Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Ethan's Birthday Party
We celebrated Ethan's 2nd Birthday this past weekend. The theme was Diego and of course lots of balloons. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it. Smokey John’s prepared the brisket, Ma made her famous beans and rice, Chris prepared mashed potatoes and Grandma Vickie and Aunt Faye made the Diego cupcakes and cake. We had around 24 boys and girls show up. We had a house full that's for sure. Of course, the majority of them were family (cousins). Abby and her family only stayed for a little while. Abby and Charlie jumped in the bounce house and off they went to prepare for the Florida trip. Among other guests that attended were Michelle and her family, the Garcia’s, the Gonzalez’s and Estrada’s and the Hudspeth’s. Eddie and Ethan jumped in the jump house, Grandma Vickie and Hector let him blow bubbles, Aunt Faye, Nena and Eppie held him when he wanted. I saw Ethan getting lots of love from all the guests. We had two games the calling for a Monkey, Lion or Elephant and scavenger hunt of animals. He loved doing the monkey, lion and elephant calling. It was hilarious because no matter who's turn it was he was first to respond. Malarie won the scavenger hunt so she won the first Diego cupcake. Grandma Vickie did face painting, which by the way the children LOVED. Next was the cake, he managed to blow-out his own candle and loved getting all the attention. When he opened his gifts he would start by saying “Wow…” to every single gift. He is so cute! Once he finished opening gifts we had the balloon drop. He was scared at first but after a while he wanted to get down from his high chair to play with all the balloons. Towards the end of the party, we had all the kids grab a handful of balloons; we walked out to the front yard and release them. The kids loved watching the balloons fly up in the sky. I personally loved it, reminded me of the UP movie. The party was a great success thanks to every one that joined us in the celebration of our angel’s birthday!
Posted by Ethan and Family at 3:00 PM