six years

The little man that opened the door to my motherhood journey is now SIX!  Nathaniel had been talking about having a surprise birthday party for most of the summer, and so that's what we did.  His friends were really good about keeping the secret, and he was completely surprised.  Post-festivities, N wanted to go over every detail with me from how his friends knew to come, to where their cars were, and where each one chose to hide.  He just couldn't believe we could surprise him and his six-year old self. 

We had originally planned to celebrate at the local apple orchard.  However, a cold, rainy day kept us indoors.  So, we had to make some adjustments, but I think for a first birthday with friends, all went well!

he's surprised!  (...and his brothers too)
apple orchard @ home

making apple magnets along with a discussion on this verse "And he shall keep you as the apple of His eye"

how many candy corn in the jar?  they were so funny with their guesses... it ranged from 100 to 1 million.  Actual number?  402... 4+0+2=6.
boys completely enthralled with the history of apple bobbing.. true or false, i still don't know.  but, i can say that i was completely impressed with the mister's storytelling skills

caramel apples to put in the goody bag

10 boys in all... and we really did have a jolly good time.

N's actual birthday fell on a Sunday this year and it just so happened that we had a fellowship gathering after church.  So, we took over a cake and had a special time with our church family. 

this will have to count as our family picture


Handbags*N*Pigtails said... Best Blogger Tips

HAPPY BIRTHDAY N!!!!!!!!!!We just got home from Disney two days ago and Ive got our Christmas trees and decor up and am planning G's 7th birthday party! Her special day is tomorrow but with it being her first day back at school, a Monday party just wouldnt work so we''re having her party on Saturday. Her first with all the friends from school.
I loved your pictures(and seeing YOU in them, not just everyone else). I miss you!

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Birthday!! So many new six year olds this year!! :-) loved that cupcake tree... did you make it?!? Great to see you and your sweet family in pictures and enjoying yourselves!

sonylilly said... Best Blogger Tips

how cute, i just saw this post! i miss you guys!!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Awh this looks like a really nice party. I love the theme.