Saturday, August 18, 2012

Joe's 8th Birthday

Dear Joe,
Me:  You have turned out to be the greatest 8 year old I know.
Joe:  Did you think I wouldn't?

Your 8th birthday invitations...



I made these "official membership cards" and after you filled them out I had them laminated...


You helped me make this sign and we hung it in the front yard...


I made these nets out of tulle on my serger...


and used fabric to cover some composition notebooks I got for fifty cents each to make "field journals."



Your cake...


You don't like frosting, so this was a lemon buttermilk cake, layered with raspberry whipped cream and lemon curd, with a butter/sugar icing of sorts on the top to help the berries stick...  and those are last year's candles (plus one.)


The nets were assembled using a coat hanger, a hose clamp, a wooden dowel and some tape...



We also had a station where you could hammer holes into a mason jar lid to make a bug jar...


And James got to taste cake for the first time...



But the whole party started off with Dan, "The Creature Man"...




Your birthday gift...


You're in love...


And so are we...


4 comments:

  1. My goodness!! How precious was his party!! Both kids (especially Charlie) were horrified to hear that they were missing Joe's party! Charlie even remembered to mention it while we were on holiday, on Friday! I've promised that we will have a play date soon... and Charlie is adamant that Joe hosts another club meeting, as Charlie desperately wants to use his membership card!

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    1. Sorry... didn't sign my name! hee-hee!! Elisa

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  2. I would like to reiderate that if I ever have children, I am sending them to you to be raised!!!! ;) Amazing, seriously you are a super genius!

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