Pictures from Parker's skateboard party:
I had all the kids pose with this backdrop and we made skater posters to take home. (I printed out their pics real quick for them to use.)
The only picture of him with his cake.Showcasing his ABC scrapbook- this one is a basic one, no frills but it does show him from birth to five years old. I was channeling my friend Sarah by using cardboard for signs. I thought they looked kind of "tough" like a skateboard guy.
He played with his new Scooby house late into the night and every moment since his party. I think he likes it! Yes he is sitting on the counter, no I don't know how he got there.
OK, so most of my party pictures are lamer than ever. This was a hellacious party. No kidding. I had it planned to the tee. I was all set. AND then reality. Everyone was just coming and going, people coming late, people leaving early, mostly our family. And it just made it impossible to have a smooth, flowing party. I was so frustrated. I wanted to cry almost the whole time. I really was angry trying to accommodate everyone, introduce people, make sure everyone had food and drinks, when I really just wanted to make it fun for Parker. I think I did an ok job of not letting my feelings show but boy was I pissed. (My friend Kristin who was also having her birthday on the same day, was the only person I told my frustrations to, like she needed that on her birthday!) I usually anticipate chaos for parties but this one was the kicker. Oh well, I hope Parker doesn't remember the craziness, just the fun. **sigh**