Six years ago I drove down to Raleigh, NC for my spring break; my sister was due with her first child that week, and I was hoping to be there when my niece made her debut into the world (uh, not in the room… just nearby ;-))
After spending a few days waiting, I finally had the joy to meet Kendall:
I didn’t know it was possible to love someone so quickly and so deeply, and my life was forever changed.
Last weekend, Andrew and I had the pleasure of attending Kendall’s 6th birthday party. To make a long story short, Kendall’s parties are elaborate. Like, make-other-moms-look-bad elaborate. This year the party was “Rock Star” themed. I’ll let the photos do most of the talking:
Friday night, the photo booth needed to be constructed and tested:
Saturday morning we had a bit of downtime to relax and break-in the bounce castle:
Andrew stepped up to the role of Cake Engineer and made an awesome guitar cake for our little rock star:
VIP passes and sunglasses for the guests, cream cheese and JAM! sandwiches, yogurt-dipped pretzel drum sticks, pop star popcorn, guitar pick carrot chips…
Kendall was born for the spotlight; this was the best smile we could get from Lauren 😀
Cake and presents, of course:
Isn’t Lauren a good helper? 😉
There was also Just Dance happening on the Wii and guitar decorating for the photo booth. Speaking of the photo booth…
After all the kids left (and I should mention there were 30 kids!), the
big kids adults had some fun:
Charles, Kendall, Whitney, Ross, Ms. Patsy, Lauren, Andrew, and me… My dad, grandmother, aunt, and uncle were not able to make the drive from Atlanta, and we missed them dearly!
The masterminds behind the Jam: my sister, Whitney, and her best friend Jeanine:
We had a wonderful time celebrating Kendall. I sure am glad that kid was born!