|My 2nd cousins Mikayla & Trinity, cousin Mandi, and Aunt Kay|
(The balloon bouquet was supposed to be the "centerpiece," but the wind kept blowing them into everyone's face so we had to move them.)
I kept the food really simple - hot dogs, baked mac-n-cheese, and chips. My family brought a few other things to help out and we enjoyed a nice picnic out in the yard.
|Halie, Aunt Sheryl, Mikayla, Trinity|
After we ate the kids had a little play time.
Daddy worked on getting them all out of their boxes and functioning.
Big sister helped him blow out his candle.
We don't normally allow him to grab his food, so when we set a piece of cake in front of him he looked at us like, "Am I gonna get in trouble for this?" He got a little bit on his fingers and held it up for me to wash off. : )
|Still not quite sure about all of this.|
|"Ok Mom, I've had enough of this now."|
It turned out to be a nice little party. Burl wasn't his usual smiley happy self due to all the new people and activity going on. He just wasn't sure what to think. Towards the end of their visit he finally was comfortable around them and his chatterbox and smiles came back.