But as we started planning, it just seemed to be more hectic than it was worth. So we opted, instead, just to do our own family birthday parties for the kids, then go to the Pumpkin Patch so they we can get all the kids dressed up and take pics. It was a pseudo birthday party, but we told friends it was just a "halloween" thing so that people didn't feel obligated to bring gifts, etc.
It was a great day, although I think it will be another year before they can truly appreciated the pumpkin patch. Us parents enjoyed it, though, and that's what's important, right? ;)
Nolan in his astronaut flight suit
Birthday Twins! Avery and Nolan
Olivia, Avery and Nolan
"Brothers"! Robert, Connor and Nolan
Nana, Nolan and Mama...with a little cupcake-face
My beautiful spider web cupcakes! Quite delicious, I must say. Pumpkin spice cake, with caramel buttercream frosting.
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