There is the cutest fire station in our neighborhood at the end of our street. We stole a page out of the Vaughan's birthday party playbook, and thought that would be a great
activity for the kids to do. The firefighters at the fire station were WONDERFUL! They were awesome. They showed the kids the fire truck, let them sit in it, let them explore it. They were great & the kids seemed to have a great time! After the fire truck investigation, we headed down to our house for some food, playtime & presents.
I love doing decorations, but Jake is a typical boy, so I figured he could care less. Didn't stop me from doing them though! His only request was to have balloons. When Jake walked in & saw the room decorated, he said, "Is this for me? This is wonderful!". (Granted, he was looking at the balloons when he said it, but in my heart, I know he was talking about all of the paper I'd spent hours cutting out.:). I went with a black & white dot, yellow & white stripe and solid red theme. And of course a few fire trucks thrown in.
(Some we mailed out & to his school friends, we handed them out)
|The empty space is where the fireman hat favors went|
I forgot to take a picture with them set up
Now for the important thing
We had 13 kids & 2 babies attend. This was our first year to invite Jake's classmates. I'm so glad we did. Jake had so much fun with his friends. We appreciate so much everyone taking time out of a busy (& beautiful!) Saturday to come celebrate with us Jake's birthday.
|I told him he could not have a cupcake yet|
|Jake & Addie|
Addie came all the way from Chattanooga to help celebrate!
|Before the party|
The first few kids to arrive
|Exploring at the fire truck|
I wish I would have gotten a group picture of all of the kids in front of the fire truck. They were running all around though, so I knew it would be near impossible.
Everyone headed to our house afterwards for cupcakes & some snacks. It was such a beautiful day. We just opened the back door and let all of the kids run wild.
|Singing Happy Birthday to Jake|
I hate that most of the pictures I got were of kid's backs. It is so hard to try to take 4-year-old's pictures.
Jake had such a fun time celebrating with all of his friends & family. We hope that everyone that attended had as much fun as he did!