The tree this year was my FAVORITE!!!
When I picked the colour scheme this year (yellow and grey) I was kind of excited, but then as I was looking at things to do it seemed like all it was was gold and silver...haha!! I thought it was kind of funny, but it turned out really cute no matter what! Ryker was beyond excited...but so was Maguire...not sure who loved it more actually. haha!
Cody and I spend Saturday night decorating the birthday tree and getting everything ready for Ryker's birthday. We stayed with tradition and had a small party with cousins...and decorated gingerbread houses! I think the adults almost love that part more than the kids. My sister takes it quite seriously...hehe!!
We always start with cake and presents...I know a little backwards, but the rest of the night is spent decorating the gingerbread houses and with school the next day it makes for a short party. Ryker picked his cake (chocolate mudslide cake) and I also made cupcakes. I really need to just buy the cake next time. I am not a baker and I just really struggle with it. The cake turned out great, but if I leave that stress to someone else it will just make the party that much better! Remind me next year....
This birthday boy was so sweet and let his brother and cousins help unwrap presents. I think everything he got was "his favourite!" He was just so happy with everything! He's so easy to please :)
I just love this boy!!! And love the traditions we have to celebrate his special day. My hubby teases me that one day he'll be grown and married and I'll still be decorating a birthday tree and gingerbread houses!! hehe!!