Because Nathan is the fifth kid, he's really never had a real birthday party. Poor kid. His birthday alway seems to fall during a bad time. So this year I wanted to throw him a big old party. It wasn't really that big, but as many people as I could invite to keep it small enough so I could still enjoy his weekend and not spend all weekend cooking for his party. I'm not all that great of a birthday party mom. Their birthdays seem to creep up on me, and this particular party came about with an email to a few families about five days in advance. But I'm thankful most everyone was able to come and bless Nathan. He LOVED every minute of it.
Nathan wore his new Wolverine costume during the entire party. I didn't intend on this to happen but I sure wasn't going to tell him to change.
And these girls were so sweet to include Jopie and Nathan in their game. See that girl in the pink. Nathan says that she is his girlfriend ;) Watch out boys, Nathan punches wildly when he doesn't get what he wants.
Baby Violet is his favorite baby. She stole the show.
I made about 100 cupcakes and we ate chalupas.
I have to admit. The cupcake frosting was GOOD. The cake part is from a box so I thought I needed to make up for that by making good frosting.
Note to self: I should have cleared the counter behind Nathan because it bugs me seeing that big tupperware container and red cup. But oh well. His cute smile makes up for it!
I love all these friends in my kitchen! It filled up my people-loving soul for at least a week.
And I love that he thoroughly enjoyed his party.
And I so appreciate that Riley, in the midst of her very busy junior year, makes the time to come to Nathan's party.
And Sallie, who has known me since I was born, now blesses my children by being their Aunt Sallie.
I'm grateful that he had such a special day! And especially thankful that I get to be his mom!
Excuse the gummy sharks, but they were part of his birthday present and he REALLY wanted them in the picture, and I just couldn't say no :)