Tuesday, June 03, 2008

The Big 5!

Our sweet little Aidan turned 5 on Sunday! Enjoy some pictures from his party out at Bethie's house. Despite the intermittent rain, a great time was had by all.

New race track! He had fun playing with it while we got ready for the party.

We rented a big inflatable slide. The kids had a blast. We had to unplug it a few times due to rain, but then we'd start it back up again when the rain stopped. We, um, tried really, really hard to abide by the long list of rules given to us by the rental company.

Aidan finishes off the pinata! Look at Lauren peeking her head through the window of the play structure.

Lauren found a Cars sticker! Mostly the kids threw the toys (punching balloons, glow sticks, squirter rings, etc.) off to the side and loaded up on the candy.
The kids each decorated their own lantern with foam stickers.

Aidan chose an ice cream cake with four kinds of chocolate!
Our friend Chase stays close to the cake while we get ready to sing to Aidan...
Chase and Lauren enjoyed their cake together. He is really sweet with her.
Our bestest friends Jessica, Hannah (5) and Sarah (2) from southern Oregon stayed after the party and had a sleepover, then stayed Monday to help me celebrate my birthday, too! We brought our bean bin out front and Sarah and Lauren checked it out together.
Jess just got a new minivan, which is Aidan's absolute favorite type of vehicle ever. He spent most of their visit playing in it or asking to play in it.
Here's a nice picture of our house that Jessica took. I got the flags for my birthday...they are fun and festive.


Ann said...

Happy Birthday Aidan. Looks like you all had a great time. Those inflatables look like so much fun.

Just Us said...

What a fun birthday party! That inflatable slide looks soo cool. By the way, I love the idea of decorating a paper latern..gotta keep that in my memory bank for a future party. Kristie

I-Chwen said...

Wow, a big 5 - happy birthday Aidan!!
The cake looked yummy! Lauren sitting in the same chair with her friend eating cake is just adorable!

Felice Luftschein said...

Thanks for the great party! It was really fun from the awesome bouncy thing to the multi chocolate cake. (Aidan has good taste in cake.)Henry loves his lantern he made and we have had some "lantern festivals this week."
Happy Birthday to you too Amy!

Rob & Karin said...

Happy birthday to you and Aidan! I have to applaud his choice of cake, and the slide looks like so much fun!

Sherry said...

Happy Belated Birthday(s)! That looks like a fun par-tay! I'm with Kristie...that lantern idea is great! When did you find time to come up with all those party ideas? LOL!

~Hope all is good with you guys!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy Be-lated Birthday to both of you! Looks like a fun weekend of celebrating. I love the flags in front of your house....very festive.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

And your front yard looks great...I remember when you guys put in all of the sod and landscaping.

Cari said...
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Cari said...

what an awesome party!!!! i'd pick the multi chocolate ice cream cake, in a heart beat, good choice Aidan!! Whats a bean bin?


Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Thanks, Cari! It's just a Rubbermaid tub full of dried beans that the kids dig around in with cups and spoons and stuff. Kind of like a sandbox for indoors.

Joe and Jane said...

What a fun party! Happy birthday Aidan!

And yes, I posted this response in our blog comments too, but you can certainly ask questions anytime you want! Glad the post was helpful!