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Augiemonster's Monster Bash

OK we're exhausted. The house is kind of a mess. There are random cupcake sprinkles on the floor. But oh did we had a great time. The guest list was comprised of about 45+ family and friends. Yeah, that's a lot. We borrowed lots of tables and chairs from others and enlisted the help of my Mother in law, Peggy, and my Dad (my Mom was sick...bummer). Peggy came to our house on Friday to help prep. We prepared the fruit, veggies, Augie's cake and frosting (more on that later) and Peggy made an awesome door monster, that Andy named Dory. I drew some monsters on our entry way chalk board. Augie loves running his hands over the monsters and smearing the chalk. *Warning-LOTS of pictures ahead*

Saturday arrived and we did some last minute prep. Decorations, streamers, balloons, googly eyes, etc. My Dad did a great job with the googly eyes.

We had lots of great food.

Monster cupcakes!

We had tons of fun playing.

And visiting.
Augie's Buddies! Theresa & Connor, Amanda & Jack

 Opening presents.

And then there was the cake. I made a gluten free-dairy free coconut flour cake with a coconut milk and cocoa powder frosting. It didn't look the prettiest but it tasted great. One thing I thought of on Saturday night though...we didn't sing happy birthday... oh well. There is always next year. It took Augie a little bit to get into the cake, but he enjoyed smacking the frosting around and squishing the cake with his hands. He even shared with friends and family.

The party was awesome. Augie was a very overwhelmed at the amount of people and the noise I think. It was pretty loud, but with that many people, what do you expect? We also had a weird nap routine that day. Augie has been waking at 5 or 6 and then wanting to go back to sleep around 7. Saturday morning he took a nap at 9:30...a little early,which was unexpected, but we couldn't force the kid to stay awake...then he would have been cranky. Noone likes a cranky birthday boy. He still was a little cranky, but once the presents and cake started, he really had a good time and his tiredness was occupied, at least for a while. We did have a post cake tubby meltdown...and I was able to get him to nap for a half hour or so....better than I thought it would be honestly.

All in all it was a great day and we are so happy that everyone could share in the fun.


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