Friday, May 09, 2008

And a Week to Recover...

Last weekend, we finally celebrated ZBoy's 9th birthday - with a party full of screaming, wet kids. I have a great aversion to plunking down a lot of money for a birthday cake - especially when I can make one at home that he'll be happy with. Ta-da!!! The StarWars Hoth Battle Birthday cake! We already had the figures... just needed to make the cake and add the candle.

9-cake


The pool was finally ready, thanks to Darling Man's TWO WEEKS' worth of efforts. The day was warm enough and the water only just warm enough for the kids to jump in and have great raging water battles. These included not only water guns, but water balloons as well.

9-water battle 9-Filling Balloons
9-Ben 9-Jesse
I spent all day Friday cleaning house and baking the cake. Darling Man took his turn cooking on the grill, turning out delicious hamburgerse and hotdogs enough to satisfy every man, woman, and child at this shindig.

9-Darling Man Cooks

Saturday morning, he took Kida for a long bike ride so she'd be relatively calm with all the strange people around. I think it worked.

9-tired kida

And of course, there were presents - even though I wrote to all the parents and said not to bring them. I guess some things are just ingrained. One of the things ZBoy got was one of those Transformer helmets that changes your voice. We've all taken turns with it, telling jokes, reading books and singing the Oscar Mayer Hotdog song.

9-Party! 9-Party!

After everyone left, we finally found the Happy Birthday masks. ZBoy and his grandmother Buba modeled the masks and the hats for us.

9-Z & Buba 9-mask

Z said it was the best party ever. He had two of his friends spend the night, and they were all so worn out that silence descended before 10pm ever came.

I am glad, however, that it will be another year before we do another party!

8 comments:

kitten said...

Wow! Sounds like yall had a blast!
Happy Birthday Z Boy!
Love the cake! That's what I do also, bake my own!

karisma said...

Looks like a wonderful party! Happy Birthday Big Boy! 123 Splash! Okay that was me jumping in the pool, did I get anyone wet?

Jan said...

Sounds like a roaring good time was had by all. That's the kind of birthday party I like, and I really like your cake, too.

HoosierGirl5 said...

That looks like a great party. Next year can Aaron and I come?

Happy Birthday Z-boy!

J.

Mariposa said...

Happy Birthday Z Boy!

Sounds/ Looks like it was so FUN!

SwampAngel65 said...

Happy belated! Looks like it was a great party...the pool looks so inviting, grilling the burgers - YUM! Happy Day!

grace said...

looks like they had a great birthday party, I can't wait for my baby to be old enough for a pool party

lisa marie said...

Looks like a great party! I made my kids' cakes when they were small but nowadays not so much. I plunk down the big bucks and don't have all the mess. :)

Your cake looks yummy though! Hope you saved me a piece.