Easton has been talking up his birthday for months. This kid is a boy after my own heart, birthdays are his favorite holidays. In March he started telling me how much he wanted a Cars 2 Bike for his birthday and asking Soren and I if we were coming to his party. After looking through Pinterest with him trying to decide on a party theme, he picked football. This came as a complete shock because he has never had any interest in football whatsoever. Apparently he had recently seen his best friend’s older brother playing football with his Dad and that sealed the deal. A football party it was to be.
Easton helped me make invitations by helping choose paper, doing some cutting and most of the gluing. He really enjoyed taking them to his friend’s houses to invite them.
I got to work planning a football party with almost no football knowledge, but with more Pinterest help we came up with some fun ideas. We made Oreo truffles for the first time- one of the best things EVER.
We also made a few party decorations including a football banner for the food table.
When the long awaited party/birthday day came we were ready with the requested bike in hand. We took Easton out to see it first thing in the morning and…..it bombed. First he thought it was too big, then after adjusting the seat, it was too small. Currently he still thinks it is too big for him. Sad, sad day for us. Luckily at least Kesler was thrilled.
Meeting the bike for the first time.
He did enjoy the flag that came with it.
We got him on it once.
And Kesler stole the show. He loved riding that bike.
We anticipate Easton warming up to his gift sometime soon. (We hope!) It makes me sad that we waited for his birthday because we didn’t get it for him when he really wanted it. Nothing like teaching a kid to wait for something and then waiting too long. Bummer.