But, Nana, Pop-pop, Uncle Matt and Aunt Kelly were in town, so we had a great party anyway. After driving to three different stores for Thomas the Train related decorations, I was having a Thomas party whether we had guests or not. Jack was thrilled with the little sign I got that said Happy Birthday and had Thomas on it. But he was even more thrilled when the balloons arrived...the balloons that were almost forgotten.
At around 9am, I said out loud that we couldn't forget the balloons. I'm pretty sure no one was listening though, or maybe I mumbled, as I have a tendency to do so. Either way, it was more of a reminder to myself to remind someone else to get them at noon. At 2:30pm, I was reading Jack stories and we came to the "B" page in his alphabet book. Luckily there was a Big Blue Balloon on that page which jolted me to action. Pat had gone out to the store so I frantically called him and asked him to run and get the balloons. As for what happened in the parking lot when one Thomas balloon floated away...Pat tells it best. But I believe it involved a few grown adults chasing the balloon through a parking lot.
Jack's face when a dozen balloons came in the door was priceless. He then spent about an hour playing with them...moving them around, handing them to different people - just part of a typical day for the "balloon man."
After our guests arrived we had a great time eating and Jack, Warner and Casey had a great time running around the backyard, building houses in the sandbox, splashing in the pool and eating cake. And this time the birthday boy enjoyed his cake!
Fire-Seared Antipasto Platter, 7 Layer Taco Dip, Watermelon & Feta Salad and Fruit Tray
Some serious sandbox play
Strawberry cake from a box, homemade buttercream frosting, edible picture of Thomas purchased on ebay