Five. count em’. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

28 Nov

ian is 5 years old!!!

 

I can’t hardly believe it.  but it’s true.  he’s 5.  he chose a robot theme for his birthday party and carin ran with it! 

the invite:

Moveable arms and legs attached with a “screw” brad.  Lots of cut out pieces and glueing.  after several late nights and calling in Amanda for an all nighter, Carin admitted her creation might have been a bit more work than she anticipated.  no matter, the invites got in the mail and in at least one case, the small one loved it so much that he spent the rest of the day playing with his new robot toy,  talking like a robot and walking like a robot.

and the cake!: 

emulating the invite, this robot boast 5 cake mixes, 7 pounds of powdered sugar, 2 pounds of butter, and 15 eggs.  and untold minutes of construction!  We have slinky arms and legs and a cake plate that looks like robot legs!

and there was CAKE POPS!

silver, green and orange pops in a galvanized bucket on a spring (i neglected to get that part of it in a pic) and in a silver paint can as well as in little orange and green buckets for the guests table.  The little stick tags had the number 5 and some gear images or said Thank You in a robot font.

and of course, there was PRESENTS!

arranged on top of the quilt carin made.  We again were behind on schedule and didn’t get the binding attached or sewed down but……that’s life right?!?!  I’ll do a separate post on the details of the quilt- you know because of my self imposed 10 picture maximum per posting!

Ian was quite the little host.  He called everyone to come and eat pizza, was enthusiastic about each gift (even the batteries!), and had hugs and smiles for everyone!

ian in robot mode

“humanoids!  Come eat cake!”

Ian on his way to preschool with his birthday treats!

 

 

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7 Responses to “Five. count em’. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5”

  1. Jody November 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    What a lot of work, but SO fabulous! Ian is one blessed boy!

  2. Tammie November 28, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    You all just know how to party! I think I need you guys to do a party for me sometime! Very cute!

  3. Sybil November 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Everything looks fab. Love the pic of Ian & Kaiden with their tongues out. I’m using the invite as a bookmarker.

  4. Freda Henderson November 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Happy Birthday Ian!!!!

  5. Karen November 29, 2011 at 7:09 am #

    It was a lovely party and everything looked and tasted wonderful. The birthday boy is quite entertaining….. I never saw anyone get so excited over batteries. Too funny!

  6. Cynthia November 29, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Wow! You can start your own party planning business. I know you are documenting each party, so I can hardly wait until your book is published. Ian with mini-me Kaiden and tongues out needed for the heavy job of pop-cake holding…reminds me of Granddaughter Aliyah-7 and little mini me sister, Annabelle 5 following the lead sibling.

  7. Jannell Scott December 9, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    I think I want to be your grandchild. Wow!

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