I baked the cakes. My friend Karen decorated them, and I put the plastic characters on at the end. I LOVE how this cake turned out!
Eli got spoiled by our family and friends....lots of presents. A late August birthday sure does help a parent with the "back to school" shopping budget! He's set!
The Family Portrait:
We had a Safari Treasure Hunt for the kids:
De Zanem = Welcome!
Kids On Safari: (You can hardly see the big giraffe!)
The first clue: Find the Lions
There they are! - and there's the first treasure box! Lion = Gigne
...and we hunted Elephants = Wobugo
...and Giraffes (of course!) Giraffe - LaLaKum
Here is Eli and his friend Wyatt, who also has CP:
...and we hunted for Monkeys on safari! Monkey = Gywaga
(each animal display had a small treasure box)
...and finally Zebras (didn't get the translation for this)....
and the BIG TREASURE CHEST WAS FOUND!
Of course no party is complete without Lou Lou begging for a belly rub....
....and the dogs getting into the garbage after everyone leaves! Ugh!
It was a wonderful party. I may have to do another post later this week, since we only got about 140 pictures! Thank goodness my friend Glenda took on the duty of photographer for the day!
Unfortunately, that means I'm in waaaaay too many pictures! Not used to that! I kinda like being behind the camera, you know? I'm so thankful, though. The party was over before I knew it...and I didn't even get to see much of it! With all Glenda's photo taking, I was able to see what really happened!
My handsome little "Bug". Completely addicted to Despicable Me! Finally gave up listening to Elmo (hooray!) and now listens to his movie! Very opinionated about his music. (He comes by that honestly - my husband and I are both music lovers.) He's my: Bronco-riding, Chain-Loving, Pom-Pom shaking, Best-Shopping-Buddy-Ever, and makes me laugh every day!!
Amy - Wife, Mom, Blogger
8 years into this journey, and I'm amazed at the things that have happened in my life because of Eli. He is an inspiration to so many, and his smile can make anyone feel better, immediately. I never imagined that my son would be so awesome. I am blessed!