Saturday, March 22, 2014

Noah’s Spiderman Party!

For this year’s party, Noah requested a “Pidah-mem Birfday” (aka Spiderman Birthday). His party was today, and despite the weather being pretty yucky, we had a really great time. First on the planning list was invitations, which I made in Publisher.

Spiderman Invite

When Noah saw the invites, the first thing he said was “PIDAH-MEM!” The second thing he said, true to his form, was “I’m not wearing THAT shirt to my party!” He said he would be wearing an Aggie shirt – big surprise. I made him a Spiderman shirt, instead, in the hopes of getting him to agree to a color other than maroon.

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It must have passed muster because he wore it without complaint on party day!

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Decorations were pretty minimal. I picked up a set of Spiderman table decorations…

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…and added these little “spider pops”.

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This larger-than-human sized balloon watched over the party from a high corner in the pavilion. Slightly creepy – but the kids loved him.

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Noah was blessed to have most of his favorite people in attendance, and they wore themselves out on the playground.

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Rylan was in town, so he stopped by (along with the rest of the Collins crew).

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Ben was thrilled to see Tanner and introduced him to one of his new buddies from church, Jake.

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Gracie enjoyed some quality time with Grandad.

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Then she moved on to a yummy spider pop snack.

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Emily is another of Ben’s favorites (and Jake’s big sister). I can neither confirm nor deny that he declared his love to her in a Valentine’s Day card last month.

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Love these ladies! Fraunt Jen, Baby Brecken, and Emily’s mommy – Sara – holding Baby Abby.

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Lunch was hot dogs, chips, cheese (Noah’s favorite) and fruit. (He specifically requested strawberries and we added in some grapes.)

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I think the birthday boy approved – judging by his ketchup/berry/cheetoh smeared face. :)

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After lunch it was piñata time.

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Noah took the first couple of swings…

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…and then politely handed the baton off to the next friend in line. Noah Lambert (or “Other Noah”, as my Noah calls him) was up second.

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Each kiddo got 1 turn before Ben went last and smashed our little crepe paper Spidey to pieces. Cole, Michael, and Rylan all had some pretty noteworthy swings!

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Then it was a candy free for all.

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My little guys immediately dug into their candy bags. They fight like cats and dogs, but when the weekend was over and Michael went home, Noah kept asking about “Mitoll”.

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Noah showed off his candy loot to Paw Paw & Dee Dee.

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Before the party ended, we sang to Noah and cut his Spiderman cake.

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I love how his cake came out. My favorite part was the clock showing 6:15 – the time my Noah bug was born THREE WHOLE YEARS AGO!!!

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My crazy guy – I apparently wasn’t cutting cake fast enough.

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He makes the best faces!

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We had such a great time! Noah gave each of his friends a Spiderman punch balloon as they left…

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…and we had enough helium ballons for everyone to have one of those, too.

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As soon as we got home, all the kids needed a good scrubbing. I think that’s the mark of a successful party. :)

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Happy Happy Birthday to our Noah Bug and thank you to all of our sweet friends who celebrated with us!

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