Thursday was AJ's birthday, but we saved the big party for the weekend when Amy's mom and dad could be here to help celebrate. Here are some pictures from the big shindig:
AJ wanted an Iron Man cake, so this is what Matt came up with.
Blowing out the candles
Chloe loved blowing up the balloons (a great sensory activity!)
An Iron Man cartoon!
Grandma & Grandpa Kinnell gave a new X-Men Leapster game.
Goofing with our neighbor and AJ's bff, Jamin.
AJ loves birthdays
Very excited about the Star Wars Legos from Aunt Buffy
An X-Wing fighter!
The kids check out a cool electrical circuits science project from Grandpa & Meemaw Neild
A large package decorated by Essie & Chloe
What could be in such a big box?
A junior archery set!
(AJ has always loved bows and arrows, usually making his own out of sticks.)
Essie tries out the Iron Man mask.
Chloe reading her favorite comic, Garfield, with Grandma
AJ & Jamin try out the bow & arrow
Dad gives it a whirl
Dad brought out his old 20-year-old BB gun for a little target practice.
Dad teaching AJ how to use the sights to aim
Essie is locked and loaded.
Dad helps Chloe learn how to shoot
Grandpa and his girls
Aunt Buffy, Grandma, Chloe, & Grandpa (picture by Chloe)
Meemaw and Mom playing with their e-readers together (something that one never would've envisioned)