Happy Christmas Birthday Party Losh!!
Turning 10 is a pretty big deal, right? This little guy just hit that milestone:
To celebrate, Losh asked for another Christmas Birthday Party. (He had one when he turned 8 too) We chose a slightly easier food route this time and I am glad we did. We woke up to the power being out and it was out for a few hours. I can’t imagine the stress I would have felt trying to prepare Christmas Dinner with no power!
Losh chose the menu: grilled chicken, green beans, baked beans, mashed potatoes, and banana pudding
This handsome guy manned the grill:
The cake was provided by a dear friend. Kaia said it was too pretty to eat. Everybody loved the chicken and the cake.
A little backstory… Losh likes to talk on the phone to his grandpa. His grandpa pretends to be Santa Claus, Santa’s helper, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, etc.. One of Losh’s favorite people to talk to is Little Timmy Elf. This elf happens to be Santa’s number one helper. Losh is convinced that he is really talking to an Elf on the phone, and he even writes him letters. Since the ladies at the post office respond to these letters personally, he actually believes this elf is real. We have tried telling him that Santa Claus and this elf really do not exist, but he doesn’t believe us. He is very smart, but he is also very childlike in his beliefs.
His grandpa just so happened to tell Losh that Little Timmy Elf shared the same birthday as him. Losh insisted on inviting this elf to his birthday party and I kinda freaked out wondering how I was going to get an elf to the party…. I put out a couple calls on Facebook and my dear friend who made the cake just so happened to have a friend with an Elf costume. Losh was elated! He quickly became BFFs with Little Timmy Elf.
He played with the elf, opened presents with the elf, ate with the elf, and did everything he could with the elf, after all Little Timmy Elf had to get back to Santa’s workshop. At the end of the party, we tried telling him that the Elf wasn’t really real, but again, he wouldn’t believe it.
For his Christmas birthday party, he didn’t ask for much. He asked for a paper shredder (for his make believe doctor office), a trampoline, and a bow and arrow. He got everything he asked for… and then some:
Seeing him ride around on the 4 wheeler and “jump” on the trampoline is a blast. I think I get more excited to celebrate with them than they do. And I gotta say, I can’t believe I am now mother to TWO ten year olds.
Have you ever invited characters to your children’s birthday?
Losh is actually the only child of mine who has ever had characters. He had Santa, Mickey Mouse, and now the Elf.