We had such a fun birthday party for the twins on Saturday.
(Ok, some people still managed to be grumpy for some of it, of course.)
last year. But seriously, it was a freakishly cold day - the coldest in over a month, and when the first guest pulled up to the park at 9:30 - it started raining. And rained for two hours - until we pulled out of the park to leave. Just my luck. Thank goodness I had decided to do it at the only park with a fully covered pavilion that I even know of, so we toughed out the cold and partied on.
The twins wanted a Diego party so I did my best on an attempted jungle cake and set up an animal rescue mission for the kids to go on (not exactly how I'd planned with the weather but we improvised). We had to find and rescue baby bunny who was stuck in a tree, which involved following the map, figuring out directions, getting the bunny out of the tree and doctoring up his wounds, and figuring out which animal tracks to follow to get him back to his mommy. Since no Diego adventure would be complete without it, we had tools (magnifying glasses, compass rings, whistles, etc.) to help us rescue the bunny in everyone's Rescue Packs:
Then throw on some Diego music and a bubble machine and who knew kids could be entertained for so long? Guess that's the beauty of a rainy day.
(Although some people are entertained by lesser means.)
And there's only one real way to eat your birthday cake, of course.
Anyway, I can't believe we have so many great friends that braved the rain and 50 degree weather to have our party with us - it made it memorable at least!
Enjoying their presents:
Phew. Thank heavens the twos are over. That was a rough year.
*And no one tell them their birthday is really on the 24th, as far as they know it's over and done (before this baby comes along! :)