Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Big Birthday Bash

Not only did Preston finally make it to 5 but he he survived the long wait until the party. I think it's safe to say it was a huge success, all the kids had a blast and looked exhausted when it was over.

It was similar to Maren's in that they had an hour to play on all the equipment like bounce houses, in floor tramps, balance beams and foam pits.

They have an instructor from Classic Gym who keeps on eye on the kids and helps them with the equipment which is nice because then I can just watch and take pictures! Once they are done playing we have time for cake and presents.

Preston blew out another set of candles and received some great gifts from his friends!

It was lots of fun for all but I'm glad to be out of the back-to back birthdays for another year!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Evening Birthday Festivities

Normally we just do a small family dinner and cake but Preston wanted to share with all his friends that he is finally 5! He is the last in our little group of friends and has been waiting patiently to hit the milestone!

We baked his cake yesterday afternoon and made a bunch of pizza dough. We had dough for deep dishes and for regular thin crusts. We even made a white sauce to do white pizza's and it was yummy.

The kids played, everyone ate and it was a fun night for him. Next installment of Preston's birthday comes with his friend party on Saturday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Preston

What better way to catch up then with another birthday! Happy 5th Birthday Preston!

His festivities started with a card and money from Grandma. He used his money and bought Pixos (an art item), a pack of gum and some new markers. Here's the pixo cat he made.

Then Nana's gift came and it was perfect. He had debated between pixos and a remote control car and Nana came through with the car and some crazy night goggles (which look best on GR).

Then this morning day of the big day he got an electronic map of the US from Grandpa which he loves (although it seems a bit hard but he enjoys playing it anyway). He loved the Magnatiles we got him and has built several things, not so into the magna truck but we will see if that changes when he has friends to build trucks with.

Preston picked homemade waffles for breakfast and homemade pizza for his birthday dinner. I'm going to get starting on his cake (vanilla with vanilla frosting and lots of sprinkles) and hope it turns out better than Maren's. I also have to get busy on the pizza dough.

His party is Saturday with 8 of his friends at the same gymnastics place Maren had hers. Stay tuned for pictures from tonight and this weekend.

I can't believe my handsome boy is 5!

And of course the 3 yr old who thinks she is 5 and also thinks its her birthday!