Saturday, January 21, 2012

Party time!

 We fell down pretty hard on Eli and Caroline's birthdays, but they didn't care (or know enough to notice).   Being 4, Patrick sure knew it was party time, we we sure didn't miss Patrick's!  I had to work at noon today, so we needed to have the birthday party early in the morning, so I went with it and themed it "a PJ party for PJ."  Guests showed up in their pajamas and we had a pancake breakfast, where the kids got to decorate their breakfast with strawberries, bananas, grapes, and chocolate chips.

Alli made an awesome smiley face :)

Our neighbor friends, Chelsea (the big kid) and Andrew, had fun at the party with us!  We're so lucky to live next to such fun kids.

We played a few games, but mostly the kids were WAY too distracted by all the toys, so we gave up and let them play around until it was time for opening presents and eating cake. 

Yep, pancakes AND cake in one very early-morning party.  Kids who skimped on breakfast sure made up for it with this concoction!  Since Eli's birthday Patrick has been requesting an oddly layered birthday cake, from his own imagination: brownies, strawberries, cake, and chocolate frosting.  My big "win!" of the party was actually making this dream-cake, AND it actually looking good! Here it is, mostly consumed:


Elsha said...

Sounds like fun!

Kari and Jonathan said...

What a great idea to have an early party; get it out of the way and the kid(s) have all day long to play with their toys! Also, hyping everyone up with new toys and cake and then leaving for work was a GREAT idea on your part! Happy Birthday Patrick!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Patrick! 4 is just so big. Thanks for showing me your dinosaur at church today. You are such a totally awesome kid.

Eric and Amy said...

Great party idea! Happy birthday, Patrick. I can't believe you're 4 already!