Sunday, June 28, 2009

birthday party fun!

Although Jack's birthday was a few weeks ago, we finally had his party yesterday.

He wanted a baseball theme and invited a few friends from school.

Even though it was hot, we had a nice breeze and everyone had a great time.

We had corndogs and crackerjacks for lunch and baseball cupcakes as well.
Here's Jack blowing out the candles...

...and Melody thoroughly enjoying her cupcake.

Jack has received a John Deere toy every year and this year was no exception. (Thanks, Cade!)He also got a lot of fun books, a puzzles and many games we've enjoyed playing all weekend!

They got a good baseball game going.
Jack created a baseball player out of a traced version of himself and they had a fun game of trying to throw the baseball into the glove.

This is Jack's friend, Brad. He's going to be a professional ball player when he grows up. I'm not kidding. The kid is g.o.o.d. Check out that form!
They got to make their own pennants.

And after all that baseball fun, they went off to find acorns and rolly-polys.

Here was the family picture we took.

Which was a little bit different from last year at this time!

Happy Birthday, Jack! As he told me today, "Being 5 is fun!"

13 comments:

Bren said...

Happy Birthday Jack - looks like a really fun party! Love Melody's pigtails!!!

Erin said...

Wow what a fun birthday! Baseball theme seems like a blast! I don't know why but melody looks so big eating that cupcake!!

I hope he had an amazing birthday!

Lauren said...

Love the baseball cupcakes! (I am a little sad there was no john deere cake though. It is like the end of an era!)

I will be sharing Libby's birthday drama tomorrow! You won't want to miss it!

steph said...

What a great birthday, looks like such fun and a total big boy 5 year old party. Love the games and crafts too. I miss you guys and can't wait for Jackson!

Ehrenfelds said...

What an awesome party!!!

Josiah's party is in two weeks...he can't wait :)

Your cupcakes looked amazing!

Krystyn said...

So glad it was such a success.

lisaschaos said...

Looks like a great party! I bet you had one happy party boy!

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

What a fun birthday!......I bet it is fun being 5 with a cool party like that........
And TigerBoy loves that John Deere dump truck.......he's got a whole collection of those Ertl trucks! In fact, I've got a new one ready to pack in the carry on bag for the plane.............

Kelli @ RTSM said...

It looks like he had a really great birthday! I love the baseball cupcakes...too cute! And the pendants were a great idea for a party favor!!

Dee said...

Looks like a good time!! Great pictures!

Carrie said...

WHat a great party! I love all the games and the cupcakes...what great ideas! Being 5 is fun! Happy Birthday!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a great birthday party! Baseball is a wonderful theme and I love all of the little touches you made for it. I bet he and his friends had so much fun!!

heidi said...

Fun!!! Happy Birthday Jack!