We decided to start a party tradition with our little family last year. We'll do friend parties every other year. This year... it was just family parties. Grandma and Grandpa, Grandma Jones, Uncle Casey and Aunt Heather and Uncle Brian. A perfect little party group. The only thing that could make it better is if our Houston cousins could join us!
Lawson had requested a frog party this year. He was very specific... everyone needed to wear green or gray (because apparently he and Ezzie saw 2 gray frogs one day when they were walking home from 1/2 day kindergarten. And they weren't dead, because they threw rocks at them and they moved.)
He also wanted everyone to wear frog hats. Thank you, Jody for helping me figure out how to make them! They were adorable! (and all but 2 grown ups made and wore them. How did I not get a picture?!)
Someone is really, really happy to have her Grandma back from Houston...
Grandma Jones just got back from a fun trip to Germany with her friend. She brought us all back special gifts. Look how cool Lawson's is... he adores his bear aviator hat! (He's sleeping in it right now... because his head turns freezing cold at night.)
So many fun gifts, but this one from Mommy and Daddy was his favorite...
It's quite a bit bigger than the one he's used to, so Grandma and Grandpa got him a new helmet, just in case. (Do you have your kids wear helmets all the time? Honestly... we're bad about it. They haven't had helmets that fit for awhile. We need to do better about having them wear them.)
It didn't take this little guy long to get the hang of it, though...
Uncle Brian is such a good sport. Look at him proudly wearing his frog hat! Can you guess the two adults that didn't wear them?!
Gretchie toddled all around the driveway and Grandma managed to keep her from getting run over.
Perfect cupcakes for this little guy's frog party...
And his favorite green ice cream... (lime sherbet)
Before bed that night, Lawson listed off all his favorite parts of the evening:
* with Uncle Brian: playing video games on his phone
* with Aunt Heather: sitting next to her at supper
* with Grandma Jones: when she gave him his bear hat
* with Grandpa: making frog hats
* with Grandma: sitting on her lap
* with Mommy and Daddy: when we gave him his bike
* with Uncle Casey: "when he finally talked to me"
Sorry, Casey... that last one was just too funny. :)