Since Memorial Day is a great day to get together with family AND the fact that one of Luke's and Kate's cousins has a birthday on June 10 (creating close together birthday parties), for the last two years now, we've held Kate's birthday party on Memorial Day.
If you happen to be reading this blog post for birthday party decorating ideas, you might as well close out this page now -- Ha! This Mama is not a decorator and does not even have a "Pinterest" account. Gasp! Sigh...
A big shout out to those of you who are awesome kid party decorators. It's just not me.
Therefore, "Mrs. Dillon's" made Kate's cake (read: our local grocery store). (And, I failed to mention earlier that Kate LOVES "Hello Kitty").
And, I have a whopping ZERO pics of decorations because there just weren't any (other than "Hello Kitty" - themed plates and napkins).
And -- compliments of our niece, Grace, we have a fairly nice pic of our family!
We hosted the party at our church (read: no clean up at our house). We catered in "Hog Wild Pit BBQ" to eat (read: none of us had to cook).
We invited both sets of grandparents as well as Uncle Joel & Aunt Amber and our kids' 4 cousins (read: we don't have big families).
It was truly a good time, and we *think* Kate enjoyed herself.
Kate enjoyed opening presents with help from her Mama and big brother. And, her Uncle Joel helped with some assembly!
After presents were opened and food and dessert was eaten, the kiddos (and guys) enjoyed a friendly game of kickball in the gym.
Of course, it started to rain when we were all cleaning up and moving stuff into cars (wet and memorable May this year).
This morning, the day after the festivities, I had Kate in the stroller for a walk. The party obviously tuckered her out because she snoozed for a good portion of my walk. So sweet! And, as a side note, her caring older brother, Luke, gave her the "Hello Kitty" shirt she has on.