Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eli's 4th Birthday!

Now that I'm caught up on pictures from the spring I thought maybe I should finally share our birthday pictures from this year.  Yes, Eli turned four in November so it's way overdue.  But hey, at least he's still four!
To celebrate his 4th birthday we had a fantastic dinosaur party with friends and family!

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I made a cute little dinosaur hoodie and tail for the birthday boy! Eli's Birthday2 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday3 (1 of 1) 
He was pretty excited for his party!
 Eli's Birthday4 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday5 (1 of 1) Two dinosaur cakes and dinosaur cupcakes! Eli's Birthday6 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday35 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday36 (1 of 1) And some dinosaur snacks! Eli's Birthday37 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday38 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday7 (1 of 1) 
I bought these great inflatable dinosaurs for decoration, but little did I know that they would end up being a 
major part of the party play!
 Eli's Birthday8 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday9 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday10 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday11 (1 of 1) It is entirely possible that the only thing really needed for a successful four year old birthday party is a room full of inflatable toys!:) I couldn't believe how much fun the kids had just attacking each other with the dinosaurs (even more amazing is that these inflatable dinosaurs survived the party)! Eli's Birthday12 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday13 (1 of 1) 
After the dinosaur wars the kids went outside on a dinosaur scavenger hunt. The kids searched the yard for mama dinosaurs as well as dinosaur eggs. Eli's Birthday14 (1 of 1)
On the hunt!
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Helping a friend.
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After all the dinosaurs and eggs were found the kids gathered in the front yard to hatch the eggs! Eli's Birthday20 (1 of 1) The kids and I made the dinosaur eggs out of a baking soda mixture and here they are using little squirt bottles of vinegar to "hatch" the baby dinosaurs out of the eggs. Eli's Birthday21 (1 of 1) Except that it took a lot more vinegar to hatch the eggs than I was expecting so quickly squirting needed to 
become dumping!
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And a little bit of smashing! And eventually they ended up dumping a few in the eggs in a bucket of vinegar! Eli's Birthday25 (1 of 1) 
And Liam was there too, but he spent most of his time inside with Aunt Marianne and cousin Maggie! Eli's Birthday26 (1 of 1)
After all of the dinosaurs were found and hatched it was time for cake! Eli's Birthday27 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday28 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday29 (1 of 1) 
And presents!
 Eli's Birthday30 (1 of 1) Eli's Birthday31 (1 of 1) And then back outside to burn off some more energy playing with friends! Eli's Birthday32 (1 of 1) 
And a dinosaur!:)
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No kids or dinosaurs were hurt in the making of this birthday party (okay, maybe one dinosaur) and we had one very happy birthday boy!:)
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