Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Par-tay

Here are some pics of Dr. D's "Lego Party".  Pretty much the only thing "lego" was the cake, and his gifts.  He got his legos!  Yay!!  Every boy should have legos, in my opinion.
The food:
We had completos, which means hot dogs with everything.  Bacon wrapped stadium brats, with ranch beans, sour cream, salsa, onions, mustard, ketchup-the works!!  Some chips, fruit and veggies rounded it out.

Blowing out the candles turned out to be tougher than we expected.  :)  It took several tries, but he finally resorted to blowing them out one by one and that did the trick.

We had expected all the local cousins to come, but Aunt L's family came down with chicken pox, and Aunt T came but had to leave after 10 min because she realized she had left her purse in the shopping cart at Michael's.  (luckily, a VERY nice lady found it and she got it back the next day in-tact).  We did get the keep cousin J, though, and since Aunt T had to leave we just kept him all night.  hehe  So that worked out well for us.  We also had a wonderful surprise guest, a new cousin who just moved to town that is Dr. D's age!!  He was able to come and they got to meet each other and play.  He gave Dr. D Zou Zou pets for his bday, and he has LOVED those things!  So fun.  It was a great time for all.
I have found that keeping parties rather low-key just works out the best.  The kids can feel the tension when we try to have "perfect parties", and though they are fun to look forward to and prepare for, they can often be a let-down when they have such high expectations.  We have found that good food, family and a few friends is best for us.  When mama ain't stressed, ain't nobody stressed, and that's a good thing!  :)

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