Joseph is all about construction. Construction equipment, toys, books, everything. So I knew from the beginning that for his 4th birthday we would have to have a construction-themed party.
On Friday morning, Joe and I did some party prep at home and then headed over to the preschool with cupcakes for Joseph’s class.
That’s he and his friend, Weston. And, below, a motley crew:
A little while later we were out on a friend’s property loading up dirt (party activity, you’ll see)…
…and he even got to drive! It was a bumpy ride and he had a blast…and got to see Dr. Stephen’s bulldozer. What a birthday surprise!
That afternoon we went back to transfer the dirt to another friend’s trailer which we would be stored at her house overnight. Quite an involved process. And thankful for generous friends who helped us. Big shout out to Kati, Becky and David.
He opened presents and played with new toys. Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site floor puzzle and his “very own” real shovel!!!
Construction pajamas and a digger wrapped it up from us. He was excited for sure!
Daddy put caps in his new gun from Dr. Jennifer and Mr. Benjie.
Good thing Hannah is wearing a tutu with her boots. We have to make this scene somewhat fancy, don’t we?
We called in favors to our friends in high places. One of those friends hooked us up with City of Sandersville barricades.
Becky and David arrived with the dirt and the guys loaded up one of the kiddie pools, burying chunks of kaolin (the gold around here: a white clay used in making many products including paper and paint) in the process.
And then this baby made its much-anticipated arrival:
A friend’s dad owns an industrial contracting company and she had a backhoe delivered. The little boys swooned.
…and even the little girls.
I just got all the images from our photographer friend (same lady who took pictures for Hannah’s 4th Fancy Nancy soiree). There are so many. Two disks. So I’ll go through all those and choose some to post on the blog, but for now I’ll post a couple Joseph took (one of the photographer)…