Saturday, October 22, 2011

Eli's Birthday Party

Today was the first party I ever hosted.  We've had a few last minute gatherings, but this was complete with invitations, decorations, activities, and dinner. And now that I think about it, all guests were from different times in our life. Brian's parents came from Oregon, my mom from Idaho, my old roommate with her kids, Brian's coworker's kids, one from martial arts, a friend from the mom's club I was in, and of course Curt from the condos.  All the kids made friends and seemed to have fun.

Puffy goldfish swimming overhead.

Brian's mom did great work with the limited decorating supplies
I gave her.  Besides wanting fish swimming on his cake, he wanted
maraschino cherries. inside. Yuck. At least I found some with no
artificial colors or sweeteners.

Funny dinner conversation

 Then we had a relay race, it was a hit!  There were obstacles to cross: monkey bars, a balance beam...

Whack a baseball...

a wheel barrow ride...

tape to run through at the finish line...

and medals.

Then came pinata time. Everyone got a turn and it broke with the last kid.

Eli too busy with his sucker
to blow out his candle.

Brian set up the rabbit in the yard during
all the excitement, then it was discovered.

The birthday boy had tons of fun. 


Kim said...

I'm impressed with the birthday party you hosted for Eli! Great job. Did you make the pinata? Can't believe Eli is already 5. Seems like it was just yesterday that I held him in my arms at the hospital. He sure looks grown up in the pics.

Esther said...

It was a great party! Excellent work with capturing the moment!

Grandma Corrales said...

It was so wonderful to be there for Eli's birthday this year! He is getting so grown up! We already miss you all very much.
Love you all,
Grandpa and Grandma