Reptile Safari Party

13 May

Holy tornado, the weekend is over! Friday was my oldest kiddo’s 6th birthday, Saturday his party, Saturday night the Mother’s Day ceramic workshop at my studio (read more about that here!), and today, of course, was Mother’s Day. I’m breathless and ready for a chick flick and some hot tea. But not before posting pics, of course! Because if not now then never, I tell you.

The one thing I must say is that if you are ever in need of a reptile show in the LA area, you have to check out The Reptile Family. Matt is energetic, patient, and has a beard as formidable as any I’ve ever seen. I’ll admit that my reason for choosing him in the first place was seriously shallow – he’s the only company that brings the animals in cool “safari” looking wicker baskets as opposed to tupperware. AND he wears khaki. Need I say more? Here he is. Don’t you love him already?

Matt really knows his stuff. He’s full of information, and seriously loves his animals. He’s also patient and doesn’t freak out over anything…even if a child drops his 16 year old turtle (yep, that happened). Call him, you’ll love him as much as I do, I’m sure.

And with that, let the wild rumpus begin!

The birthday boy!

Mama made a snake sandwich! Fresh baked french bread beats Subway any day…and those 6 foot subs can be pricey, yo! Home made is the way to be, especially on a budget.

Matt kicks off the fun with ROACHES. For real. It was gross and thinking about it makes me itchy. The look on the birthday boy’s face says it all here.


Next up, froggy friends!

The whole party may have been worth this single picture. And I took over 600, by the way. The looks on the kids faces were just priceless, I couldn’t stop snapping.

The coolest geckos I’ve ever seen.

Making friends with a Chinese Water Dragon.

Up close and personal.

How cool is this! Playing dead? Sleeping? I don’t know, but it’s adorable!

Brothers. And a few skinks.

Chuck Taylor meets turtle. Long lost cousins, I think.

Toddler meets tortoise. Unrelated.

This took a bit of convincing…as you can see…

…but then he warmed up…

…and before long they were ol’ buddies.

Time for dirt-cakes! (Adorable cake toppers, signs, and pennant banner by the Paper Perfectionist)

And a double candle blowout! You’re impressed by techie skills, aren’t you? Don’t be. It was all my hubby who I will now thank for helping me figure this whole gif thing out. You rock.

Happy 6th Birthday buddy! And Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas out there. I’ve said it before, but my kiddo’s birthdays and Mother’s Day are combined my three favorite days of the year. And yet I’m glad it’s all over. Bed is calling. So with that, Boom Shakalaka Boom Boom, people!

9 Responses to “Reptile Safari Party”

  1. travelleader May 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Wow, the boy is so brave, I can’t believe my eye…

  2. Aryan May 14, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Precious moments & delightful smiles what an amazing day?!

  3. Processing the Light May 14, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    My french bread never comes out looking so good! You must send me or post your recipe!


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