We've been in Oregon over Riggs' last two birthdays and for this one I was sure we weren't going to do anything. I figured this time he may want a party with his little buddies in Florida. Well, as the big day approached, it became very clear that Riggs would be happy as pie if he could celebrate his birthday with all his cousins, grandparents, and aunts and uncles every year. Thus, the day before, literally, we started throwing together a party. I hate to be cliche, but the kid is into super heros these days, so that's what we did. Maybe more of a "home-made" super hero theme, but super heros none the less.
Some good ol' window paint, some streamers and construction paper. Waalaa!
21 masks. Felt from Ilynn's craft room. Elastic from Ilynn's craft room. Cutting by Savannah.
21 capes. Fabric from Ilynn's craft room. Bias tape from Elna. Tracing, sewing, and cutting by Adge, Pammy, Savs, and Abs. All. Night. Long.
Cake from Albertson's. Cake toppers by Grandma Pammy.
You know when "they" "get it." Yeah, well, it was this birthday that "he" "got it." The presents, the cake, the presents, the games, the cake, the presents.
He (we) really are lucky. For the past 2 July's we've all been in Oregon, with a good chunk of other family members too. We don't get to celebrate many holidays or birthdays with family, so maybe that's why it always seems so good when we do! Riggs LOVES his family. They are his best friends. And I couldn't be happier with that. Here are all the super heros he got to celebrate with...I really wish we would have thought to take a picture of every one by themselves....ohhhh the coulda shoulda woulda....
This is a marvelous photo.
These were both such great pictures. Her just staring at Uncle Riley. Not many can pull that off.
And this photo. Oh, this photo. If I had to create a top 10 best photos of my lifetime, it's surely in the top of the top 10. I mean, it includes so much of our family and we're ALL wearing masks and capes. And posing. #awesomeness #lovemyfamily
Until birthday #4.