|2014 at Grinter Farms|
After all, we were going to be having this party in a hotel room at the Lake of the Ozarks.
I asked him if he could cut me a little slack. Thankfully, he agreed. We scaled back his dream party enough that it was able to travel in the back of the trusty Honda.
So, off we went to our little piece of Midwestern paradise. Sigh.
Before the festivities got underway, the Birthday Boy had to endure a few hours out on the lake. It's not his favorite part of the trip, but he snuggled in and suffered through some choppy waters while the rest of us had fun. Despite the chill in the air, the water was incredibly warm, and the kids did decide on a dip before we had to turn back.
Back in the hotel room, the spread was ready and waiting. There were snacks and games and presents enough to make a new 6 year old giddy.
There was a whole army of chocolate Lego men surrounding the ruins of a chocolate brick wall.
The cake was topped with gummy Lego bricks and multicolored sprinkles. It looked like the floor after an afternoon spent creating. Shorty called the cake "blue surprise" because it looked white until you cut in and...SURPRISE! The cake itself was bright blue.
We had a hilarious game of Stick the Face on Lego Luke Skywalker.
The tiny pinata proved difficult to defeat.
So much fun opening the presents (and playing with the new stuff)!
Later on, there was even time for a game of Foosball with Grandad.
And an evening dip in the cave pool, despite the chilly temperatures.
We love you tons and bunches.