Monkeys, Monkeys, Everywhere!

So the girls' b-days are two days apart. Coming up with a mutual party theme? Easy. Every nickname, it seems like, that Bobby gives his girls has a monkey in it: monkey, monkey girl, monkey-tron, etc. So monkeys, it was.

I couldn't help myself- the brown and yellow color scheme was too tempting. So I made about 18 brown placemats and embroidered each child's initial. It made the table pop. If you couldn't tell, I'm a little obsessed about entertaining.


This was the baby station--for Johanna and her posse: Isobel, Genevieve, Owen, you know, the book-reading, mommy-caring, non-walking/kinda walking crowd. They had a monkey puppet and lots of monkey books.

This was a popular spot, apparently, since Caroline kept ending up over there. Maybe it is because her favorite Curious George books here there.

We played monkey games...


Ate lunch that Bobby sweated over.... parmesan chicken fingers, fruit juice jigglers, chocolate covered bananas, and roasted sweet potato wedges, and had cake.
Then opened presents...








And thanks to Amy for the incredible monkey dresses she made for the party!


It was a fun party... thanks to everyone!