Saturday, March 21, 2009

Jimmy's party

Today was Jimmy's birthday party. Talk about insane. He invited about 13 boys, all of whom were able to come. Usually there is at least one or two who can't make it to a party, so I was surprised when boys kept arriving. And then most of them decided to get on the tramp at the same time. Yeah, we put a stop to that rather quickly. But picture 14 ten year old boys running around, yelling. If you can picture that, you can probably picture how his party went. Let's just say I'm glad it's over and I'm thinking the saying about there being a certain age that one stops celebrating birthdays and that's 10 sounds really good right at the moment.

All in all, they had a good time. He liked all of the gifts he received. I'm sure he'll post about it on his blog. Eventually, anyway.

The theme he chose for his party was "Mouse in Space," which is a story he has written. The school librarian actually has a copy of it in the school library. In keeping with the theme, I made a rocket cake with his character, Cheese the mouse inside. My camera wouldn't really focus very well on the cake, so the pictures aren't very good. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing since I was a little lazy and didn't make sure the lines were as straight as they could be. The kids were all impressed with the cake though. That's all that matters, right? (And there wasn't a single piece left at the end of the party, so that's usually a good sign too. Or a sign that there wasn't quite enough cake. I'm opting for the former and not the latter.)

Jimmy is showing off some of the toys he got. The balls open up to little figures when they get on anything metal. He got 6 at his party. Amazingly, none were exactly the same.
Jimmy and his sisters about to start with the pinata. Which was a big hit, no pun intended. I think the kids just wished it held more candy.
Chaos in the kitchen getting ready for the cake.
Getting ready to blow.
And about to blow....wasn't able to get a picture of the actual blowing out of the candles because the camera kind of froze up on me. And if you didn't notice, we did put the candles in the flame part of the cake. I thought it was a good place for it. That way none of the melting wax got on the actual cake.


Kem said...

Thanks for the invite my boys love it and had an absolute blast.

Monica said...

That looks like it was a really fun party. I am totally amazed that you and your family has survived with so many boys running around in your home too. I loved the cake and what a wonderful idea to put the candels in the flame part of the rocket too. You always do such great cakes!

Jared and Lisa said...

reminds me of what my mom used to do for us kids... we always had scouts, or parties, birthdays, themed... what not. Looks great!

Jimmy said...

I LOVED the Party!