Mother’s Day & Jeffrey’s Party

Jeffrey’s birthday party was on Mother’s Day so we had lots of things to accomplish. My boys did surprise me with decorated candles and new sauté pans I really wanted. They love me!

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Then it was on to cleaning, decorating and prepping for our afternoon party.

What a perfect day to celebrate National Clean Up Your Room Day – a day for new toys!

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Jeffrey’s party was Car Themed… not Cars the movie… just fun and simple cars.

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Jack waiting for the fun to begin…

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All the kiddos were “cars” for the afternoon. I cut out tree shapes with my Cricut, strung them on ribbon and the little ones colored them with scented markers… their car air fresheners!

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Mmm… Orange! Yum!

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We handed out glow sticks to put on the kid’s wrists for “headlights.” Then they used their noses to show us their best car horn noises…

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Then a fun game of “Whoa Light, Green Light”… my good lookin’ man!

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Lined up and ready to go for the first practice round…

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And Jack wins! He eceived a prize of Pop Rocks with the warning, “Don’t Pop a tire!”

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Sneaking up on Caleb… as they got more familiar with the game they really got into it!

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Then Jeffrey started the game of “Pin The Bug on the Windshield.”

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Or anywhere on the car…

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The prize was a fan – AC for their cars! They really loved them! IMG_8030

And then the grand finale of this party… a car wash before dinner!

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Wash wash…

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Scrubbing the tires and wheels of these adorable cars…

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Jack was a bit distracted by his fan…

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Then we made sure to check their “oil” and fill them up… with a little chocolate of course…

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Jeffrey wasn’t sure what it was at first but immediately wanted to fill up again when he realized it was chocolate!

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Yum?

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They also had their fluid levels checked and were given some “anti-freeze”… or blue Kool-Aid to top them off.

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For dinner we whipped up a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches. We had a variety of bread and cheeses to choose from…

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Each little one was given a kind of “Happy Meal” with Veggie Straws, apple slices, a Hot Wheels car, and a sandwich to go along with their drink…

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We then sang happy birthday and brought out my “completely-made-from-scratch-fresh-strawberry-cake.” This is the flavor Jeffrey wanted – isn’t it cute!? I love how it turned out!

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Blowing out his candles… this was not planned … he got in his car all on his own…

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Then on to present opening.

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Great grandpa made these for the boys – awesome huh?

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And this is just a sweet shot of my adorable boys!

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In conclusion, it was one great 3rd birthday party! Thanks to a brilliant mom to brainstorm with and my talented sister who took many of these pictures.

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