For Jacob's 7th birthday party, he wanted to have a pool party.
We held the party at the local indoor pool We invited several of Jacob's friends.
I made some sponge balls for the kids to play with in the pool. They were a big hit. At first the kids were playing catch with them, then tag. Then they played a game where they would stand on the edge of the pool, then as they jumped in, Kelly would throw a sponge ball at them and they would try to catch it while in the air.
After we got out of the pool, we had some yummy shark-themed cupcakes and other goodies.
Then we went outside for some party games. The weather was perfect.
We started with a pinata, which has become an annual tradition.
No, these aren't party hats. They're parts of the pinata.
Next, we played Balloon-Pop Survivor.
Then Kelly taught the kids how to make paper airplanes and we had a contest to see whose airplane would fly the farthest.
I made cloth goody bags for each of the kids filled with treats and a squirt gun.
The kids all seemed to have a great time. We're glad Jacob has so many good friends.
After the party, we came home and continued the party with just our family.
We sang Happy Birthday to Jacob again and he opened his gifts.
Andrew got Jacob a LEGO Star Wars set. I don't know who liked it more--Jacob or Andrew.
It was a fun day full of birthday celebrations. We love Jacob and are glad he's part of our family. --emily