|Aunt Nichole and Elijah|
|Mommy and Simon|
The party was a Woodland Animal theme. Toad stool and grass cupcakes, anyone? (Props to Aunt Maria for all her effort decorating these!)
Aunt Bridget made a pin the tail on the squirrel game.
Even Nana - who still spent most of her days in a hospital with Papa (still recovering from his car accident at this point) - played! She's always such a good sport and up for just about anything that will make her grandchildren smile!
Meal, then cake. Simon attempted to grab the candle, but didn't burn his fingers! He was all smiles and happiness (typical for this guy) while people sang.
Miriam and Vivian are old pros at this candle business,
so they gave Simon a hand.
He just acted disappointed when the flame was gone.
And the icing on his fingers weirded him out when he finally got a chance to attack the cupcake. It took him quite a while to decide he even wanted to mess with the thing!
But then he did and didn't look back.
Gift opening time! The big girls loved this and Grandma even brought Felicity a present. Simon didn't care about much other than a card with googly eyes and was happy to let Catherine and Felicity open his gifts. We gave the girls tickets to see Wild Kratts Live which is a PRETTY BIG DEAL in their world!
Happy 1st, 7th, and 8th birthdays to Simon, Vivian, and Miriam. We love you.