Sunday, September 11, 2011

Batman Forever and FIVE!!!!!

Well I am obviously way behind on my blogging lately and have a ton of pictures and events to catch up on from the summer, but I MUST blog first about Hunter, who is now 5!!!!  I cannot believe WE HAVE A 5 YEAR OLD!!!   He is officially not a baby, or a toddler...but is officially just a little boy!  

He woke up very very early on Tuesday morning (earlier than normal) and the first words out of his mouth were:
"I'm 5!!!!!!!!!!  I don't have to wear a shirt with my name on it to school today do I?"

Getting to open a little present before school...submarine Finn McMissile!

Then our wonderful friends Jeffery and Laura and Dillon who came in town on Friday had to leave Tuesday morning:(  We were very sad they had to go but sweet Laura had gotten some gifties for the guys birthdays so they both got to open them before they left 

Hunty playing his new game with Dillon (Laura knows Hunter well!  He is the game and puzzle master!!!!)

Hunty's birthday blueberry breakfast cake...he wanted to start the day with ice cream but I had to tone that down a bit.  

I got to read a story to Hunty's class for his birthday (they don't let you bring in food....which I LOVE!!!!!) and I couldn't resist getting a picture with the class.  They are too cute!

Hunter made a crown at school and then after school we got to eat lunch at Lenny's (Hunter's favorite place to eat lunch) with Kyle...and Hunter was so excited to see him during the day!!  A rare treat!!!  
 After lunch we met up with about 10 other little boys to get ice cream at Sweet Cece's which was sheer chaos.  I was sweating so much and was too busy corralling wild boys that the thought of getting a camera out did not even cross my mind!  But needless to say he had a full day of fun.
Then for dinner Hunter requested Roma's pizza and grapes so after a delicious supper we opened more gifts!

More Games!!!!  We will be set for a while:)

Opening a Remote Control Monster Truck...I think he was a little excited.  His 2 requests were that and the T-Rex Pillow Pet "so that his dog Pillow Pet will have a friend."

Cake time and the birthday crown he made at school

THEN, it was time for the BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!! 
It was a superhero themed party (of course) but mostly just Batman, Hunter's favorite 
The Favors

The table where they could color or decorate their scavenger hunt bags

Cupcakes...with the bluest frosting and won't ever come off!!!!  


Lemonade with mint

Friends arriving

Busy working on their bags

The first game we played was "Stomp the Bad Guy" where they had to pop balloons that we filled with either a blue guy or a red guy.  The blue guys were good guys and the red guys are bad guys.  If you popped a balloon with a bad guy you got a prize!

The prize was a super hero puzzle

A quick group picture and then the guest of honor arrived....BATMAN!!!!!!!
(and guess who got to be Batman??  You got it!  KYLE!!!  And I have to say, he made the party and was the best Batman ever!!!!  Our kiddos still are asking if it was really Batman or daddy.)

Drake was the first to spot him and took off!

Needless to say the boys were beyond excited!!!!  Batman read some riddles and led them to different parts of the yard on a scavenger hunt where they got a little prize at each stop.

The first stop they got a mask

The next stop they got Batman necklaces

Running to the next stop where they got rings, and then stickers and then candy...the final stop was to find Hunter who was back at the cupcake table.  It was so fun and they all had a blast and were adorable running from place to place.

They found him!!!!

singing Happy Birthday

See what I mean about the blue cupcakes???

Ansley who is like a cousin to us.  It was an "all boy party" requested by Hunter but Ansley is always an exception!

Sweet Bowen...I just love that little guy!

Needless to say it has been a busy week full of birthday fun and we get to do it all over again next week for Drake's 4th birthday!
Happy Birthday my sweet 5 YEAR OLD!!!!  


  1. Caroline, this may be my favorite post ever! I literally laughed out loud at the first shot of Kyle in the woods as Batman. What a great party! I love all of your super cute decorations too. I may have to hire you to come help me plan when Will turns 5. And tell Kyle to come as well and bring the suit. :-)

  2. Yes I too laughed at Batman! Hilarious. What an awesome party. You are a great party planner! Can't believe he's 5!!!!

  3. You always to do the BEST parties!! I am going to need some tips from you in the future! What an AWESOME birthday! I cannot believe he is 5!!! What?! So old!! And LOVE Kyle in that Batman costume...priceless!!!

  4. I have tears in my eyes from laughing at all these pictures...oh, Kyle as Batman. Love it! You have the cutest 5 year old ever! Happy b'day Hunter!

  5. What an AWESOME party! And an awesome dad! Wish we could have been there. Happy birthday Hunter!

  6. Looks like an amazing party!!! And I can't believe Kyle was Batman!!!! That is so awesome!!! So glad y'all had a great week. Can't wait to see y'all again!

  7. Happy Birthday, Hunter! What fun.
    You have such a beautiful family!

  8. Oh my goodness! What a fun party! So creative! I cannot believe Hunter-man is 5!!! It seems like 5 seconds ago we were snuggling with a bottle! Happy birthday!