Leftovers are bagged up, tables and chairs are back in their storage spot, decorations need to find a home in the hall closet and new toys are sprawled out all around the house.... yes, we survived another Maurer Party of Five birthday party. After an unexpected afternoon of clouds and drizzle, the weather pulled through and we were able to celebrate Caleb's 3rd birthday in the backyard with friends and family. The highlight for the kids was definitely the horses that rode down the road to our house to give the kids a ride around the backyard. As the evening progressed, kids played, the adults enjoyed conversation and adult beverages, and we all enjoyed dinner, cake and watching one happy 3 year old tear through his gifts. Pictures will definitley follow in my next post.
Though a birthday party is about our children and celebrating another year of their life, for Wes & I, it is also about having friends and family who mean and do so much for us all together. It can be quite a group and we love everyone of them. Once the first car drives up, my worries about napkin colors, balloon placement, and party favors disappear. The small details no longer matter. It's about enjoying the life we live with the ones we love. For that, we are incredibly blessed.