Sunday, June 03, 2007

Happy Birthday to Will

Will had a great birthday. When he woke up he saw his dinosaur shirt hanging on his closet door. The first thing he said was..."Is it June 3? Is it my dinosaur party day?" I asked him what he wanted for breakfast....

"cake"....uhm, this is not Bill Cosby's house...try again.

"cheese eggs"....that's more like it. I usually make it with cheddar cheese, but he really LOVES it the way Mike makes it with Velveeta. So since he was king for the day, I made it that way. As I was tearing some to put on the top, they were shaped like little triangles, so I told him they were dinosaur teeth. He got a kick out of that and couldn't believe that there were "real" dinosaur teeth on his Daddy-cheese-eggs.

His cake turned out very cute. Though I did notice when I picked it up I failed to tell them to put "Happy Birthday Will"....but as you can see, there really wasn't any room. Those little plastic dinosaurs roar. This is a cupcake cake from Walmart. We discovered these cakes a few birthday party's ago. I love it, you simply pull a cupcake messing cutting. I was really impressed with how much detail there was.

These are the foofoo cute cookies. They are from Laura Poland, the owner was great to work with. I emailed a copy of his invitation, and she customized the colors. They come already wrapped in clear cellophane and a matching ribbon! I simply put these in a little dinosaur tin bucket with a balloon tied to them for the favor. The cookies are amazingly good! I will definitely be ordering some in October for the Princess birthday I am sure Livi will want.

Mike sent Will a video of him singing Will happy birthday. He wanted to see his "daddy birthday song" while everyone was there. He knows how to manipulate the laptop to play it over and over.

The party went very well. We had a bouncey house that a neighbor owns. She offered to let us use it Saturday morning. I am glad I took her up on it, it wore the kids out! The dinosaur dig was a big hit, but very messy. The sand dried out, so it is now spread all over the porch. Oh all in good fun and a bithday I am sure Will will remember.

Once the party was almost over, there were still a few friends from his school here. I knew one present from his Aunt Mary and Uncle Anselmo was this (this is the picture from the PBK website) he opened it and they played with it for almost an hour. I was hoping to burn off some of that sugar they had consumed all day!

It worked on Will, he was exhausted and went right to sleep. Livi on the other hand, didn't go to sleep until almost 9:30.....these are my kids who are usually in bed asleep by 7:30!

Note to self: After action report:

* The only thing I would do differently is move the sand activity off the porch.

*Also, a big thanks to nice neighbor J who I asked to take pictures. She loved playing with my new camera. I was thankful to be able to run the party and not worry about pictures. This deployment has shown me that I need to ask for help when I need it.


Toni said...

Looks like y'all had a fantastic time! I ♥ the cookies!

tulipmom said...

I'm so glad the party was a success! Love the cupcake cake (brilliant!) and those cookies are amazing!

I also like to reflect after a party or trip and jot down some notes about what to differently next time.

MilkMaid said...

Looks like a great party!

Designated picture peeps ARE a wonderful thing when you are the hostess....and Daddy Eggs. How cute is that??

Heather said...

I love the cookies and the cake! Soo cute! I'm glad you all had a good time!

Lisagh said...

What a fun party! Love those cookies.

patti_cake said...

Great party! I"m glad it all went so well :)

Thirty-One Trendy said...

So cute! Did the kids really like the sprinkler ball? Does it roll around?

sisters with style said...

It sounds like you guys had a fabulous party. Those dino cookies are adorable. Let me know how the sprinkler ball works. I've always wanted to get one for my kiddos.

Wendy said...

Hapy Birthday Will! Looks like it was fun! We have that sprinkler but Jaykeb doesn't like it yet. He doesn't like water on his head. Those cookies are adorable! I may have to order some of those for the next birthday!

tommiea said...

toni-we had a great time, the cookies were really good!

tulipmom-I have a "control journal" with various lists...I just add little notes to make it easier next year.

milkmaid-yes, he cooks much differently than I do...

heather- thanks!

lisagh- we did have fun, he said it was the best day ever.

patti-cake- I am so worried about doing everything since hubby is not here. I just know I am going to miss something brush Will's teeth day of party.

Now I have that on my list!

31 trendy-yes, they loved it!

sisters with style- it does but not as big as sprays as the ad

wendy- Will never liked being sprayed, but the big kids were doing it, so he did.

KatBliss said...

Happy Birthday Will! And great job to Mom! :)

Beth said...

I am so glad his birthday went well...those cookies look fab!!!! May have to do some for the Moose's birthday!

Haley-O said...

Happy Birthday Will!!! That's one crazy cake! CRAZY! Glad everyone had fun at the party! :)