Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Happy 5th NERFday Mazen

This weekend we celebrated Mazen’s 5th birthday with a visit from his grandparents and a pool party with a dozen friends. Grammie and Pea arrived on Sunday morning and we had a little time to snuggle before heading to the party.

I hosted Mazen’s first four birthdays at my house, and this year we wanted to try something new. ACAC offers great party packs that include a theme, cupcakes, balloons, goodie bags, lemonade, tablecloths, set up, clean up and an on-site person to help with all the logistics. And of course a whole waterpark for playing! (They have indoor options in the Big Room too.)

I loved being able to show up and not have to stress about the party logistics! Our team member, Carter, did a great job keeping the party going. The goodie bags were so cute too!

My mom also brought some animal squirter favors that they kids loved.

Mazen’s theme was NERF (he is really into all things NERF but a little young to have the ‘official’ NERF party that ACAC offers. We did a green and orange theme, and they were so nice to bring a few of their NERF blasters to the party as props too.

The kids had a great time swimming around in the pool for an hour before we came together for cupcakes.

Thomas and I had fun with photos off the diving board!

Happy birthday, dear Mazen!

The cupcakes were great!

5 years old is such a fun age – a whole hand!

More thoughts on the big birthday when he officially turns 5 tomorrow 😉

Back at home, we relaxed and opened a few gifts. Can’t wait to play this one together!

Thomas roasted chicken for dinner, and we made asparagus and rice to go with.

On Labor Day, I went for a run and then mom and I took Mazen up to Target to pick out his birthday gift from Grammie and Pea. They gave him a wallet with some cash so he could pick out his own toy, and he LOVED paying himself at the checkout line! I bought Mazen some new sheets for his bed too – this Vintage Wash Chambray set. They feel so good!

I made salads for lunch with leftovers from the night before plus garden tomatoes, avocado and manchego.

Monday night we walked (biked) downtown for dinner and had a lovely outdoor meal at Hamilton’s.

Pimento hushpuppies!

And yesterday morning Mazen went back to school and got to show his classroom to G+P.

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