And the set-up the day of the party:
The kids took advantage of the gorgeous weather we were having and started the party jumping in the trampoline and playing on the swing set:
You can't have a military themed party without getting a new Nerf gun as one of your gifts:
I decided that since his birthday was the day before Easter, I would send the kids on a mission to hunt for eggs. Thanks to the dollar store, I found camo print baskets and eggs to give out as the guests loot bags:
After the egg hunt, the kids all wanted to use the water guns that were given out in their baskets so I filled up Kuma's little pool and let them have at it. It turned out to be the highlight of the party.
Check out Jadyn in this picture. The girls all hunkered down in the fort and tried to splash the boys as they ran past:
Jake cheated a little by breaking out in his super soaker. I guess it's a new take on the old song, "It's my party!":
And a family shot that Kuma chose to be included in, which was pretty funny. He even sat and looked at the camera when directed: