Remembering back 7 years ago....Joseph's due date was on the 15th, which was a little too close to Amanda's birthday (the 16th) for my comfort. Amanda's b-day day is always a rough day for me, so it was a tender mercy that he came 5 days late -- and now I have a few days to breath again before celebrating my healthy happy Joseph's birthday.
SEVEN words that would describe Joseph would be....peacemaker, happy, decisive, smart, loving, consistent, and calm.
He decided he wanted a Curious George/Monkey party this year with a few friends. We held it after school on Friday and the weather was GORGEOUS, so everything was done outside....sweetness!
These are the yummy cupcakes he took to school to share with his class.
Let the party start...most the monkey's are now ready to monkey around!
One of the activities was to paint some monkey's.
When then got bored with that, they started painting a banana used during a previous game.
Pin the birthday hat on the monkey...
The cute Curious George monkey....Joseph loved this mask.
Instead of birthday cake, Joseph wanted banana boats. Everyone had a banana, we sliced them open - still in the peel...and put in chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and marshmallows...and then wrapped them loosely in foil. While they were in the oven getting gooey, Joseph opened presents. Before we ate them, we topped them with ice cream, whipped cream, and sprinkles.
I had to have something to put the candles on for him to blow out - so I bought a few small cupcakes. They worked perfect.
The opening of gifts...he received some great stuff and was thrilled with everything he received -- although he doesn't show excitement very easily. His grammie sent him a gift card to Wal-Mart. When I asked him what he was going to buy with it he said, "Cereal. There are so many kinds of cereal I want to try!" Poor deprived kid.
We sure do love you, Joseph!