Monday, May 07, 2007

A Happy Anniversary (of sorts) for my 200th Post!

I wanted to post my 200th post on May 4th, but work kinda got in the way of that... Humph! I gotta do something about work interfering with the important stuff...

Anyways, I wanted my 200th post to be special - so what better way to do that than to wish my Christopher a Happy 3rd Birthday!! Couldn't make for a better Anniversary, now could it? (for a change!) It was so nice to remember on Friday a time that was much happier in our lives - not clouded by the babies we have since lost. It was fun to be in my kitchen baking Chris' special birthday cake right at the time he was being born three years ago (1:13 pm). It was the best to have a little cake just for him Friday night before his big birthday bash the next day and snuggle up later that night while putting him to bed. This is the first year he will really understand what it means to have a birthday party...and I wanted to make it as special as I could for him for so many reasons. I wanted this party to be a cleansing, of sorts - to start off a time of stress while TTC with a better mind-set for all of us, maybe making the path to adding to our family a little bit better this time around...

We'll see...

So, in honor of Chris' birthday and the cleansing of our spirits at home, I am posting pics from Chris' Birthday Bash on Saturday... Enjoy!

The invitation pic that started the festivities off (we had parents calling asking of funny headgear was required with this pic):
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The "arrival" of the guest-of-honor (or, better put, chomping on chips post-2 1/2 hour nap - soooo glad I set the start time for 3 pm so all kids could nap before the party!):
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Props to CooKoo Anty for making the Diego vest for Chris - unfortunately, he only kept it on for about ten minutes.

Getting wet and messy by the sand and water table:
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The Great Balloon-Break of 2007 (Chris loves balloons), followed by the Diego Pinata (which I have to find a pic of...will add that one later after I remove the big-ass pics of the mommies!):
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Post Great Balloon-Break (gotta love those motorized bubble makers! Entertains for hours!):
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FISH!
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Angelina makes her appearance (sorry for the fuzzy pic - Hubby took this one). I can't believe Chris was ever this tiny!
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My "Masterpiece" - AKA, Chris' cake:
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A series of pics demonstrating why cupcakes are always great at kids' parties:
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A man and his cake - It's a wonderful thing! (Chris dragged a chair from one of the other tables up to his cake so he could eat it by himself!)
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My yard: Single-handedly keeping the makers of Tide in business:
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...And, finally, Mommy and Daddy's present the day after the party (so there was no fighting over who got to drive):
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I am apparently making cakes of children's parties by request now... My Godson insisted that I make his John Deere cake for his June 2nd party. Will post pics of that cake when I make it.

5 comments:

Adrienne said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Chris! And enjoy that rockin' CAT truck.

Enola said...

Great pictures! Happy belated birthday to Chris.

Jessica said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday to Chris! WOW 3 already, time sure does fly. He's still adorable as ever and wow you make some great cakes. Looks like it was a good time overall.

Anonymous said...

Happy Bday Chris!! The party looked like fun and I want a cupcake now!!! nice job!
Di

Amy said...

Happy 3rd Birthday, Chris! Tina, the cake looks awesome!! Great job! I want to buy a monster truck for the boys but feel too bad for Belle! ha,ha