Monday, November 22, 2010

The big 3!

Lil Max officially turned three last week, but we had his celebratory birthday party this past weekend.  For months he had been asking for a "Football cake".  We shook our heads in disbelief for several reasons: a) he doesn't seem to be inclined towards PLAYING any sports -- he prefers to watch others play them; and b) he won't LET us watch football on the TV...  So, you can see why we were surprised when he started telling us over and over (quite emphatically) that he MUST HAVE a FOOTBALL CAKE...

So, anyone who knows me, knows that I like themes...so we had a Football/Sports themed party.  I think it went pretty well...

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The shrine of lil Max

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The football themed goodie bags for the kiddos.
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The football suckers that I labored over for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT.  And yes, I FORGOT to give them to the kids at the end of the night.  I may or may not have cried about it later....
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The craft corner.  Each of the kiddos had a sheet of card stock with their name on it and then a baggie of sports themed foam stickers to make their own Football Art.

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Granna's delicious homemade football cake.  I always remember my mom making me a homemade cake every year for my birthday...it is such a fond memory for me that I want to try to continue that for Max.  Last year we had a store bought cake, and I regret doing that.  Granna graciously offered to make the cake this year, and she did an AWESOME job!


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Grumps made the flags to go around the cake...he thought he was printing them off on red paper...it turned out to be pink.  Luckily for us, lil Max is actually a big fan of pink...

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Everyone was labelling their cups, so Jared took it upon himself to label his beer...just in case.
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Grumps and Sam.
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Payton and Max -- best buddies.

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Auntie Amanda and Connor.
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Nina Bean.

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The kids having a blast in the party room.

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Opening presents...Max was excited about his 'own Puter'

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The Football Cake...proud mom and Max

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Little Prince blowing out his candle.

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The birthday art work.
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Max the morning after the party -- wearing his monkey/turtle pajamas, sock monkey slippers and playing with his balloons.  He is in LOVE with the balloons still.  They have to follow him wherever he goes...

4 comments:

Megan said...

What a fun party - looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

monnie halberg said...

Awesome party! I love so much about it- the crafts, the cake, the wack-a-mole, the new computer present, the balloons and the little friends. I love Max's monkey slippers too.

monnie halberg said...

ooh, and the football pops.

mel said...

Football pops??? Outrageous! I LOVE it!!! That cake is awesome. Happy birthday, Max!