Sunday, May 18, 2008

We Had A P-A-R-T-Y!!!

For the kids birthday parties we had a BYOB party! A Bring Your Own Bicycle - what were YOU thinking?? Gosh, they are only turning 5 and 6! This was Molly's invitation, and Michael's was the same, except in blue and orange.

The forecast was crummy. Rain. Luckily, it cleared up around 11 to start setting up, and from 1-3 it was not exactly sunny and beautiful, but the skies didn't open up on us. Many prayers were answered that afternoon!

We let the kids invite their friends from school and some family friends, and it was FUN! Here are some scenes, although some may be blurry. (A photograper I am NOT.)

We rode bikes,

and had birthday cake!

Molly thinks "They are all singing to ME?!!"

Michael just wants the singing over so he can dig into the cake and Creamery ice cream!!

This was the "parking lot" during the cake and ice cream part!

The kids had a ton of fun. I don't know what was more popular- Bandit or decorating the bikes! He finally had to go take a nap from being worn out with all of the kids.

One of the moms, Robyn (Parker and Ava's mom) dropped the kids off for the 2 hours. In that 2 hours, she managed to get TWO (2) speeding tickets!! I told her next time to give ME the $216, and I'll let her stay for the party! Her husband took it surprisingly well, although I have the feeling that for the rest of her life, everything will be cost relative to the tickets. Example: "Well, we could have that floor in the new house tiled, but it would cost us 5 tickets..." Her husband, Stan, was Chris's fraternity brother here at PSU. He cracks me up.

So, the house is picked up, the party is over, and we survived with a ton of help from our next door neighbor, Rebecca. We seriously owe her. Seriously. I think everyone should have a neighbor who loves kids and is naturally a sweet person and a great helper who just pitches in. Kids parties would go so much smoother!!

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Shana-Lynn said...

Happy Birthday to your kids!

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Lara, the Neurotic Att'y said...

Happy birthday, Mikey and Molly!!! Looks like you all had a great time, and what a great idea -- BYOBikes! You are so stinkin' clever it makes me sick! (And now you have me wanting to go out to buy a bike!)

Jonathan's Mommy said...

Love the invitations and the cake! What a clever idea--BYOB!

Mom said...

Hey Susie and Chris!
Sorry we couldn't be there for the birthday party. They are growing up so quickly! Bandit too. Looks like they all had fun.


Megan said...

Those are some cute cards. Happy Birthday, Kids!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Mikey and Molly!!!
You are a clever mom ..
Mikey and Molly have wonderful mom.
Looks like they had great time.
Invitation card....I like it!

liz said...

Happy Birthday, Kiddos! We wish we could have joined you :)

Janice said...

I love it! BYO "Bikes", that's so clever! Looks like a lot of fun!

Happy Birthday Mikey and Molly!

Megan said...

What a great idea for a party!! I love the invitations and the cake!

I was just getting caught Cuh-YOOT is your puppy?!!

Wendy said...

Very cute. They are getting so big! Aren't you the creative one!

Vixbil said...

Happy Birthday and what a fantastic party idea I love it

Major Mom said...

What a fun party idea -- if only Jacob would actually RIDE his bike! The hills here are discouraging to him.

I'm going to sound like "mother of the year" here, but I'm looking forward to Jake being the new kid in town this September, and we can have a smaller birthday party for him. We'll have a nice backyard to do it, too!

Happy Belated Birthday to Mikey and Molly!

Jodi said...

What a great birthday party idea! I'm filing it away!

Happy birthday to Mikey and Molly!

Laura said...

I wish we had neighbors like yours!! Instead, we're having to call the cops on the stupid people across the street. BLURG.