Sunday, March 15

Peter's Birthday Party!

Peter's birthday party, this year, was AFTER his actual birthday, which caused a lot of confusion on his part and many repeated questions, like "Is my birthday party TODAY?" - which after the first 15 times of being asked this question, with the exact same answer following, his question turned into . . . . "I wish I could have my birthday party today". Cleaver.
Well, the day has finally arrived!! And, we seem to have started our day off to the tune of 'It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To' in our heads. I had to mention to Peter that he better not think for one minute that he cannot get in trouble today, just because it's his birthday party.
We invited 6 little boys (all under 4) and their parents to this Dinosaur-Themed Birthday Party. Peter woke up from his nap to find 6 large blow-up dinosaurs around the house and decorations everywhere. He was quite excited!
This year, because of Tim being unemployed, we had to step outside of our 'comfort zone's and ask for help for Pete's party. My mom offered to bring a homemade mac and cheese dish, my in laws brought a relish tray, Caralee brought ice cream, my best friend Becky brought a green bean casserole and a taco bake and my friend Erin brought a fruit bowl. It was amazing! Tim fired up the grill for the hamburgers and we ate like kings. It was delicious food!!!

So, because of our 'cost cuts', I decided to make Peter's birthday cake this year, instead of buying one (which we usually do). I couldn't have been more proud of my work than when Peter saw it and lit up! It was perfect!

I let Peter pick out the flavor of his birthday cake . . . . . .

He picked red velvet.

I even let him pick the very first piece.

He wanted the head.

The Result:

It was rather disturbing.

The kids had a blast, and the parents were excited that the kids were all wore out by the time everyone left, so all in all, it was a good day!


Becky :) said...

it was a fun party! Thanks!

Erika Cargle said...

OH I love the dinosaurs!! That is awesome... great job on the cake, it looked awesome!

DrMommy said...

How fun!! Good job on the cake, Mom!!!

Jen said...

You did a great job on the cake! Glad everyone had a fun time!

Libby said...

Great party! Seems like it was a smash!
Poor dinosaur, oh well, he looked fabulous in his prime, before Peter beheaded him!
It was a great looking cake!