The party is here!
Dad was a big help setting up things...the birthday boy, not so much.
Playing before dinner
The idea was for the kids to cook their own hot dogs...
and put it on the food table...
After eating, (notice B's special cup)
and a couple of pictures.... (The camo scarf was supposed to be B's birthday hat but he didn't want to wear it. I was kind of glad because I felt quite jaunty in it!)
It was time for games!
Aiming for Bucky....
I had suckers for the winners, but E and Doug ate them!
Back inside to see the cake (Three layers of midnight fudge cake, with two-ingredient icing in the middle) and ice cream with tents,
I just LOVED his face when everyone was singing!
B just wanted to eat the "fire" candy on top-
but changed his mind after he tried it! (Made it with cinnamon and butterscotch candies, guess it was too spicy.)
It was starting to get dark (on top of the intermittent sprinkling), so time for PRESENTS!
Inside was the Thank you card that Ben made
some bracelets, a glow stick, camping drinks and trail mix.
One of the boys (O. Falk) even said it was the "best gift bag ever"!
That officially ended the party, but some kids stayed to catch lightning bugs and play .
B ignored them all in favor of playing with his new toys inside.