Happy Birthday Henry!
Henry turned four over the weekend and had a great birthday party.
I usually try to set out some sort of activity for the kids [mostly boys] to do on their own throughout the party.
I taped a road to the floor, and put two tubs to act as grain bins at the river. At the beginning of the road, I had a large tub of blocks for the kids to load up their semis with and then haul it to the other grain bins at the river.
I don’t provide the kids with any instructions, I just set out the materials and let them play with it however they like. This frees up my time at the party and keeps the kids occupied and hopefully out of trouble.
Henry started hauling before the party started… and by the time anyone arrived, the blocks were already strewn about the room.
The kids played with all the machines, but the grain bins were torn down within minutes, so no ‘hauling’ was actually done.
I can’t complain though, I don’t think there were any tantrums or fighting really the entire party. That is a success!
Of course we had cake and ice cream too. Going along with Henry’s “Semi” theme that he chose. I made him a semi cake filled with jelly beans [to haul beans] and M&Ms [just as filler].
Henry had a blast opening presents and absolutely loves his new bike we gave him. I think he’s officially a ‘big boy’ now with a big boy bike. It’s incredible how fast they grow up.