here is a peek at cooper's birthday party festivities. his birthday isn't for another 3 weeks but we decided (very last minute) to have his party early so daddy could be there. we knew the lockout would be ending soon so we started planning a week in advance then on monday morning the lockout ended & we knew todd could leave the next day. so we threw the party that evening. needlesstosay, it was a rather hectic day.
cooper loves maps so he asked for a map party. i searched high & low for map party supplise that didn't involve pirates. i had no luck. so i made everything! cooper loved it. we have a gorgeous jogging trail by our house so todd led the kids on a map adventure/scavenger hunt. they loved it. each child got a map to lead them on their adventure to find cooper's birthday party. then along the way they discovered whistles, compasses, trail mix, water botttles, binoculars, & bags to store their goodies. todd led them on an exciting adventure over a little river, under a bridge, through a tunnel, and all over; they even found a snake (don't worry it was pretend). when they found their way to the party the kids got map party hats & treats. everyone had a lot of fun...especially, cooper.
(i hate how disorganized these photos look but i am much too busy trying to get ready for ny to put the necessary time into posting perfectly. i struggled just to find time to put this together.)