Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Turn Out the Lights, The Party's Over

When you're birthday is August 24, your party options are somewhat limited to one of two things: 1. Something indoors or 2. Something with water.

For the third year running, we had a big water party for Aidan's birthday, inviting all of his friends over to play in the yard and celebrate his birthday. We usually have his party the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, but because Brandon and I will be in China over Labor Day, we thought it best to reschedule the party. Frankly, I just don't trust the kids to throw a suitable party.

And honestly, I didn't have anything else I needed to be doing mere days before leaving for China for 2 and a half weeks. The calender was wide open.

My Aidan got to pick the menu for the party, which included crucial elements such as four types of Cheetos, Sour Patch Kids, and strawberries.

And a cake with a tank on it. I love my Aidan, so so much. He is like no one else.

I somehow managed to rent the biggest water slide in Houston for the party, a slide that took up my entire backyard, from the back fence almost to the house. And needless to say, it was a hit.

The kids played on the slide until the slide-guys came and took it away later that evening.
Aidan LOVED all the presents he got, and I was reminded how fortunate we are to have friends who love us and who know my boy perfectly. There were nerf guns, several lego sets, Hot Wheels, remote control cars, sidewalk chalk, and a green gerbil who apparently is "like a zhu-zhu pet but manlier", according to one of his friends.

The kids played on the slide until the slide-guys came to take it away later that evening,

Aidan blew out all the candles on his cake with a tank with just a few tries, while his cousin Joel and all of his friends from church looked on.
Happy birthday, Aidan Cooper! I think 5 is going to be a great year for you.

And now I better start packing, since we leave for China TOMORROW MORNING!


Janna, Brennan, Lyndlee and Gavin said...

praying for you guys as you head to China to get your precious baby girl! can't wait to read all about it and see the precious pictures! tears of joy just thinking about it! safe travels and happy packing! much love!