Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Party Time

Adelie won't officially turn 1 for another week and a half, but that didn't stop us from celebrating her birthday this morning.  I had started planning a monkey themed party for our little monkey.  However, when I told Staley about the party theme, she informed me that Adelie wanted to have a leaf party because Adelie likes leaves.  And it's true.  This past fall Adelie was enamored by the leaves on the ground, working hard whenever we were outside to get to (and try to eat) the leaves.  And so, in the spirit of compromise, Adelie enjoyed her monkey and leaf party today.

There were leaf decorations with a monkey twist...

Our tropical fireplace jungle

Monkey themed food...

like banana muffins, jungle fruit, tropical punch,...

and, of course, monkey bread.

There were games...

The older party goers tried to put pictures of Adelie in chronological order...

while the younger ones went on a banana hunt.

Although Adelie seemed to prefer the wrapping paper, there were plenty of fun presents to open.

And, of course, no birthday party is complete without cake.

Monkey cupcakes (in leaf colors) and Adelie's cake

When Staley turned one, she gingerly touched the icing on her cake, decided she didn't want to get messy, and asked for a cracker instead.  Adelie decided to take things in a different direction.

Double fisting

I'm just surprised she didn't get any in her hair.

Adelie got to enjoy the attention of her cousins and relatives.  She got wrapping paper, and the presents that came with it.  There are new birthday cards in our card basket for Adelie to empty all over the floor.  And the icing on the cake was...well, the icing on the cake.

All in all, it was a wonderful day.

A fun birthday party for our little monkey.

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