August 29, 2012

6 Little Monkeys

Saturday we finally had Ezra's birthday party.

As is my norm,
we did not get invitations out.
I just talked to his friends' moms at school.
And made a couple phone calls.

Ezra wanted a monkey party.
That doesn't at all lend itself to craziness.
Jobe was included.
Because Ezra's friends all love him.
And there would have been many tears if he wasn't.

We played Monkey in the Middle.
Barrel of Monkeys.
Did a little monkey word game.
Made a monkey stick puppet.
And, well, acted like monkeys.
Ezra didn't want cake.
A relief for this mommy.

So for dessert.
I slit a banana (with the peel on).
Stuffed it with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Wrapped it in foil.
And heated it in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Then added a little ice cream on the side.
Let me tell you.
It was De.Lish.
And so easy.

Then we headed over to the monkey bars at school.
The best part about the day:
Ezra's best friend (and his family)
made the hour drive here.
They were so glad to be together again.

It was a noisy party.

But, man, boys are fun.


Beki - TheRustedChain said...


We make "banana boats" every year when we go to CO. And I always make an extra to have for breakfast the next day.

I'm glad you finally changed my link on your sidebar. ;-) It's only been like, 3 years.

You've been busy this morning!

Danielle said...

Looks like a fun & fantastic party! My favorite pic is still Ezzie and Lawson. So happy and sweet!

Marc, Sarah, Luke, and Kate said...

I LOVE your simple parties. In a "world" where it seems as if everybody has to have these huge, ginormous blowouts for a young child's birthday, I love the fact that you throw simple, yet very fun, parties for your kiddos. And, I'm also thankful somebody else doesn't send out invitations :)

Amy said...

Love, love that last picture.
But I'm wondering why we didn't make those banana things for the grown-ups, too?!