue, stamp, decorate, and patiently twist Oreo cookies in half!)

It was a tight squeeze fitting everyone inside but it turned out to be so much fun. Carter really enjoyed all the attention and loved having a house full of kids. I didn't manage to get pictures of everything but here are a few of the guests that I managed to capture:

Carter was not too impressed with his birthday cake. I think he was annoyed that I made him sit in his high chair and refused to eat a bite!

After all the festivities, Carter needed a nap!

After Carter's nap, the kids helped him open his presents--a very overwhelming activity! I couldn't believe how many presents he got! It was like Christmas morning x 10!

Thanks to everyone for coming to Carter's party. It sure was a fun day!

I can't believe that my tiny little boy is a year old! He can sit up, roll over, pull himself to standing, walk (while holding onto furniture or someone's hand). We had to move his crib down to the bottom when I found him standing up in the middle of it! Carter loves to climb anything (including people!) I am so thankful for every second that I spend with this little boy. His personality is developing more each day and I am beginning to think that he is going to be a bit of a handful--and yet I am eagerly looking forward to the mischief!


Eve said...

If we could have been there we would have, it looks so much fun! Happy birthday Carter. xx

sara said...

Christy, you look so pretty in that photo in which you're feeding Carter. Glad to see he had such a fun owly birthday! And happy Thanksgiving. I hope I get to see you guys one of these days. :)

Cousin Sara

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