Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Levi's 3rd Birthday Party (well, the first one)

I started writing some of these upcoming posts a while back, so they are "old news," but I thought I'd update and publish them anyway so you can see what we've been up to since I disappeared.

Since Shane had to leave again before Levi's birthday, we had his party a little bit early (on June 6th - his birthday is the 14th) so he could be there for it. His parents were also visiting for the day, so they were able to be there. We had a potluck dinner at a nearby park with a playground and shaded picnic tables overlooking a river. Unfortunately, there are lots of bugs around here with all this water, and even more unfortunately, Levi was going through a phase where he was absolutely terrified of bugs. He also didn't get a nap for whatever reason, and was generally not in a great mood. So, this picture about sums the party up:

He did play a little, eat a few cookies, and chase a few bubbles, but mostly he shrieked, wailed, cried, melted down, and generally freaked out about every single bug he saw. And there were a LOT of bugs. Great planning, on my part, huh?

Anyway, here are some more shots of his party:

His "Cars" cake, with Sally and Lightning McQueen. I made it myself, and it's a bit sloppy, but Levi loved it, and it was yummy. I got the cake mixes at Trader Joe's and they were delicious. I made homemade buttercream frosting, and then the road is crushed up knock-off Oreos.

Not the greatest shot, but proof that Shane's parents were there. And Shane's friend from work, Jay, who has since gotten out of the Navy and moved back home to Texas. :o(

Blowing out the candles

See, he smiled a few times.

But yeah, mostly this.

1 comment:

  1. i'm sorry he wasn't happy but i'm HAPPY to have found your blog!!!