Raylan will actually turn 3 on Friday, the 20th, but we had a party for him this weekend to celebrate. We invited some of his friends from his class at school (Sam, Genevieve, Dorothy, and Lowry) as well as some other kids that he knows because we're friends with the parents (Truett and Logan). We even had a baby Cecilia sighting!
Raylan jumped out of bed and was already asking if the party could start and if people were on their way at about 6:45 a.m.
Amy made some cupcakes (which were very good), and we got fruit and bagels and quiche from Central Market. Mom and Dad came over, and Mom brought some cookies and I think some crackers and cheese. We had juice and water for the kids and mimosas and coffee for the adults.
As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that we did okay with the food.
We got a few plated and decorations that were themed from the Cars movies (Raylan doesn't actually seem to care about the movies all that much, but he loves the Cars movies and story books).
The weather was a little cool and breezy, but it was sunny and the kids didn't seem to mind.
They seemed to have a lot of fun and enjoy each other's company. They played on Raylan's playscape, played in the sandbox, and played with Raylan's cars and trucks.
|Dad helps Raylan figure out tee ball with a set provided by Uncle Ryan|
and Aunt Jamie
|Cesar and Dorothy climb a tree|
|cupcakes and Goldfish crackers|
|attacking da cupcake|
|Cars-themed birthday madness|
|Raylan and the hostess with the mostest|
|Raylan has a firm understanding of birthday parties at this point|
|Lowry springs into action|
|if you kids don't wanna use these swings...|
So we felt like the party was a big success. We had a lot of fun, and it seems like the kids did, too. Even the parents seemed to enjoy themselves (the food, coffee, and mimosas helped).
|Genevieve, Sam, and Raylan, practicing some kicking on the hammock|
Raylan definitely had a lot fun and really enjoyed having his friends over. He said goodbye to each of them as they left.
What else from the weekend? I went with Ryan to go meet up with an old friend that Ryan knows from his college days, Jim Dedman. We went to the Celis Brewey and had a few beers in their tasting room. It was a fun time. It was good to catch up with Jim while he was in town and to meet some of his other friends.
We also took a walk to Central Market on Sunday. Raylan rode his bike and helped pick out fruit once we got to the store.
We also went to Doc's. Raylan got nachos, I got a chicken sandwich, and Amy got a salad. Raylan got to play on the playground and run around in the field back behind the place.
When we went shopping at Central Market, Raylan asked if he could get another cupcake. I folded.
He picked one out that was literally named "birthday cupcake". It had a candle on top.
When you're three, the road goes on forever, and the party never ends...
|More birthday! More birthday!|
And that was our weekend. It was really nice. It went by way too fast.