Sunday, May 05, 2013

Saddle Up Your Horses for Ellie's 2nd Birthday

Last Sunday was a rainy day much like today, but we had 12 toddlers and their parents coming over to celebrate our favorite toddler.  Luckily, the showers were scattered so about ten minutes before everyone was to arrive, I ran outside and frantically began twisting streamers along the fence and Pete began staking balloons up the driveway.  Alas, we took no photos of this, but I was pleased with how it looked given that we kept changing our minds on whether the party was going to be indoors or out.

Ellie and Owen decorate their stick horses.
It was pretty funny to watch them all stick a tail on the middle of the horse.
I had all kinds of activities planned - horse coloring pages, make your own stick horse, pin-the-tail on the horse, dress up like a jockey and have your picture taken, etc.  But who was I kidding?!?!  All these kids cared about was the SLIDE!

Alexis getting up on.her.own.!!
David and Annie were the only guests to use our little photo op station.
Toward the end of the party Owen tried,
with the over-enthusiastic help of Ellie, of course.

Then it was time for cake and everyone settled down to eat.

So glad Ellie has so many little friends to make her day special!!  We're pretty sure she had a great time.


Pocket said...

Oh, I'm SO sorry we missed it! Looks like a great time :)

Jennifer said...

What a great party! I wish we could've been there, because that cake looks amazing!

Peggy Wheeler said...

You have the most amazing talent for party planning.
I love it!!
Looks a good time was had by all.

Peggy Wheeler said...

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Tammy said...

what a cute party!! yep - the slides are popular HA! - I love the cake!! did you make it? it's just so pretty :)