Today is the basic events of the big day. If you missed the first post with all the design details, find it here.
It was a simple theme that lent itself to some obvious, but entertaining activities, and one awesome treat.
Of course the day started with set-up. Most of the prep was done well ahead of time, but we weren’t sure of the weather, so didn’t know if we could manage outdoors or not.
We lucked out. The rain held off for long enough, and it wasn’t excruciatingly hot as it had been the week before.
There were various activities for the kids to enjoy all day. No real planned games or anything since he was only turning 2.
There were construction pictures to color.
A sand table with lots of trucks etc.
We brought the “roller coaster” outside and that was a big hit.
Then we got the main event. A visit from “Bob” himself! What a treat. We were able to hire a local landscaper (friend of a friend) to come with his backhoe loader for a few hours.
He was even down with giving the kids rides up and down the driveway and letting them drive.
Can you tell Theo was just a little bit excited?
It was his equivalent of heaven. I was totally a rockstar mom that day.
Seriously after the party, as I put him down for his nap and asked him what he did at the party. He gets this ridiculous grin on his face and closes his eyes and sighs, “I drove bob the builder”. 2 year-old’s life = complete.
Everybody got a turn to ride if they wanted.
And, of course, some photo ops with the family.
Then we had lunch. On the menu was: bagel pizzas, veggies and dip, pretzels and chips and fruit salad.
There were construction cupcakes.
Everyone found them yummy.
And even tool-shaped cookies (yes I made them, with much cursing involved late at night) that Theo enjoyed playing with while eating.
Then everyone pretty much just hung around for a while and we called it an afternoon.
What a fabulous day and a lucky boy!