Saturday, February 26, 2011


Yes, Gavin's birthday is in October.
And yes, it is now February.
I blame it on the's been uncooperative lately.
We are slowly catching up around here. Stay tuned for more.


Gavin is now our big grown-up four year old and getting bigger every day. He'd never had an actual birthday party with friends before (usually just immediate family) so this year we invited lots of little friends and threw a big party at the park. It was simple, fun, and I think the kids all had a great time. Oh yeah, and it was really, really hot that day.
Like around 100 degrees!

We had pizza, fruit, veggies, caramel apples, and of course cupcakes! Yum!

I tried out some pumpkin cupcakes with brown sugar cream cheese frosting for the adults and they were awesome! I will definitely be making these again.

Pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey was a must for his first birthday party with friends. Four year olds love this game! Gavin actually did pretty well and almost pinned the tail on the donkey, but someone else beat him......

A two year old little girl (who was there with her big brother) pinned her tail smack dab on the target without any help...even blindfolded! Gavin was a close third I think, but not quite close enough.

The kids decorated their own party hats as they arrived and some of them really got into it. Others, like Gavin, spent most of the time just playing at the playground.

We were lucky to have so many of our wonderful friends from all over come to his party.
Like my good friend Sierra and her two boys Asher and...

Tennyson, sporting our goofy glasses.

Kanan, our old neighbor from Topanga.

And the lovely Natalie and Kimberly, who we know from work.

And of course lots of our new preschool friends came for the event.
Some of their moms here just hanging out.

All-in-all I'd say it was a successful birthday for a very special four year old. I hope we have one just like it every year!

1 comment:

Sierra Parke said...

That was such a fun party. Parties at the park are the best. I love the picture of Tennyson with the glasses on--hilarious!!!!! Looking forward to seeing you again VERY in next week! Another Happy Birthday shout-out to Gavin too (you can never have enough of those!)