I don't know why some moms feel like they have to go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes time to celebrate their child's birthday. That's what I've always told myself. I've always thrown parties for my kids, but they've never been big, elaborate extravaganzas. And the cakes...I have known moms who spend hours and hours slaving over creating a cake masterpiece for their child. Not me. That's what I've always said. Well, not anymore. I am no one of those moms.
I was up until 2
in the morning decorating Lukas' cake, and then I wasn't even entirely
satisfied with it. I have broken every birthday party rule this year
with Lukas, and I am certain that I am going to live to regret this as I
will now have to live up to this over-the-top celebration year after
year. Well, maybe not, but I'm sure that both kids will want me to!
afternoon, we had a Cars Road Rally in our church parking lot to
celebrate Lukas' 6th birthday. It was so much fun. I painted faces
when the kids arrived (I'm not so great at this, but since the oldest
child was 7, I didn't get any complaints). Eric set up a simple
obstacle course, and we had all the kids bring their bikes so that they
could ride through the course. They loved it. Even the littlest ones
took a shot. We timed all of them and gave out prizes to the three
fastest riders. It was so much fun. We had planned to do some relay
races as well, but they had so much fun with the obstacle course, that
we decided to nix the relays.
spoiled, of course, with many gifts. He loved each and every one of
them. He loved having so many of his friends and family there. I was
so glad that so many people could come! We had 18 kids altogether; the
youngest was 13 months and the oldest was 7.
I will post
pictures when I have the opportunity to do so. I hope that it will be
soon. Check back in a day or so, and you'll probably have a smilebox
link to check out!