Koy had a blast at his 3 year old birthday party this year. He was so excited all week. He kept saying "Happy Birthday Party!" When I was coming up with the idea for the theme, I asked him for ideas and we came up with the alligator theme. Later, as in after I had pretty much finished planning the party, he apparently decided he wanted a "hoo hoo haa haa" party instead. That is his word for monkey. I had to keep reminding him it was going to be an alligator party, and then he would add,"a hoo hoo haa haa party too!" Okay, but that didn't happen. He still loved it though. First we bar-b-qued, thanks Kable. After we ate, I rounded up all the kids and we played a game of "I had a little alligator and he won't bite you." Then it was off to decorating the alligator masks I made with squeeze paint. The kids loved that. Next we cut cake and opened presents! And yes, I made the cakes! That was the most stressful part of my day! I also finally got to bring out the gifts I made Koy- his sports quilt and pillow, and bean bag chair. He loved them. Also, Mimi got him the alligator bank for all the pennies he loves to collect. Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate! I would call it a success, and no rain or tornado warning this year! By the way Katie, I used your alligator cake for inspiration. Thanks!