Cayden recently turned 7, which called for the most awesome Lego Party ever of all time!
Erin working that morning on creating a lego cake, complete with marshmallow studs on top. The videos on youtube gave some great tips that made the whole process really smooth and simple. No, wait, that's what they said they would do...in reality I came in that morning and just tried to keep some distance between her and me, at least as long as she had the knife in her hand. It was not a positive experience for her...but it sure did look cool!
"Hey Avery, lemme take your picture and see what the light's doing in here."
"Do I have to smile?"
"No just stand there."
"Can I smile?"
"Sure, if you want to."
"I think I wanna smile."
"That's pretty sweetie. Can you bring your smile over where I'm pointing to? Ok stand still...[click]"
"Was that a good one? Can I see? I wanna see!"
"Yeah sweetie, let me take a couple to get it set everything like I want. Go back over there for just a minute, then you can see all of them. No...stand right there...perfect [click]...baby, I need you to stand still [click]...perfect!"
"Can I see?"
"Yeah, that's fine, come here."
"I don't really like that one, can I take another one?"
She kills me, she really does...but she takes cute test-shots!
Family gathered first, and he opened gifts from them, ever under the watchful eye of his little sister and number one fan:
Family entertained themselves for a bit after that...
Eye on the ball, baby! And pay no attention to Isaiah, who may or may not have stormed the castle immediately after this shot was taken...
And what's the worst that could happen here?!?
After that, Cayden had a few friends from school, their siblings, some cousins, and his fellow church brats...er...staff kids start out with a high-intensity Lego toss:
Next was the great Lego Build of 2012! Erin laid out the guidelines...
The girl in the middle is clearly more interested than Nathan is...it takes a lot of focus to get your teeth kicked in by that many different people at Words With Friends...
And so The Build began, as each participant drew from the pile of pieces to build what was listed on their top-secret card...with help from some Mommas of course:
From there, it was on to gifts and cake!
At the end of the day, I believe a good time was had by all! It's still just a little ridiculous that he's already SEVEN YEARS OLD! Seven years, man! Along those lines, we are currently taking offers for arranged marriages, and prefer to deal in cash and automobiles if at all possible. Just let us know, and thanks!