Saturday, February 7, 2009

Yee Haw!!

Today was a very special day for my sweet little Gavin. It's his 3rd birthday party. He choose a cowboy theme with a Diego cake! Go figure! We started the party off with the kids drawing their own "Wanted" signs. We hung them up in the "Sheriff's Office". We did that until the majority of the children arrived. Next was drawing the vest that Scott cut out for me. They turned out real cute. Again, the children seemed to enjoy having a little scribble time. We stayed inside for the next activity. We have this cute little shooting range came set up with a "Shooting Gallery" sign right by it. Each child had a turn and we posted their scores on the sign. Next, we went outside where we had a bail of hay and we took pictures of each child with the Birthday boy. Inside the bail of hay I pushed in a ton of change for the next activity. Each child had a small bag to collect their change in. We cut the ties and let them have at it. The totally destroyed the bail of hay. That was a lot of fun, but very dusty and stinky. The kids enjoyed it. Next, we had a Boot pinata full of candy. Each child took a turn starting with the Birthday boy all the way to Will. A few pieces came out when he hit it. We asked if any of the parents wanted a turn.....none of them wanted to. So I took the small stick and gave it a few good swings. The boot flew open and candy pored out. You know you have too much candy when the kids are done collecting it in the their bags and there is still candy on the floor!

While we were doing that activity the hot dogs were cooking. So we ate a little meal. Hot dogs, chips, Capri sun's/water, and beans. After the kids we're done eating I bought out the cute Diego cup cake cake. We sang to Gavin and he blew out his candle. Gavin opened all his gifts after and then the kids just played around until their parents came to pick them up. It was an easy and very fun party.
HAPPY Birthday GAVIN!!!


Mamathom and Papathom said...

Sounds like soooo much fun. Thanks for sharing. Gavin is a little doll and WE LOVE HIM. HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY, GAVIN.

Hansonpatch said...

He is so cute! Happy Birthday Gavin! Cute ideas Lori, especially the hay full of change, at three they are so excited about change! Way to go mom!