I may have had a ridiculous amount of fun planning this party. I figure this is the last party I'll get to plan just for the fun of it. For the next few years at least, we'll be far away from family and won't have big celebrations like this. And soon, Walt will start having his own opinions about birthdays.
Landon has mad cake carving skills.
I discovered a new love for "Bot-O-Honey." Who knew?
Left to right: Summer Rupper (Landon's thesis advisor), Grandpa Burgener, Grandma Burgener, Abigail Rupper, Jesse, Catherine, and Nikolai Stricklan, Grandpa Jackson, Walt, Dad, Eli Rupper, Uncle Wes, Cousin Stella, Aunt Erin, Mom, Grandma Jackson, Cousin Siena, Jessica Williams (Landon's labmate), "Aunt" Laura Riley (Landon's labmate and a frequent babysitter), and Adam Rupper. (not pictured: Aunt Abby - taking the picture - and Aunt Wendy, Uncle Josh and Aunt Sam, who arrived a little later)
3 different families all bought the same dinosaur wrapping paper...it's like Walt's Dad is a geologist, or something.