Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yikes # 2 - Another September 15, 2012 Birthday

Since Timothy and Christopher share a birthday, we usually combine activities to make it easier on Mommy.  We also have a tradition in our family that on your 8th birthday, you get to have a "real" party.  The birthday boy picks the theme, invites his friends and we do a birthday here at home.  This year it was Timothy's 8th birthday, so he got to have his "real" party...but what about Christopher?  Well, we didn't want to just ignore his special day, so we invited Grace, Rachel and Josh to share Christopher's day with an Eric Carle themed birthday.  (Aunt Darlene was very pregnant with the twins at this point, so it was really a day of giving her a break and letting Christopher have some friends share his birthday.)  Fun, fun, FUN!! 

Ummm...my first attempt at chocolate brownie cupcakes for Christopher's cake.  BOMB!  These looked PATHETIC, but have no fear!  Martha is NOT going to waste all this work!  I figured out a way to still use these reject cupcakes to make a cute little cake for the party.

We played Pin the Tail on the Elephant...

... got excited over gifts ...

loved opening gifts ...

... and had the cutest Very Hungry Caterpillar cake ever!

What a happy little 6 year old we have now!

Happy Birthday, Christopher!  We love you!

YIKES! September 15, 2012

Well, with Stephen's birthday coming up so quickly here, I realized that I never did share Timothy's 8th birthday party on here - from September 15, 2012!  Blogging just hasn't been a priority these days, but in the back of my mind I think about this birthday post often because his party was * so * much * fun * !!!!!  Timothy is one creative dude and he pretty much planned his entire party, including his cake.
Guess what the theme of the party was?
Several days before the party we worked on making the pinata - a pig!

For our snacks we had broken eggs...

... sticks for nests ...

... pigs in a blanket ...

... berries for birds ...

Timothy is thrilled with his new Angry Bird stuffies!

And a new shirt.

Timothy's masterpiece cake.  It was totally workable, too!  He used a simple fondant type of candy to make his birds and pigs and created his towers out of chocolate wafer cookies.  The pretzel rod sling shot with black licorice was carefully crafted so that it could actually throw the birds at the pigs!

What a cool cake!

See all the blue fluffy birds and a few red ones made out of yarn?  We made Angry Bird pompoms for a craft and the kids got to use them for games out in the yard and then took them home as part of their party favors.

The pinata was a hit!  (har har har)

What a special 8th birthday this was for Timothy!  So thankful that the day was beautiful enough that they could create all their Angry Bird towers and games outside.  He definitely had a memorable bithday!