Yesterday our (not so) little Snuggles turned 4 years old!
We arrived home from a 4-Day Camping Trip/Retreat on Sunday night, and the older kids all started a week long Golf Camp on Monday, so I really needed to keep his birthday simple. There were so many ideas online (I especially wanted to make this lunch and these cookies), but they will have to be saved for another time. Instead we spent the afternoon swimming in our outdoor pool, opening gifts, and eating ice cream cake, cupcakes, and pizza!
Snuggles had been talking about his birthday for months, letting me know that he really wanted a Toy Story Birthday and that the only present he wanted was an "Up-Higher Buzz" (Up-Higher = Bigger). You know, the one that talks, has a laser that lights up, and pop out wings...
My older boys had all the Toy Story toys but, even though I don't think I would have gotten rid of them (Buzz and Woody were their favorites for a few years), they are gone. . . So, I broke down and bought another overpriced plastic toy and that makes noise, but I knew that was all it would take to make our little guys birthday perfect. :)
He was also very excited about getting his very own box of Toy Story Fruit Snacks. . .
... and a Red Ryder Scooter!
I was just so overwhelmed when I started looking at cakes online Monday, and way too tired to stay up late to make one myself, so I decided to just pick one up in town. Unfortunately Baskin Robbins needs a 24 hour notice to decorate a cake, and my favorite local cake store just closed, so that left DQ and the first store sent me over to their other location where Olga, their Cake Decorator, was working. Thankfully she was more than willing to work with me and found an undecorated Oreo Blizzard cake in the back (Oreo is a favorite in our home), and then she added some lime green spray and blue frosting. I thought the chunks of Oreo in the ice cream sort of made the top of the cake look like the moon with the Green Three Eyed aliens and Buzz/Rocket from the Toy Story Candle Set on the top.
I also made some cupcakes to go along with the ice cream cake, using Toy Story Picks and Papers, but you can't really see the cupcake liners since I made chocolate cake instead of white. Oh well!
Snuggles was so cute blowing out her candles, and didn't mind a bit of help from his little sister.
On his way home from work Daddy picked up pizza from
Papa Murphy's Pizza Planet, which was another hit with our picky little eater. Overall he had a wonderful birthday!