If you missed part 1 - go here.
Once Elmo left the building we broke out the pinata. We bought an Elmo pinata for the bigger kids to take out all their frustration on. They really enjoyed it, but that guy could take a beating. I think we had to go through all the kids four times before Elmo broke open to let out all the candy. He really tried to keep it inside.
After the pinata we decided to round all the kids up for cake. We sat the two birthday kids in high chairs and sang to them. Then we gave them each a smash cake. Being the mean mom that I am, I smashed our cake in Ethan's face. He didn't seem to mind one bit.
After the cake, everyone went back in the pool even though it was raining. They had a good time. There was no lightening, so they got to swim for a while with water in and out of the pool. I relaxed a little bit and got to hang out with my hubby for the first time all day.
The party went on until about 8 pm. I really think everyone had fun, which was our main goal. We wanted to honor our kids, but let's be honest, at one year old they could have cared less. We were glad all the guests seemed to enjoy themselves, and we were so grateful for all who took the time to come celebrate the milestone of one year old.