Skip to main content

Finn's 5th Birthday Party

Okay, I know it seems like we have celebrated Finn's birthday for the past two weeks (and technically we have), but we had Finn's actual party on Thursday.  It was the only time slot available at FBC Hendersonville.  We chose FBC because it has a great play area and it is very reasonable.

 Finn had a great time playing with his cousins and friends.  They played from 6:00 to 7:00.





 Elana and Gran.

 Group picture of all the kids at Finn's party.

 I love this one of Sam and Hank.




 Check out this cake - probably my all-time favorite "Kake Lady" cake.


 Finn requested face painting and balloons.  Finn decided on a ninja turtle mask.


 Finn, JT and Ethan.


 Sam broke the mold and went for Batman.



 At the end of the party we hurriedly opened Finn's presents.   We told Finn that he was to LOVE everything - no questions asked.  He explained to him that he might get something that he already has and if that happens that he is to smile, say thank you and not mention that he already has one.  Kids' parties make me a nervous wreck!  Finn did a great job!




After all the presents were opened, the kids ran up and down the halls pretending to impale each other with their balloon swords.

Thank you Nana for taking these pictures!

At the end of the evening Papa and Finn were playing with the balloon animals.  Papa was heckling Finn about a "nonsensical" animal that Papa made.  Papa would say something along the lines of "Finn, I know what this is - you tell me what you think it is."  After several minutes of back-and-forth, Finn said, "I think it is a pecker."  Finn couldn't figure out why we were so tickled.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Manhandled

Finn and Sam give Will absolutely NO personal space whatsoever.  They are always in face yelling and grabbing on him.  For a few minutes he will tolerate it.


Then he gets mad and starts swinging those arms.  I have warned both boys that they deserve whatever Will dishes out. 


Last Thursday was Finn's field day.  He wasn't too excited about it because he didn't get to participate at all.  He was even more upset by the fact that he only came home with a "participants" ribbon.  I guess Finn expected to get a ribbon for "Best Score Keeper."

Mexico Beach

Today I embarked on my first ever “girls’ trip.”  I have always had friends that went with their other girl friends on beach vacations, but I have never been on one myself. 
The trip started at 6:30 a.m.  I kissed the boys goodbye (Finn woke up to make sure that he got a hug) and hopped in my newly cleaned van to head to Robyn’s house. I had originally intended to meet Samantha and Karen in Hendersonville, but I spent a little too much time with the boys and got behind.  Instead, we met at Robyn’s house a little after 7:00.
Once we all arrived, we packed up the van and set out for 109.  The van has really come in handy.  We were able to get all of our suitcases, bag, pillow, etc. packed neatly into the van with room to spare.






We officially hit the road at 7:30 – the destination – Mexico Beach Florida.  Samantha’s mom has a condo that she graciously let us rent at a ridiculously low price.  The crew consisted of Samantha, Robyn, Karen and myself.  Samantha sat up front with me; Robyn an…

Gatlinburg 2.0

In mid-June Finn and Sam accompanied Grandad and Gigi to Gatlinburg.  This is their second annual trip so will refer to it as Gatlinburg 2.0. Michael, Will and I were at home, so outside of some awesome pictures and few sweet phone calls, we don't have a great deal of knowledge about the trip. What I do know is that the trip started with hot Kristy Kremes.  Upon arriving in Gatlinburg, Finn asked if the "hot sign" was on.  Seeing that it was, they stopped in for donuts.


They also went back to Clingman's Dome.  They went last year, but I didn't pack long pants and jackets so they were pretty chilly.  It was also really foggy last year.  This year went as planned; the air was clear and the boys were warm.


One of my favorites!



Another favorite.




And . . . another favorite.









They went to Dollywood later than evening and then again the next day.



It amazes me how pop culture "savy" kids are at 5.  I was never that "in the loop."