Saturday, January 21, 2012

3rd Birthday Bash

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. 
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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.
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The kids had a blast playing with the balloons that Dustin blew up and were all over the living room floor.
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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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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All in all it was a great party and fun way to celebrate another year with our awesome little man!
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  1. Sounds like a great party! I love the tractor tipping game. What a great idea!

  2. Wait-- did I miss something? morning sickness? Are you pregnant?

  3. CUTE!!! We are not doing anything very elaborate for Marlee this year...about 2-3 kids is all. I am just so tired, and she's not going to remember her 3rd bday party so I'm not inviting everyone and their dog like normal.

    Looks like ya'll had fun!

  4. Congrats on your pregnancy! How exciting!

    Looks like a fun party! The cake looks perfect.

  5. Colton has that same racecar/tow truck magnetic puzzle!! The cake does look great.

  6. what an amazing cake.. I wish I could do that.. I hope you get to feeling better that sickness is no fun at all.. Have a great day.. Yes, it is not fun to drive in crazy weather...


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