Everyone had a great time, but I was completely wiped out afterwards, so I'm thinking that we'll do a party every other year. Or maybe every third. We'll take the years in between off as sabbaticals. Also, bah humbug!
Birthday singing was hilarious - the cookies didn't hold a candle well, plus I'd forgotten the lighter, so no candle at all. When everyone was done, he leaned forward with lips pursed, looked down, and burst out laughing. He chose the dog bone cookies and helped me bake them, I later topped them with cream cheese or browned butter frosting, and they were DELICIOUS and didn't require a fork or plate. Finally, B's face in this picture melts my heart. That kid is such a punkin!
At Parties 'R' Us, they let you put your handprint on the wall if you celebrate a birthday there. We've been going for a few months now, and the walls are accumulating many many prints. Blake chose yellow, then went over and slapped his hand to the wall: