Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bryson's Birthday Party

Bryson is obsessed with the movie Toy Story and all of the characters so we decided to do a Toy Story themed birthday party this year. The original plan was to have it at Cahaba Lily Park here in Helena but with all the heavy rain and storms the day before, we decided to move it to our back up plan at my church. I had found a ton of cute idea's on Pinterest to use for his party but since I thought it was going to be at the park, I didn't do any of them (other than showing my sister in law a picture of the cake we wanted). Either way, it turned out fine. My church has a REC center across the street from the main church that has a gym, pool tables, racquetball court, and a small kitchen and eating area. There was enough room for everybody to play and enjoy the yummy food. I had the cutest idea for party favors, but also scrapped that idea when we decided to move the party to the church. I stole my sister in law, Martha's idea of giving balls as party favors so the kids would have something to play with in the gym, but also a treat to take home. (Martha did the same thing for Will's party last year since his party was also at their church gym.) The party started at 2 and everybody just kinda visited with each other while the kids played together. Anytime Bryson and Will get together is hilarious. They are so much fun to watch and they really are best friends. While the kids played, the adults nibbled on the snacks while we waited for everybody to arrive. Then we opened gifts, and of course Bryson isn't spoiled at all! He got so many nice things, and he loves them all! After gifts, we did cake. We went to Party City the day before to get the rest of the party supplies and we bought a #2 candle. It somehow magically disappeared. I was so upset! What kid doesn't get to blow out candles on his own birthday cake! Thankfully somebody had a lighter so we just improvised. We lit the lighter and sang Happy Birthday, then Bryson blew out the lighter. He didn't know the difference. Still to this day, I have no idea where that candle is. Robert's sister Amy made his awesome birthday cake. She made his cake last year too and they both turned out amazing. Here's last year's cake. We did a Backyardigan's pirate themed party.
And this was his smash cake. It was his favorite Backyardigan's character, Pablo.
And here's this year's cake.

Everything turned out great and we all had a great time. It's still so hard to believe that my sweet baby boy is now 2! Time goes by way too fast. We still get 1 more day to celebrate his birthday though. We bought him tickets to go see The Fresh Beat Band in April! I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees them live in person! Here are some more pictures from Bryson's special day.
 The whole set-up (Bryson was ready to dig into the cake!)

 He loved his balloons

 and of course all of his friends had to come join the party too!

 Ready to open presents!

 A minions movie from Aunt Lisa!

 Giant coloring books from Steven, Jessica, Coby and Jeffrey

 A new potty from Carl, Joanna, Hannah and Charlie

 He loved reading all of his cards

 More Toy Story toys from Dave, Brenda and Allison

 A spider man mask from Amy, Mark, Erin and Eli

 He was ready to open the big gift from Granna and Papa!

 A new slide!!!

 Time for cake! (Thanks for the lighter Jessica)

 He was ready to lick the icing off all the characters

Enjoying some cake and ice cream with Will and Coby.
He really did enjoy all of his gifts and all of his new clothes are so cute! He also loves all the books and coloring books he got. We have started a little mini art gallery of his paintings his room.

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