We bought those plastic hard hats and personalized them with their names. We also got Home Depot tool belts for each kid. We played "Dump that Dirt" (this was Deker's idea). We have a little trike that has a bucket in the back. We put dirt in a sand box and then had a tarp on the other side of the driveway. Each child started at the start/finish line, rode the trike got a shovel of dirt and put it in the bucket, rode around the end of the driveway and dumped the dirt onto a tarp and then rode to the finish line.
After that, we played "Pin the Dirt in the Dump Truck". Andrew drew a great dump truck for that. Then we had cake and Ice cream. Had a Dump Truck pinata and then played outside until it was time to go. We also set out a lot of the tractors we have for the kids to play with. Deker loved his party and the great presents that he got from his friends.
Here is Deker in his birthday shirt that we made for him.
Deker had to wait until Tuesday after dinner to open his presents from us, which was really hard for him. It was just going to be our little family, but it ended up being a little impromptu party. A friend of Neals came over, our good friends, Brandon & BarrieJo stopped by as well as Andrew's sister Anna and her husband Chris stop. We all ate more of the Bulldozer cake and ice cream from the day before.
All the pictures from Deker' opening his presents that night turned out really blurry. But, Deker was super excited to get a combine & a jack hammer (something he has been asking for for quite some time now).
Happy Birthday, Deker. We love you tons!