I'm getting really used to having large parties but this one was different. In part b/c a week ago I still was in bed. Moreover though this year Chris went a little crazy with the bounce house. We did it and it was just so much fun. Chris, my mother, and young lady Brenna prepped and did a lot of the work. Harm (and all the other kids) just had the best time. We always have a lot of adult friends (who often don't even have kids) and that made it nice to just eat and talk with good friends.
Many friends ask me why we do such large parties. It isn't about being showy or anything like that. I want Harmon (and our twins when it is their turn to party) to just feel and know they are loved. They have cousins, aunts, uncle, grandparents, school friends, church friends, etc ho also all love him besides mom and dad. Today was a day we celebrate with everyone a little boy who has changed our lives. Also to be blunt it is a LOT of fun for everyone (including adults). You see people you never get to see and just have fun!
Here is a blurry pic of the MONSTER bounce house. It was an obstacle course.
This year Chris did the Pinata from the roof... Thank Heaven's he is good!!!
Harmon enjoying his Paternal family with the Hakes and Kohler families
Very special guests! My mom's best friends (who helped me as I grew up) came from El Paso. My Mom is the one on the end. Richard, Jaimie, and Mrs. B even out the group.
All the kids anxiously awaiting the start of Pinata wars!
Harmon attacking the Pinata!
Callum's turn to attack
Rachel sneaking cake