And just like that, Lyon is 5. I can’t believe it. Somebody hand me another tissue!
I’ve been meticulously chronicling Lyon’s life for the past 5 years, and it has been one of the most meaningful projects of my life. And when I look back at posts that I wrote (half-awake) about the lack of sleep, the lack of balance, the lack of seeing the bigger picture – I chuckle. Because now, with both of of my babies slumbering 12 hours at night, it’s all becoming clearer to me.
Last month, Kyu and I decided to throw Lyon a “farewell preschool,” big 5, superhero-themed birthday party. I don’t know why I can’t just plan a small family gathering or party at a jumpy house, because it’s always so stressful days leading up to it. But Kyu always forgives me, and looking back at these images and seeing just how HAPPY Lyon is – it makes it all so very worth it.
Here’s a peak at some of my favorite captures, photographed by our very talented Casey Gardner. We had a backyard-themed movie night. Kristen helped me designed these gorgeous custom invitations. I envisioned something fun, colorful, and that the kids would have fun opening…”Oh, I get an official admissions ticket to the party!”
I think one of my favorite elements (and also the most time-consuming to make) was our custom 25′ city skyline backdrop. I ordered rolls of construction paper from a teacher’s supply store and Kyu and I went to work hours before his party. Next year, please remind me to keep it simple! #psh
It turned out so fun!
All of the kids dressed as their favorite superheroes, and quite honestly – I think the costumes elevated the fun and excitement to a level no entertainer could achieve. They were all pretty epic!