There was one very excited 5 yr old, waiting to greet us on Sunday as we drove up to his house, but first we were greeted by the proud Daddy birthday surprise. Jason brought the company front-end loader and parked it perfectly to announce there was a special boy about to turn 5.
|Big toys charm little boys....|
|Teddy was a wonderful host as he eagerly welcomed everyone at the door.|
|He was beyond excited|
|As I tried to get him to pose for a photo, he said, "wait, wait, Nana, we have to get my friend, Sidney, too"|
|Me thinks he is a bit smitten by Sidney!! They stayed together during the whole party.|
|While Teddy continued to greet all the guests, Alison was busy putting the finishing touches on the "construction" gala, and LM and I helped to set out snacks for the adults. The dining room table is ready to host 17 carpenters.|
|Dear Woo! (LM)|
|Sara watching Teddy greet his friends at the door.|
|A party favor "lunch box" for each of the revelers.|
|The day before the party, Teddy had helped his Mum to begin Christmas decorating. She always displays her pretty Village houses in the living room transom windows.|
|Pretty and wintry|
|More guests arriving...the boys in the blue hats are Mac and Mason, twins, and great friends of Teddy's|
|Alison begins organizing the crew in a game of construction with marshmallows and straws.|
|Teddy gazing at Sidney|
|This project interest lasted for a short time, but Teddy enjoyed his role as crew chief.|
|Samantha building her marshmallow house|
|Pensive poses amidst the celebration|
|More marshmallow creations|
|Interest waned on that idea and they began to wander....and graze the food.|
|Construction equipment and vehicles everywhere.|
Next up was a game of musical dots. When the music stopped they were to land on a dot and stop. We did not have too many in compliance and the game became quite hilarious.
A little mid-party meltdown when all the excitement overwhelmed the celebrant. Didn't last long, though.
|Time for cake, and quite a cake it was. Alison "constructed" this masterpiece and it was a huge hit.|
Rock candy and crushed Oreos were a great idea!
|Lighting the candles|
|The proud Dad, Jason, who worked so hard to make this party come together.|
|Time for presents just as the Pats game was near the exciting end!|
Teddy had lot of help opening his exciting gifts.
|Sidney, ever at his side, Teddy opens a great gift from his great aunt, Eleanor.|
|Thank you, Aunt Eleanor......|
|There was so much action that I hardly got a photo of this construction clock with his name on it. A gift from LM and moi.|
Soon all the attendees had departed with their wonderful parents, and I looked down at my feet to see this cute little party-buy, inside one of the huge gift bags, rolling around in hilarity.
A delightful time was had by all, and most of all by the cutest little carpenter, ever, our dear Teddy....5 yrs old!