Monday, May 04, 2009

Birthday Recap

FINALLY. I'm such a lagger...
So the boy is a year old. We had a small party. I don't usually do the theme thing, but my kid is so entranced with Veggie Tales, that's what we ended up with. ALL of hub's family came, so with just our two immediate families and ourselves - we had 17 people, plus a couple of friends and their little one. We kept it simple, did build-your-own sandwiches, some pasta salad, chips, and a bucket of drinks on ice. All the kids got to play on the playground and wear themselves out:

Some swinging
Dad and Carie dozing in the sun
And going down the slide!
First off - the cupcakes. OY.
I thought about getting red "bob the tomato" type cupcakes, but I was worried about all the kids getting dyed from all that red frosting and with Easter being the next day, I decided to play it safe and just order regular ones from Costco. Hubs and I went and got the order form, but they had Eastery looking cupcakes on the shelf with pink and yellow decorations and I wanted to make sure there would be no pink on his cupcakes, so I talked to a lady and told her I wouldn't mind some blue decor, but I didn't want them to be all blue. She assured me they wouldn't be, said she'd handle it herself. Fast forward to the day before his party, my lovely sister in law Carie offered to pick them up for me. She called me on her cell...
"K - ummm, did you know they are blue?"
"your cupcakes are blue...I just wanted to make sure you knew that"
"what do you mean they're ALL BLUE?"
"yup - all blue, like Cookie Monster blue"
But I didn't know what else to do and knew I wouldn't have time to pick another batch up in the morning - so I shrugged and said what the least we have cupcakes right? They'll be Madame Blueberry cupcakes! hehehe
Except that...dude...cookie monster blue was right on the money...they were B-L-U-E. Observe:

(you know, I just realized - he had on this really cute shirt that said 1st birthday on it - and since I covered it up with this gray thing, I don't have ANY pictures of the birthday shirt...oops!)
Afterwards, hubs and I headed to the bathroom to do some damage control - but his teeth (along with everyone else's) and his face and his hair were all dyed blue...He kinda looked like he was going to a rave little punk.

We opened presents and he got some way cool stuff...a basketball hoop, a train set, a bunch of BOY stuff like balls and tractors, some nice new clothes (including a bomber jacket that I need to take a picture of), and my mom painted him his very own rocking chair with his name on it.

My mom also showed up with these FABULOUS cardboard cutouts that she painted her very own self of Larry the Cucumber, Bob the Tomato, and the French Peas (my faves). My neices wanted to do a "puppet show" of sorts, and so she made them not only for decoration, but to be used for the show as well. It was so stinking cute - I saved them so I can put them up somewhere in his room...

He's like "BOB! You're so flat! what happened!" hahahaa

All in all - a good day full of family and friends and blue frosting!


2boymommy said...

so fun! we are doing a veggie tales party this month too, well mostly larry boy.

Jeannett Gibson said...

So cute! And those cut outs are awesome! Looks like you guys had lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

I am laughing about cupcakes.

On so many levels.


samantha jo campen said...

Dude, you weren't kidding about the blue. Holy geeze! But that's what makes it so awesome.

Those cardboard cut outs are AMAZING. She did a fabulous job! Looked like a great party!

Joanna said...

Love the cut-outs..your mom is so talented...

...for Ally's first birthday we had her 'smash' cake decorated as a ladybug. I totally wasn't thinking about the giant BLACK, black frosting is a PITA to get off...ugh!

Kelly said...

What a fun birthday! Cookie Monster blue was exactly right! Dig in, little man!

Love the rocking chair and Veggie Tales cut outs... your mom is very talented.

A year old already!? Crazy.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun party! LOVE the blue cupcake shots!

Natalie D said...

aww love the veggie tales. The blue cupcakes are hilarious - too funny! looks like a great time!