Mud + cake + pizza + friends = 1 happy kid

Yes.  This is exactly what we got this past weekend.

We were so excited to get outside that day of the party… but the night before it was raining so hard that I was worried.  I thought, as much as Lucas wanted to go to the park to ride his bike with his friends (no matter the weather), if it was raining that hard most people would not want to hang out outside… even here in Portland!  But there wasn’t much I could do, except wait and see what the morning would bring.

The next day?  A beautiful day.  Beautiful in many ways, but also a beautiful sunny and cloudy, chilly, wet, perfect Portland fall day.  Lucas thought so too.

DSC_0036-smallI made name tags for our glasses, something similar to how I did it for Siena’s party.  But these had rubber bands instead of scraps of fabric.DSC_0042-small DSC_0043-small DSC_0041-smallAnd of course, there is no birthday party without Papá’s fruit monster.

DSC_0038-smallA little different from we can find in the summer, but we got it.

DSC_0050-smallThen his friends arrived and we headed to the park.

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DSC_0061-smallThanks to our friend Butch, we got racing numbers.  Just for fun!


DSC_0062-smallAnd we were all set for riding.

DSC_0064-smallLucas had a couple of courses set to show, and they did them and a variation of them as well, depending on what each of us wanted to do.

DSC_0078-smallMud in his face after the first round… check!

DSC_0065-small DSC_0067-small DSC_0070-small DSC_0074-small DSC_0116-smallHot chocolate with marshmallows… check!

DSC_0083-small DSC_0084-smallSunshine in December… check!

DSC_0091-small DSC_0094-small DSC_0095-smallLucas was the only one to slide and fall on a wet cement… not a big scrape, but something he took as things that happens when you play like this… tough guy he is… I guess we can say… scrape… check?

DSC_0097-smallMuddy bikes. Check!DSC_0109-smallMuddy clothes… check!

DSC_0101-smallParents hanging out and catching up. Check!DSC_0087-smallBirthday boy loud at the park. Check!

DSC_0104-small DSC_0106-small DSC_0107-small DSC_0100-smallMore riding. Check!


DSC_0112-smallCheck! Check! Check!

DSC_0117-smallA beautiful, beautiful and fun morning at the park.  Lucas was so, so happy… you should have seen his face every time he’d go around…

DSC_0208-small Then we came back home.  Before coming inside, I made a Lucas Scavenger Hunt.  There were some festivities going on in the neighborhood so I knew they’d be able to find a few uncommon things.  So I put them in their list.

DSC_0135-smallThis gave us enough time to cook the pizzas we needed to get the hungry kids.

DSC_0126-small DSC_0120-smallI know…. hands were washed but not the arms or faces… part of the day!

DSC_0121-smallI thought I was so cool when I thought that we had to have “Bike Beer” for the adults…

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Siena organized that morning their upstairs rooms with areas with different toys and games.

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Do you see this little guy of mine… happiness all over him!

DSC_0151-small DSC_0163-small DSC_0173-smallWe have beautiful friends.

DSC_0177-small DSC_0178-small DSC_0180-small DSC_0186-small DSC_0188-small DSC_0189-small DSC_0196-small DSC_0194-small DSC_0207-smallI found this cool bike fabric and made bags for everyone to take home  Some of the goodies we put in there is one of Lucas’s favorite things at the moment… maps.  Yes! A map of Portland and its bike routes.  DSC_0209-smallAnd this is how we ended our beautiful party just before it started raining again.  Thank you to our friends for coming to celebrate with us this beautiful little person of ours.





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