Monday, September 22, 2014

Happy Birthday - More Reptiles! Part 2

AA's Birthday Invitation (chalkboard theme):

More party photos of the guests (below Jordan with daughter Mila):
Josie and Alivia sharing a chair during the show:
Above: Phillip D. and Grand-Kilee. Below: Golfing friend Bryn S.
The Johnson's with Jean C. to the left.
Mila and new friend Ella:
Adults and kids backed up a little when the big Komoto Dragon came out!
Each child took away a photo of themselves holding an alligator:
Golfing friend Joe F.:
School friend Jane W.:
Golfing friend Bryn:
Golfing friend Phillip D.:
River House Manager Kelly's daughter Ella:
Palatka friend Josie (came with her two brothers, oldest below):
Part 3 will be more photos of kids!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday - Post Party! Part 1

We had a wonderful family and friends birthday party at the River House. The kids had fun with the Reptile Experience and most parents relaxed and enjoyed the show and/or the outdoors (when it wasn't raining). A few beers, lots of soda for the kids, delicious lunch food, the rainbow cake, chocolate sheet cake, lemon cupcakes.....all was great!

I baked Kool-aid berry cupcakes using the unsweetened Kool-aid packets. I think the best description of them was that they were tart, tasted like a sweet-tart! I will need to work on that recipe (tried it as next year I shall bake my own version of a rainbow cake and want to taste how Kool-aid was in a white cake mix). I did a bit of the "chalkboard" theme for signs including the menu on a pig shape:
The Reptile Experience setting up (Bob and Liz). No food eating during the show.
Adults lining the back wall, Kilee did jump in with the kids and enjoyed playing along:
Sweet Mattie looking on; front row too (with KP's daughter Ella):
Great looks on the kids:
AA whispering to Abigail..... they do that at the golf course too:
Aiden (in orange) is the golfing boy who had this same experience at his party last year; click here for the story:
AA playing with snakes!
Dylan petting the tame lizard:
RH Manager Kelly P. with Grand-Dylan, watching ball python snake! Our Grands love talking to Kelly at the bar - they are all best friends!
Above: Three golfing buddies in a row Bryn, Aiden and Phillip; Grand Kilee on the end. 
Below: Hannah and Joe (golfing family), Ryder, Jane and Dax - all school friends.
Below: From left - Grand-Mila (with little sister Avery due this week), Josie, Grand-Alivia next to Hannah. Samuel J. reaching out to get a closer look!
Part 2: Everyone gets to "experience" holding an alligator!