5 years old!!! Hard to believe we just celebrated Jake's 5th Birthday. Were did my little baby boy go???? Jake knew already at his 4th birthday that his 5th Birthday was going to be an Avengers Party. I was actually a little surprised that it survived the year, but this boy is REALLY into super heroes. :) We were really blessed in that the weather held out for his party. It was forecasted as a day with a 90% chance of rain and there were many times where it looked like the heavens were going to let loose. But amazingly it did not start to rain until the party was over and we had the chance to enjoy every last bit of Jake's Hulk bouncer that we had rented for the party. We were also greatly blessed to have some great friends from Jake's class at school, our church Lifegroup, and also some great old friends from Rosamond who now just happen to live out here in Oklahoma! I remember last year when we knew a move was possible at some point wondering what type of party Jake would have as we would be in a position of making all new friends. We really are truly blessed!!!!
Jake's cake that he picked out himself...chocolate of course. :)
Jake was SO excited when his Hulk bouncer showed up. We had tried to prepare him that it might not be able to come with the weather but we would still have a great time with indoor fun. But when it arrived he was beyond excited. :)
He barely let the poor guy put the stakes in the ground before he was outside trying it out. :)
Posing with some of his "super" friends :)
We told Jake that on this day, he was an honorary Avenger :) (or "Abenger" as he still calls them :)
He could hardly wait for his friends to arrive and so Daddy was good enough to join him for a bounce (AJ was taking a quick nap to be ready for the party)
Daddy got some air :)
Friends started to come and AJ got up...of course the first place everyone went to was the bouncer :)
These little guys were not too sure about it at first :)
Occasionally some kids would filter into the house for toys or different types of play. :)
Cake time!!! Jake did much better during the singing of "Happy Birthday" this year...he did not get completely embarrassed like he had before. :) He even asked for candles so he could blow them out.
I thought it was so sweet that his old buddies David and Abigail sat next to him during cake time. Great friends from California and pretty much friends all his life (other than some missing time in the middle when we lived on opposite coasts)! :)
Of course you can see little brother had to join the group once he heard there was cake and ice cream involved :) Jake can hardly wait for his piece.
I think everyone is thinking the same thing here..."yum"
Even this little guy wanted a piece :)
I think this was the quietest the kids got the whole party
I love watching kids this age during present time...every one likes to jump in and "help" :)
Some patient ones were willing to sit back and watch. :)
Jake was very blessed to get some awesome Super Hero gifts!
The night before we had put together a couple games just in case it did turn out to be a rainy day. Jake was actually super excited about having a scavenger hunt in the house. So even though it was nice out we still played the game and the kids LOVED it. Although next time I will make more than 9 clues...they were asking for more. :) Here they are running from one place to another.
The clue for this spot was "the fastest place to make popcorn -- microwave"
The last clue brought them to the dryer where they found their goodie bags :)
Then it was back to the yard for more bouncing and fun. And of course the kids enjoyed their Avengers masks. :)
Jake had such a great time and many times told us "it was the best party ever!!!" We were just happy that he had such a great and special day. :)
At one point I had not seen Jake for a bit...found him in his room playing with his buddies from school. :)
AJ loved the party too, I honestly am not sure which or our boys was more excited about Jake's party. And he also loved the bouncer and was constantly in there even taking on the big boys. :)
My two boys, meet Iron Man and Iron Man :)
This is what I had hoped for with Jake's party, being able to use our nice backyard for the bouncer and our backyard toys. The kids really seemed to enjoy themselves.
Once the group dwindled and we were down to a couple families we were able to let Piper join in on the fun too. :)
Funny because we have the hardest time getting a decent picture of these guys and the one time I do...they have masks on! lol
Happy Little Brother...not sure he ever figured out it was not his party. :)
I have to admit... the Hulk bouncer was pretty fun :)
And in the end, Jake enjoyed it so much....he actually turned into Hulk! ;)