Life with 4 kids 6 and under. Our trip to pick up Tonito in China is: mid-March 2008 through April 12. Our trips to pick up Ricky in Ethiopia are in June and August of 2010.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Vivi! (and Tonito!)

When we started planning Vivi's birthday, Tonito reminded us that we hadn't had a birthday party for him. We had just moved in and didn't know anyone, and I promised him we would have one later with his new friends (once he acquired them:). So we found a gender-neutral venue, and invited Vivi's girl friends and Tonito's boy friends. Everyon ran around the bouncey houses and inflatable obstacle courses, ate pizza and cake, and left tired and happy.

Siblings and parents were invited too, and it was great to have extra eyes and hands to watch over all of the monkeys:

Of course 1 birthday boy and 1 birthday girl means 2 different birthday cakes: in this case, Lightning McQueen and Princess Tiana:
I found out (after I already picked up the cakes) that Whole Foods makes vegan cakes, AND they are the same price as a 1/4 sheet at Target! They also sell individual slices, so Vivi was able to enjoy egg-free birthday cake on her birthday with everyone else. The party was so much fun!! I really like all of the kids' friends, and get along with their parents as well (and that doesn't always happen). We had never had a party that wasn't at home, and coming home to a clean house was definitely a big perk:). All in all, this party was a success. I am officially the mom to TWO big 5 year olds (and one mini 2 year old).


Dianna and Steve said...

Wow...looks like they had such a great time! What fun!! You two are such wonderful parents!
Can't wait to see you all in June.

deanna willett said...

Happy Birthday to both! They are such cute kids.

danali said...

how did you use to do your HS in illinois? please email me i saw your post on using one in chicago in the yahoo group. and didnt know how to respond to ask you there. thanks so much alisha