Friday, March 23, 2012

Sake's alive he's 5!!!

This year, we are doing birthday parties for the kids a little different. We decided to venture outside of our home and have the mess somewhere else! (So much better to come home to a clean house afterwards!) Maddox picked a Laser Tag party, and it was soooo FUN! We piled most of the boys in two cars and headed 35 minutes across town to Laser Quest.

The only girl invited was cousin A. We just love her! :) And Big sis B got to have a girlfriend to hang out with!

The anticipation was too much! It was just a great fun time EVEN waiting for the first game to begin!

I would do it differently next time and get a sitter to keep an eye on baby #3, she was very active the entire time!
We got a "Star Wars" cake, per Maddox's request. It had a "laser tag" feel to it!

Then Sunday, we had a family party for him. It was so nice to see how special we think he is! I love letting my kids know, especially around their birthdays, just how lucky we are to have them in our family!

The spread was breakfast for dinner! We had whole wheat banana pancakes, french toast, hashbrowns, eggs, sausage! It was yummy and one of our family's favorite meals!
For dessert, I made 4 different kinds of cupcakes....oreo & chocolate, chocolate & cadbury egg cupcakes, chocolate mint cupcakes and chocolate potato chip cupcakes! They were a HIT!! I got the idea from one of my favorite baking blogs! You should try them, too...with a secret ingredient of mayonaise in the batter!
I also dipped chocolate strawberries and topped them with our favorite crushed candy bars...reeses peanut butter cups, butterfingers, & snickers. (the snickers were a bit carmel-ly and were tougher to top the starwberries with). But were eaten up in no time!
The weather was absolutely beautiful and we opted for an outdoor/indoor seating arrangements.
To my sweet  year old, I love you so much! I am so blessed to have you in our family. You are kind, loving, happy, smart, funny, and all boy!!!

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