Welcome 2 our Zoo!
lots of balloons and cupcakes, stuffed animals hanging around- the house was festive if nothing else!
we had tons of cupcakes- so many that my cupcake tree couldn't hold them all! So I turned to pinterest for some ideas... some cardboard from the bakery, scrapbooking paper, cans and ribbon- viola! Cupcake tower!
I'm glad I made such a big one- we needed the room!
We had lions...
And Ah-ahs (monkeys)...
and Jo-Jos (giraffes) for Kennedy
... and i think the elephants were by far the cutest!
I spent over 10 hours on these lovely cupcakes- we baked 4 different kinds and had 4 different animals... so if I ever decide to quit teaching to open a bakery somewhere, will someone kindly remind me of the animal cupcakes? I don't think people would be able to afford my creations! :) But there were rave reviews and everyone said they were delicious- and even more importantly the kids absolutely loved them. So time very well spent!
We were so happy that so many people were able to celebrate with us- luckily it was a very nice day outside, so a lot of people enjoyed the weather in the backyard.
the Short cousins- Kennedy and Amelia
having fun in the playroom with our friends
Momma and the birthday girl
our friends Emily and Jen
Jean Marie and Paige
Uncle Steve, Aunt Theresa, and Jacob
cousins Adalyn and Amanda
we finally got to dig into our presents- it was hard to wait!
Graham loved his new Cardinals jacket- he had to stop opening presents just to put it on!
in fact he loved his jacket so much, he cried when we made him take it off so he wouldn't get cupcake on it!
but Kennedy had no problem digging into her cupcake!
lovin' the giraffe!
... but don't worry- Graham finally got to eat his cupcake :)
our friends Angela and Sophia and Aunt Becca singing Happy Birthday
Angie and Rachel waiting for some cupcakes
we had time to play outside with some of our new toys- we got a really cool pirate ship pool from Uncle Chris, Aunt Megan, Grandma Kim and Grandpa Don. We can't wait for this summer so we can go swimming!
And we got an awesome new wagon from Grandma Diane, Grandpa Glenn, Great-Grandma Aubuchon, Aunt Becca, Uncle Chris, Uncle Steve, and Aunt Theresa
we love it! we got to take turns getting wagon rides in the backyard with our friends
everyone had a blast playing with our new slide, too!
Graham was pretending to shoot water out of the cannon on the pirate ship :) I just LOVE watching their imaginations grow by leaps and bounds!
and last but not least, we got this great picture of cousins Abby and Graham that Uncle Chris sent us. Aren't they cute?!?!