Around 1 everyone started showing up. We invited most of M's family, my mom, grandma and our friends whose son is Booger's age. We had quite a few people packed into our little house. M had also invited his parents!!! I was shocked! When we called to invite them, his mom didn't seem one ounce excited that we were including them. She actually sounded like we were asking them to reinvent the wheel. Geeze people. Anyways. They came and basically didn't talk to us once and left early. Oh well, we tried.
Everyone else seemed to enjoy themselves. Our family friends and M's uncle even stayed after the party long enough to have dinner with us.
|The birthday boy and his new outfit|
|Even Pretty Girl got a new dress for the day (she wouldn't sit still for the picture)|
|Mommy and her birthday boy|
Booger was quite spoiled. We asked for outdoor toys for him, and that is what he got. We are now the proud owners of multiple baseballs, footballs, a soccer ball, t-ball set, volleyball, and plastic golf club set. I think we are set on outdoor toys for awhile. :)
It really was a great day. Everyone (except M's parents) got along and I think enjoyed themselves. Booger was exhausted by the end of the day, but I think he was pretty happy with his birthday.
To me birthdays are important. It isn't so much about the presents, but that you are celebrating that person. M isn't so fond of birthdays and doesn't see the need for all of the fuss, but birthdays have always been HUGE in my family and I want to continue that with our kids. It's important for them to realize they are special and important and for one day, everything is about them. :)