Saturday, September 20, 2008

Robots and Rabble-Rousers!

Alex had a Robot-themed birthday party on Friday. It was a lot of fun! He wanted all of his closest buddies and cousins and even his friends' older and younger siblings, who he considers his friends too, so there were all different ages represented and lots of kids!

Here's the cake...
(I don't usually do homemade cakes, so I was quite proud of myself! I got my idea here)


I put the licorice on straight for his mouth, and Alex said, "No Mom! It's gotta be a smile." So he curved the licorice (despite my No Touching rule) and said, "That's better!" We named him A-Bot (Aggie-bot wouldn't fit.)


It was PAINFUL to cut him. I grew quite attached to A-bot. We'll miss you little buddy! The kids all enjoyed you!
Here's the birthday boy...


We had a Mr. Robot-O Dance-Off on the greenbelt first...John was the DJ and the kids had some great moves...





Love his little hands

Jake and Hannah bustin' a move!


Crazy Cousin Mason

Cute Kiera!

The kids got a little parched so John helped them out...


Then we headed into the backyard for some trampoline fun...

Then there was pizza and the cake...



Drewbie, Aggie, and Trenton

Andi, Hannah, Neve, and Tessa
Then John got out the blower?? (Which was a hit.)



And then the pinata to end the party! More robot-theme with the Transformer.



Go Aggie!

Sweet swing Brooke!

Nice one Coleman!

Go Hannah--this shot looks dainty but she hit it something fierce!

Love this shot of poor Gavin! I think he was afraid he wouldn't get a turn but we made sure everyone got a couple of swings, even after the candy poured out!
And off they went with their party favors.

Happy Birthday Alex!
Thank you to Britt for taking such amazing pics! (I wanted to post them all but I think I already posted too many! I can't help it. I often have that problem.)

14 comments:

Marilyn said...

Soooo cute, Annie! The cake is adorable - great job on it and everything else. It appears to be a perfect party in every way. Love you all so much!!! G&G

Matt said...

How fun. We are so sad we missed it. I'll make sure Morgan doesn't see the pictures or she'll be sad.

Karen S said...

Sorry. That was me.

Britt said...

We had so much fun. We meaning all our family minus Neve. So sorry about her drama. It was a great party.

Lisa Marie said...

These pictures are amazing! What kind of camera does Britt use? We are in the market for a new one!

Kenny and Linsey said...

A-Bot is A-mazing! There is no such thing as too many pictures.

Hailey Kandell said...

awesome cake, how cute are you??

Rach said...

We had so much fun! It was a great party, my kids (and I) were bummed to have to leave early.

Farrah said...

Wow Annie I am SO impressed with that cake!!!!!!!! Seriously. Way cool. And Alex is a doll. I think Georgia is the baby that was supposed to be in your family but the stork dropped off in ours. Everytime I see pics of your kids (espec. Alex and Owen) I think she looks like their sibling.

Camille said...

Cute cake! i am so proud of you! i would grow attached to that cake too! love you girl!

cmontroy said...

OMG! (Gosh) My sweet Annie has gone homemaker! What an awesome cake! So impressed! I tried to make my own cake one year and since then i have bought them. Not my cup of tea. What a fun party! I am combining Claire and Kaylee's party this year and doing it at the bounce place. So not in the mood for home parties while i am busy getting fat. But combining the two made it suprisingly cost effective! And the best part no work for me :)
Love you!!!!

Leisa Waldron said...

So cute, and the blower things is hilarious! What a fun party, and awesome cake too!

Mandi Crockett said...

i'm going to start calling you martha! that cake is adorable!

Jen Lynn said...

Hey guys (It's Jenni Stapley)
I'm snooping on blogs from Matt and Karen's page.

Anyways...

Does John ever get any comments about how he looks like jason bateman? I keep thinking that as I stalk through here.