Monday, February 21, 2011

Gus's Birthday Party

or alternate title.....

Probably The Last Birthday Party I Ever Put On


Seriously, what was I thinking?  Why couldn't I have just booked a Chuck E. Cheese's Party Package?  They were too young and there were way too many boys to attempt a baking party (there were a few more boys missing from this picture).  But I had seen this cute idea on One Charming Party and Amy Atlas and had visions of seated, attentive children with their adorable little chef's hats on, happily shaping pizza dough......

You would think I've had enough Mom-experience to know better.

I can laugh about it now that it's over.  Although it took me a day or two to recover.  But Gus thought it was pretty much the best day he's ever had in all of his five years.  So, mission accomplished in the end.  It was just almost the end of me!

This is what Gus does when I tell him to smile for a picture.
Or this.
(Notice Chuck the seal in his chef's hat.)

We did pizzas, soft pretzels, fruit kabobs, jello jigglers, and cupcakes. Whew!!  I know! Right?
And then it was time for the birthday cake.
I absolutely adore this picture.  I love the look on that little face.  The magic of this moment shining in his 5-year-old eyes.  Love. it.
Aaaahhh.  The rainbow cake.
(Took me most of a day to make but I shall not dwell on that.)

And Gus's favorite part of the whole party!  Opening the presents.
It was a frenzy & he loved every minute of it!

And then my mom & I practically collapsed on the floor.

I thought about calling my visiting teachers to bring me a meal.
(kidding)


And now for .....


Gus's Favorites at Five!

Favorite thing about being five........."cuz I can climb shelves"

Favorite color................................. green

Favorite toy................................... Chuck the seal

Favorite pillow............................... penguin pillow pet

Favorite thing to eat....................... kiwi & cookies

Favorite baby................................. baby Caroline

and What do you want to be when you grow up?........a pool guy


Happy Birthday GusMan!

                  

16 comments:

HollyC said...

What a great day! Happy Birthday, Gus! Pool man, huh? My little man wanted to be a trash truck driver...and proudly told everyone he met;0)

Ammie said...

The rainbow cake....I've wanted to attempt that one for awhile. I'm impressed with how even your layers are!!

Lisa said...

Ya...what were you thinkin! Looks like it was fun for all! We Moms do CraZy things for our kids. Gus has the bestest mom ever!

shawni said...

Holy cow, that is amazing. I bet he was in Heaven.

Steph said...

Great party! And with all that you made...whew!

Love Chuck the Seal being a part of it too.

I'd love the rainbow cake instructions. ;) And can't wait to see what you do for Caroline's 1st birthday!

Lanny's Favorites said...

If you decide to pass along the instructions on how to make the Rainbow Cake, I would be interested. Rylee's BDay is in 2 weeks and we are doing a "baking" party, too!!! Thank you for confirming my level of insanity :)
xoxo

Michelle said...

LOL... I was logged into an account I created for my dad a while ago... oops!!

Tracerz said...

Wow! I am in awe of your beautiful blog! AND the fact that you hosted a 5-year-old's birthday party!! It looks like it was tons of fun though (and I love that huge beanbag thing in the living room!). You have such a cute family and you take wonderful pictures! Yay! =D

Robyn said...

And what a handsome Pool Boy he'll be!

brandy said...

I was so inspired by this post that I am throwing my 4 year old daughter a Baking Party next week! The preparations are coming along but I can't seem to find the paper baking hats. Could you tell me where you found them? My email is bmdunaway@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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