We had beautiful weather, so Matthew and I played "Grill Masters" and barbequed ribs for the clan.
Unfortunately, Owen came down with a fever shortly into the party, so this is one of the only pictures that I have with both boys from the day. It sure is a cute one though!
I don't really think that Eli minded his brother's absense too terribly much. He got his own special day where everyone doted on him.
I made Eli penguin cakes since penguins are his favorite.
He wasn't too sure that he actually wanted to eat a penguin.
A taste of buttercream solved that problem though...
Turns out though, that eating black buttercream gives you a rockin', necrotic tongue.
Everyone was sportin' them!
Eli even busted out his boots for the occasion. How can you resist a cute boy in cowboy boots?
I know I can't!
You know that it's an important event when the Todderazzi is there to capture the memories!
And then there were presents. Lots of presents. However, I don't think that there are any pictures of presents because Eli's favorite thing that he received was a Toy Story birthday card that sang, "Woody's Roundup", when you opened it. There are pictures of the card for sure!
This little boy had a hitch in his giddy-up for three days after his party because of the walk/dance he does whenever the card sings to him!
It was a pretty great party, and as always, I was so thankful for our wonderful family and friends. We are blessed!