william let me know a long time ago that he wanted a birthday party in his backyard this year. we have a rather large backyard, so i thought it was a great idea. we rented inflatable jumpy things and already have way too many toys back there for everyone to play with. so it was the perfect venue.
but a problem arose. i woke up at 6am on party day to the sound of a steady rain outside. i immediately got to the computer for a quick look at the radar and found a huge green blob that covered the entire state! of course, it's been a desert here this summer, and it hasn't rained a drop since april...but it decides to be rainy on this one day!! no big deal. with the help of some friends and our super sweet church secretary, we got the venue changed just in time. all of the kids showed up at our church with a riding toy, jumped in the jumpy things and ate cake for a sugar burst! it worked out perfectly!
even with several friends' help, it took a little extra to get all those candles blown out!
i didn't even come close to getting pictures of all of the kids at the party, but here are a few of them showing off their skills!
wes borrowing somebody's rocket
william and his new ride
upside down mont
charlie being cute
precious jack with his spikey hair
william going down feet first
PS - we missed you, knox! but, we are so glad that your tonsils are finally out. hope you get to feeling better soon!!