November 17, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday


I love birthdays! And I REALLY love when Ryan and the kids have birthdays. I love to go all out, have parties, make a fun cake, and just have fun.

This week was Eli's birthday and he turned four. I really got into Eli's birthday this year and made sure he knew  that I thought he and his birthday were special.

We started the week by celebrating Eli's birthday and Ryan's grandma's 80th birthday at Ryan's mom's house on Sunday. All of Ryan's family was there and we had such a good time.

IMG_3991 Party with Ryan's family


Opening presents

His actual birthday started out so fun. As I mentioned before Eli does not show a lot of excitement and emotion, but the night before I put some balloons in his room. When he woke up in the morning he came running in my room so excited that there were balloons. It was so fun to see him so excited, and we were just getting started.

When he went out to the living room I had one present for him to open. Through out the day I would pull out a present for him to open, so that it would last the whole day.

I let him choose what he wanted for breakfast. He chose cupcakes. I didn't want to make cupcakes so Ryan asked if he wanted to go to the bakery and pick out his very own donut. He thought that was a great idea, and so that is what we did.

The whole day I didn't do anything but what he wanted. He was in PURE heaven. For lunch we had macaroni and cheese, and for his grand birthday dinner... Frosted Flakes. Yes. Of all the places and choices of food all he wanted was a bowl of Frosted Flakes!  So we feasted upon the yummy goodness. To end the night we let him pick out a movie to rent, and my mom came over and watched it with us. He kept saying all day, "I can do this or that because it is my special day, huh?" I loved it! He got it! I wanted him to know what a special day it was, and I think by the end of the day he knew.

Tonight we had another birthday party for him at our house with my side of the family. It was a monster theme and it was so fun. Eli couldn't wait for HIS party to start.  We played Put the Eye on the monster, Don't munch the Monster, and the adults had races to see who could put the monster puzzle together the fastest. Eli  got many presents and had fun turning four. Thanks everyone that helped Eli have such a fun birthday!!



IMG_4126 Opening presents with the Batman mask on that his cousins gave him

IMG_4100 The party favors

I LOVE this kid. He truly brings so much joy to me and I am so glad he is mine!


Dave & Melissa said...

awesome cake and party! Looks like tons of fun. You are such a fun mommy!

Key Fam said...

I was wondering when you were going to post about his birthday...I had to tell him Happy Birthday!!! It looks like it was such a fun week, with both Ryan's family, his own little fun special day (great choice for dinner by the way...I've been wanting frosted flakes for the last couple of days!), and then the party with your family, too. FUN, FUN!!! Miss you guys!! Happy Birthday, ELI!!!!!

Sierra said...

You are so talented! I can't stand it. Did you make that cake? really though? and did you draw that monster and make the gift tags yourself? Can you help me with Alli's party in january because for once I'd like to have cooler stuff than my sister in law...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Eli!!! I'm excited to see you at Christmas!
Love you,
Aunt Sharon

Heidi P said...

That monster cake is so cute!! Frosted Flakes for dinner? That is my kind of kid! :)

Tiffany said...

All I have to say is I'm going to stop looking at your blog because I realize what a bad mom I am, buying cakes from walmart. JK but really you are amazing.

Ryan & Hayley said...

Lessley that cake is soooo cute! That is my favorite part of birthdays - the cake makin' and decoratin'. One day I might even take a cake decorating class! I loved your idea of letting Eli feel like his day was all his - I might just steel it!

Mangone said...

Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun. Sorry we couldn't make it but we would rather have been there than here. Happy Birthday Eli and I can't believe he's four already sheesh they grow up fast.