over the weekend, we hosted a little birthday party for samson who will turn 6 years old at the end of the month. while his official birthday is not until may 30th, we decided to do the party a few weeks early because i have this fear of the babies showing up on his birthday and cramping it in a way a mother would feel guilty about. it hasn’t even happened yet, and it might not even happen…yet, here i am, still feeling guilty about it!
and so, we got a permit for central park and planned something around a racing theme (all samson’s idea!) and then naturally, this strong and constant rain storm took over the city this weekend so we shuffled things the morning of and had about 12 little kids over here with a few parents scattered into the mix to celebrate our almost six year old.
a few photos from the birthday party below!
while i waddled around the apartment, josh and my sister bekah hung streamers and flags, pushed all the furniture back so we could attempt to do a few of the racing games we had planned for wider and larger open spaces in central park, and got all the prep work done in a rather short amount of time.
eleanor and samson made these signs for the front door of our apartment!
i was also impressed to find this “welcome” sign hanging in the living room which samson made all by himself! :)
my three biggest blessings in life. these cuties right here. the babies aren’t even born yet and STILL these three are looking like giants to me lately.
we started the party off with painting our own wooden race cars!
we had to improvise slightly since a lot of the activities that we had based around the racing theme and planned for the party in central park just weren’t possible to do in our apartment space. by pushing the furniture back, we still did a few little races with the kids…. a three legged race, a wheel barrow race, etc. the best race though had to be the egg race just because most of the kids had already dropped their egg at least twice before the race even began! thankfully they were hard boiled eggs! but still, so funny to watch these kiddos with eggs on spoons move across the room. it was really adorable.
kept things food wise very simple by ordering a bunch of pizzas for everyone towards the end of the party. then we had cupcakes and after we sang happy birthday for samson!
conrad licked all the frosting off his cupcake and then brought it over to me and said, “all done, mama!”
my sister bekah just moved to new york city from LA and we are ELATED to have her so close by! she was so sweet to not just spend her saturday morning with us helping get everything set up, but she helped me bake and frost all those cupcakes the night before, too. thank you, rebekah!
i love this sweet boy to the moon and back. he is pure good, through and through, and i feel like the luckiest getting to be his mama. happy birthday month, samson rex! we love you so much!
PS. this is still my favorite video of samson! eating his birthday cupcake on his very first birthday, if you’d like to watch.
also, samson’s birthday parties blast from the past:
a magician style party last year!
a robot birthday party from the year before!
a third birthday party!
and a few pictures from his second birthday, too.
last but not least, his very first birthday party, in central park, when he turned one!