Next I noticed lots of cars pulling up to the house around 1 p.m. (3 hrs before our party started). Turns out our new neighbors directly across the street were having a housewarming party. Parking was going to be an issue. But we got lucky and there party ended at 3. A housewarming party from 1-3, interesting... but it worked out for us!
While getting things set up for the party, Ben decided to play with his trucks on the table (Ben is obsessed with sitting on the counter/table rather than in chairs lately) while Mike caught up on his articles online.
My chalkboard/Valentine's tulips/party favors.
Here Ben is showing how many years old he is.
The next morning (on his actual birthday), we gave him our gift -- Simba from The Lion King. Ben is really into this movie lately and had spotted this Simba at Target a few weeks ago. Ben gave him hugs and later carried him up to bed for nap. Big hit!