Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Big FIVE: Star Wars Style

Jonathan turned the big FIVE back in February (a month and a half
We had our usual cake for breakfast & let little man open one gift in the morning.

He got his Darth Vader shirt and was super excited to wear it to school that day.

Jonathan had a great day celebrating at school with his sweet classmates.

Our friend, Cassie, made some wonderful cupcakes to share with our classmates. They were a big hit!

After school, we met up with Daddy & Benjamin at Cheddar's for the birthday boy's dinner. We had both soccer practice and cub scouts and then headed back home.

Jonathan opened his presents from us, Benjamin and Great Grandma Dominguez.

Great Grandma sent a precious book recorded in her own voice!

We had Jonathan's birthday party at the beginning of April (we had to wait until soccer season was over...although we ended up having a make up game the day of the party!) Above is Jonathan helping put his favors together for his friends.

We made homemade "Galactic Playdough" to share with our friends for favors.

...lots & lots of playdough!

We had Jonathan's party at the gymnastics place down the street. It was so much fun! 

Lots of sweet friends came to celebrate with us!

Our favorite part of the day was when all of the friends spun Jonathan around on the parachute singing Happy Birthday!
He beamed!

Lining up to head into the party room.

Although I had wanted to make a light saber cake I had seen on Pinterest, Jonathan insisted on a cookie cake just like the BFF had at her party the week before. How could I argue with that? 

 Star Wars goodies for our guests.

Sweet friends. 

 After eats & treats, we headed back to the gymnasium to open presents.

 Jonathan and one of his good buddies, Izzy.

Handing out his favors! A great time had by all!


Sunday, April 01, 2012

California Trip: Day Six

We woke up early on our last day in California. We finished packing up the rental car and headed over to our special reservation for our Character Breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen. It was so FUN! I'm so happy we added this onto the trip. Disney sure knows what they're doing...everything was fabulous! It was nice to just sit back and relax and take our time. The characters came to us and hung out...some of them more than once. It was a relaxed atmosphere to mix & mingle with some of our favorites from Disney! 

Pluto was our host for the morning. Goofy was very busy in his kitchen preparing an amazing buffet (we saw him many times heading in and out of the kitchen...he was hard to get a moment with)!

Even the food was incredible...Mickey waffles, Mickey pancakes and (of course on Jonathan's plate) Mac & Cheese for breakfast (they had hot dogs available, too!). Definitely FUN!

Benjamin had a rainbow cupcake after his was beautiful on the inside, too! :)

 Aladdin came by to sign our books...

...and do an Arabian pose!

Rafikki was hilarious!

Balou was our favorite of the morning! He kidded with the boys for the longest he was playing tug-o-war with Benjamin's book. He was awesome!

Pluto came by and sniffed around too...literally!

This was Jonathan's hilarious reaction to a princess stopping by!

  After breakfast, we toured around the Disneyland Hotel (where Goofy's Kitchen is located).

 The boys in the vintage Autopia'd think it was actually driving by the look on J's face!

After telling Disney goodbye, we headed over to Grandma's for awhile to spend time with her before we left. She was so sweet!  

On the way to return the car, Jonathan took the much needed nap we had begged him to all week!


Benjamin waiting to board.

We had a great fight home...another set of awesome seats! It was fun to watch the sunset on the way. We landed in Dallas and then drove to Killeen...crawling into bed around 2:30 am!

What an awesome vacation. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to return!!