Austin’s birthday party was today and it was a lot of fun! The weather did not cooperate, but it is January so we knew that it was a long shot. We had nine kids attend, three of which were here briefly and had other engagements.
I was pleased with the way the cake turned out. I hoped to finish it last night, but had a bought of “morning sickness” last night. I did not throw up, but felt like I was going to. So I finished the cake today. I also made a bunch of cupcakes which were more popular last year, but this year the kids were more into the cake. I didn’t get an up close picture with the candles, but I got a Cars set that had a Mater, a McQueen and a Piston Cup candle.
The kids had a blast playing with the balloons that Dustin blew up and were all over the living room floor.
We ate some pizza for lunch.
The kids were itching to go outside and play, and it was drizzling so we thought, oh well, it can’t be that bad right? So the kids went out, then the rain opened up and it poured.
Then we did a pinata while the kids were outside. It was the toughest pinata I have ever seen. We had the kids take three hits and went up by age. We had to go through three rounds before they barely broke it enough to get the candy out.
After the pinata is actually when we did the cake, I just put the pictures out of order. After the cake the kids played "tractor tippin’”. I printed out pictures of the tractors from the movie Cars and taped them to water bottles. Then the kids had to make a honking noise and bowl a ball and knock over the tractors.
We wrapped up the day by having Austin open presents. He was getting tired by this point so he was a little apprehensive at first. He eventually go into it and he got a BUNCH of cool gifts.
All in all it was a great party and fun way to celebrate another year with our awesome little man!