We finally found a weekend to have Mason's birthday party! We celebrated on his birthday as a family, but we knew he needed to have a backyard bash with his friends! Between school and our friends, we had a nice crowd of "little guys"!
This is our friend Wes, who also happens to be at the Center. They were in the same class for a short time, and Wes was sad to stay, so Mason would always pat him and say "No cry, Wes"
These did not really match the invite and cake, but they were too cute to pass up! These hats and the giant bubble wands were our party favors.
Bubbles are a huge hit with this crowd, even the older guys (Braden, Zack and Will) we had a bubble machine and the bubble wands going!
We have literally worn our kiddie pools out! This will be the last summer for this poor pool! It's time for a new one. I love that big brother Zack is showing Dylan how to have fun in the pool!
Dinner! Blake did an excellent job of smoking chickens and we had dogs for the kiddos. This bench on our deck has served as the perfect table for the kids!
The yellow tractors are actually candy, and they were on the cupcakes, too! Thanks Sweet Designs Cakery for making us an eggless cake!
We tried something different with the gifts this year! I first heard of it on an freelance invitation I designed, a gift exchange. We tried to get Braden to do it but he wasn't on board. For Mason's party each guest brought a $5 gift, then each kid got to pick from the pile, so they all got something!
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