Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Austin's birthday celebration

We have decided to do every other year for a birthday party and on the off year the kids can invite 2 friends to do something fun.  This year Austin decided to have a campout with his friends.  He invited 2 friends and one of the friends was a twin so we wanted to include the other twin too so he ended up with 3 friends.  They came over Friday afternoon and stayed till Saturday morning.  We grilled out, roasted smores, and played in the backyard a lot.  They were so sweet to Miller and included him in everything.
Sweet Maggie wanted to be a part of everything too.
Our cousins sent awesome light sabers so each kid received one to play with and they were a huge hit.
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David and I gave each boy a new flashlight and Uncle Toph gave each boy (plus Maggie) a glow in the dark necklace.

David created a safe place for a small fire and it was perfect for roasting marshmallows.
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As you can tell, Maggie had marshmallow everywhere.
Everyone got in the tent to get ready for bed and then remembered that they needed to brush teeth, go potty, etc.  By the time everyone came in we heard numerous kids say they would rather sleep inside so all the adults (so thankful my mom, my mother in law and Uncle Toph were there to help that night) brought the tent and everything inside to the playroom.  We then tucked them in and had to stay on them to actually go to sleep.  They finally did after a lot of encouragement.  This is how they looked when I checked in before I went to sleep.
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Sweet David slept on the couch in the playroom all night just in case anyone was scared.  He heard Austin and 1 of the boys at 2:30 up talking about legos so had to remind them that it was the middle of the night.
The next morning we made homemade waffles and played some more before everyone was picked up.
Overall it was a fun night.  I think Austin and the other boys enjoyed themselves which is what we wanted but David and I were exhausted!  I don't think we will do another sleep over until he is a little older.  We paid for it by him being over tired the rest of the weekend, especially Sunday night.

1 comment:

rhea scott said...

Interesting blog and pictures about Kids Birthday Party. Thanks for sharing this post :)