We celebrated Sam's birthday today.
More than a month ago he decided on a Lego Helicopter birthday. A Lego Helicopter Birthday. And it was mom's job to make that happen of course.
The invitation went out and the planning begun. Except Sam called the invitations "tickets" and expected everyone to bring and present the ticket to get into the party. Well of course right. We have never thrown a kid birthday at our house If our kids (who are all still very young) have had friends involved it has been because we invited them to come somewhere. This year, we are doing the real at home all out kind of birthday. What fun! Sam and Kate both helped in the prep work and the decorating we started two days before.
Yesterday in excitment over his big day I found Sam in the living room, looking at this decoration we made chanting "S.A.M... S.A.M" over and over again.
Sam reminded me that last year his room was decorated when he woke up. He asked if his room could have balloons in it and if Dad would come in and say "It is your birthday Sam!" to wake him up. Sam woke up early though, discovered the decor and couldn't go back to sleep he was too excited for the day.
Here is Sam this morning laying on the rug. He is so anxious and excited for his birthday I think he might explode. He is dreaming of his presents. He has been talking about a big helicopter he saw at the store a week or so ago. Don't worry, it came- and tonight- when he was suppose to be trying to sleep he came out and asked me "who gave me that talking helicopter?" When I reminded him it was from Dad and I he told me it was his favorite toy.
Sam helped me make the cake yesterday. But the LEGO helicopter was added as a surprise after he went to bed. The bottom is lego candy which Kate and I found when she helped me get things for his birthday. You could actually build with them.
Gift bags for our guests. We invited 7 kids, but from only four families- It ended up being the perfect amount of kids.
We had kind of an all day party. We celebrated at lunch as a family. Grandma and Grandpa Anderson dropped by with a balloon and present and Sam got to open his gifts from us as well. We let him blow out candles and eat his big cake. We made these cupcakes for the kid party.
Happy Lego Helicopter Birthday to my Sweetheart!