At the second party he was reunited with some of his closest friends so we got a great group shot. His best friends Colin, Hannah, and Bella are sitting with him in the front row. Devin Nicole and Abigail, who are going to be in Kindergarten with Nik, are the two blonds in the top row.
Bella helped Nik with the blindfold.
Nik was quite frightening swinging for the pinata!
I don't have any pictures of the third party... because I handed the camera off to Ian for the Braves game... but it was a slip-and-slide party and the kids had a great time. The parents of one of the party boys (it was a joint party for 2 boys) dressed up as Darth Vader and Princess Leah. Unfortunately they came out just as Nik had fallen and cut his lip pretty badly so I missed the kids' reactions! Darth Vader was instantly recognizable but I am not sure they knew who was with him. Heck, I'm not sure all the kids even knew Darth Vader -- later on I watched as one boy looked at a picture of Yoda and said, "Look! It's Shrek!"
For me it was a challenge -- I was feeling pretty awful by the end of the third party. My hands were shaking, all of my joints and muscles ached, and I was starting to feel very dizzy. I barely made it home and then collapsed.