To wrap up Nathan’s birthday week of fun we celebrated on Saturday with a family party! My grandparents from Nebraska were in town and got to experience the joys of a young boy birthday party.
Nathan asked for dinosaur decorations but train activities. So, I put on my thinking cap (searching Google and Pinterest of course) for great ideas.
With everyone helping, we put on a fantastic party!!
Nathan came in to see a volcano tunnel with train tracks on the ground leading around the house. The boys put on cardboard trains and chugged along the tracks to various rooms in the house where I had different trains/tracks set up to play with. We own more trains and track than any household should so we just brought some of our gigantic collection over to my parents. The boys, especially Levi, LOVED the tracks and ran (literally) those tracks dozens of times throughout the party!
It was great that I made 3 cardboard box trains so the adults could get in on the fun too!
Nathan helped pick out all the dinosaur decorations and accessories! The dinosaur hats were fun for the boys.
Aunt Mikki and Uncle Ryan were put in charge of many items including naming the food. We had Cretaceous Cruchies (chips), Triceratoppings (toppings for the hot dogs), etc.. It was so fun!
After dinner we enjoyed opening presents, cake, and a pinata. Nathan has been great about having a little brother helper wanting to open his present, blow out his candles, and play with his new toys. He’s been very patient and okay with Levi’s help!
The most exciting part of the evening was when Nathan found his gift from Net and Griz. He had to follow some scavenger hunt clues and the gift was hiding in the garage.
Here’s his reaction…priceless….
“My very own Jeep!!!!”
Nathan took Levi around for a spin in his new Jeep! Nathan’s driving reminded us all of how the car looks when Aunt Mikki drives a stick shift. :) Stop….Go….Stop….Go! Levi may have a little minor whip lash from all the jerking. :) They both loved the Jeep, or as Levi called it “the wagon”.