Sunday, January 23, 2011


Our Stephen? Yeah, he's a party animal. We really didn't know how much he really understood about having a birthday party, especially since he'd never had one before, but we'd been talking it up since it's originally scheduled day in December, so it evidently sunk in. He was beyond excited all afternoon waiting for his fun.

Here is the birthday cake I made him, complete with robots.
The really exciting part of Stephen's party was our fun on the Tumble Bus! It came to our house for about an hour, and the kids got to swing, slide, jump, and crawl through tunnels to their hearts' content. After a disastrous outing to Gymboree last fall, this seemed like a good solution for a winter birthday party - the Tumble Bus had visited at Church School a few times last spring and summer, and Stephen had really enjoyed it, so we thought it would be good.

Stephen had a few minutes to himself on the bus while we were waiting on his friends, and we discovered that Stephen likes to hang. He first attempted this position - hanging like a possum. The woman in the picture is Michelle, and she owns the Tumble Bus. She was super nice!
He also like to hang on and have Daddy help him swing...
This little boy is Miles, and he is in Stephen's preschool class. He was just so adorable, jumping on the trampoline and clapping, while smiling at his dad...
Yes, more playing on the bar. Miles was the only one of Stephen's classmates to attend, but he brought along his brother and sister, and it actually worked out nicely to only have 4 rowdy kids in our house anyways!

ZIP LINE!! This was fun! Michelle asked me after a while if I thought the kids might like it, and I said I thought they might... I completely underestimated HOW much Stephen and Mason (Miles' brother) would love it! I think they spent a good 15-20 minutes taking turns on the zip line, and Mason even got brave enough to go on his own, and backwards!
Stephen had some help blowing out the candles, but I don't know what he wished for...
I think, all in all, Stephen is a fan of birthday parties. It was a lot of fun!