finally! we have the party set up, the grandparents here and then the people start to arrive!
all at once it seemed… like a wave… of people.
jasper lilith didn’t waste any time – her cousins and friends got there and before i knew it, she was a… let me see if i can remember what she told me, “a nice cowboy-ninja-assasin!”…
with a jon-made wooden sword, no less…
i don’t know – she doesn’t look so friendly here if you ask me!
jasper and duncan plan their next attack.
the horde of kiddos! i think we are missing a couple in this group photo but i think you guys get the general idea!
let’s see, we have jasper scratching her nose, jolie throwing the peace sign and duncan bringing back the vulcan greeting.
after all that rambunctiousness, it was time for cake! clearly they needed more sugar, right??!!
i think The Girl is ready to blow out the candle 🙂
and there she blows!!!!
i think it’s official now – she is a 5 year old!
with the candle to prove it!
after cake, it was Present Time!
neena brought jasper a huge and pink bean bag and, well, not only did jasper get excited about it but then she couldn’t get it open!
it was funny until she had about 5 kids helping her and then it started to look a little crazy and just begging for someone to be hurt.
i think A Tall Person finally stepped in and ripped that sucker open but honestly, i don’t even remember now – i just remember that no one got hurt!
jon and i found the perfect present for our Performer – a karaoke machine!
it’s so cool – it has a built-in camera with a monitor so she can sing and watch herself sing on the monitor! we can also hook it up to our tv and speaker system so she can totally zone out in Mirror, Mirror Land and watch herself on a huge tv! what 5 year old girl doesn’t want to do that??!!
needless to say, the microphone spends a large amount of time in her hand each day.
gram and pop added to the pot with some fantastic dress-up “performing” clothes!
gold gilt skirt, sparkly velour cape, gypsy skirt, black spandex! i can keep naming them but i think you get the general picture!
they are wonderful and jaz loves them so much, she keeps trying to wear them to school!
a pile of cousins!
and a pile of hyams’!
happy birthday party day, jasper lilith!