Klive hit a whole handful of fingers in August! We kicked off his birthday with our traditional 6 a.m. donut and strawberry milk run. Then we celebrated with a party fit for a construction junkie!
We give you "THE DIGGER PARTY!"
June threw together some digger cupcakes with edible rocks.
And here's the digger cake - because Klive "Digs" being 5 years old!
I've had my eye on this DIY PVC pipe carnival booth on pinterest for a few months. After swearing up and down to Kolby that I would use them for EVERY future party, he agreed to let me build them. I made up my own pattern, so I was super proud of myself for figuring out the right amount of pipe to buy, cutting the pipes to the right lengths, and finding the right elbow fittings! That's pretty major - I am no math wiz! Here they are all set up for construction central!
Station 1: Build a foam project
Station 2: Safety cone toss
Station 3: Hammering
Station 4: Wrecking ball zone
Station 5: Digger driving in the sandbox
Here's the special spot to dump all the gifts!
All the workers kicked thing off with a lunch break in the shade!
It was definitely a hot day - We were lucky that the wages didn't melt!
Watch out for the dip!
There were plenty of snacks in the work zone!
General Contractor Klive was pleased with how it all turned out!
He may be a tough guy, but he still has time to hug his Momma.
After everyone enjoyed their lunch break . . .
they all got to work!
Screwing screws, sawing wood, tightening bolts . . .
. . . driving nails, setting up cones, and wrecking brick walls!
We held our own wheelbarrow relay races. One brick at a time - safety first!
Then we played "Bumper Red Light, Green Light" inside our jumbo tires.
We had a bit of a pileup. Guess we're back to 0 days without a work-related injury!
We made the big kids race after the little guys to keep it fair.
We blew out candles, opened presents . . .
. . . and what digger party would be complete without busting up a digger pinata?
All Klive's wildest digger dreams came true!
I'm pretty sure his buddies had a great time, too!
As much as it kills me to let my special baby boy grow up, I love celebrating this awesome kid. Klive's my lovin' boy! He and I spend nearly every day together. Our days are filled with hugs, snuggles, jokes, games, nerf battles, legos, stuffed animal play dates, fort building and story time. He's my best helper at the store, he loves to clean the toilet and he still tells me he loves "Mom School" and promises to never, ever leave me! Now that Kolby's got every other week off, Klive has become his project partner. They beautify the yard together, make weekly trips to the hardware store and find anything and everything to fix around the house. He's just the best kid!
Happy birthday, Evil-K ! You are our true love baby boy!