Last Thursday was Riley's 9th birthday. It is hard to believe I have been a mom for 9 years! Someone told me that since Riley is 9, his time at home is now half way gone. That is crazy to think about.
At our house, we do "friend" birthday parties every other year this was Riley's year for a party. Riley really wanted to have a LEGO birthday party. Since I really went all out for Kaiya's Princess party back in March, I tried to make Riley's party equally as great.
The kids played "hot LEGO" (aka hot potato with a box that looked like a LEGO), had a LEGO building contest, and raced to see how many LEGOs they could pick up using chopsticks. The kids were actually a lot more skilled with the chopsticks than I thought they would be.
Of course no LEGO party could be complete without a LEGO cake! I made this one using Betty Crocker's recipe.
I attempted to make the goodie bags look like LEGOs by cutting out four circles and attaching them with foam tape. I also found a LEGO font online to print the names with.
The goodie bags were filled with LEGOs (of course), candy, and a homemade LEGO bookmark.
Riley's actual birthday was the day before our Wilkinson Family Reunion (more on that in an upcoming post), so he was lucky enough to have some extended family members here to help him celebrate.
Riley is one of those really great kids who gets totally excited about every present he opens. It is so much fun to watch him. When he opened this one he exclaimed, "Oh, AWESOME!!! Some new Sunday pants!"
The whole gang (minus the babies who were in bed). Back: Rachelle, Jayson, Grandma Wilkinson, Alicia (Jayson's sister), Mike (Alicia's husband), and Grandpa Wilkinson. Front: Kaiya, Riley, Trevor and Andrew
Riley blows out the candles on his birthday "cake" of choice----a Double Cream Lemon Pie from Marie Callendars--YUM!