Saturday, April 27, 2013

Collier's Fishin' Party

We celebrated Collier's birthday today with a fun Fishin' Party at Aldridge Gardens.  It was a great location, great weather (thank the Lord for the answered prayer of no rain!!), really special friends and just a fun celebration! Collier has some really precious and sweet friends and it was great fun to see them all together -outside of school.  Plus, a bunch of 4 year olds fishing is just plain precious!

 This is the fishing Pro, Chris, who handled the party and the fishing part.  He was awesome and even had some magic tricks to share with Collier.  He was so very nice and did a great job with the kids.

 Mella and Buzz!

 The kids were so patient as they waited for Chris to hand bait and hand out the poles one at a time.  They were so cute all lines up along the shore line.  We were sad that there weren't many fish caught, I think that a total of 4 fish and 1 turtle were caught.  It was still fun!

This is Colin, he caught the first fish.  Way to go Colin!
And then it was Mary Martin who caught the next one!!  Sweet girl showing these boy how to do it :)
Thanks to Papoo's clever thinking, Collier did finally catch a fish!!  It is good to have grandparent's who know the tricks of fishing!  this is one lucky little boy when it comes to fishing because he has some awesome fishing grand-daddies!

 We then moved into the boat house for lunch and cake!  I served sac lunch to the children with PB&J sandwich, grapes and goldfish.  I had chicken salad and pimento cheese sandwiches and grapes for the adults.  And of all things...I.FORGOT.CANDLES!  Justin had to run to the store and get candles for us to do cake.  The kids just had a blast running around playing chase, so I don't think that they noticed.  I still can't believe I forgot do you forget candles for a BIRTHDAY party?  Daddy to the rescue!

And then we packed up and headed home to open gifts!  Collier could not have had a better day.  This was his first really big birthday party.  We are a big fan of family birthday parties, but I think that 4 was a good year to have a real party with his friends.  He loved it and Justin and I even enjoyed the day!  I asked him what his favorite part of the party was and he said playing tag!  But tonight when I put him down he talked about catching big fish.  It was so much fun and yet we still have more celebrating.  Tuesday is his actual birthday!  Lots to look forward to this week.

And just for the record...this baby girl had a rough time.  She fell down on the side walk before the party face first and banged up her face pretty bad.  Thanks to really awesome grandparents who strolled her all over the gardens and she was able to get in her morning nap, kicked back and comfy!

Thank you to all of our sweet friends who came today to make Collier's 4th Birthday Party so special and so fun.  We are greatly blessed to have you in our life and are thankful for your friendships!

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