Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Party On

Saturday night we hosted Ryan's belated and postponed birthday party. Ryan, of course, had no idea what was going on. Our party served a dinner of Italian Beef sandwiches, roasted garlic potatoes and fruit salad. Italian for a Chinese boy. Sounds American to me.

After dinner it was time for dessert.

Julia and I decorated a cupcakes and a layer cake. Jenna and Ryan were fascinated with the cupcakes. (My dad is wiping Ryan's nose here.)

Silly me didn't think to take a picture of the cupcakes and cake before we ate most of them. Since Ryan couldn't tell us what he wanted, Julia and I decided to make monster cupcakes. The kids, of course, couldn't wait to get their hands on cup cakes loaded with candy.

Ryan wasn't sure what to think about all of us singing Happy Birthday. He seemed more entranced with the burning candle in front of him. My nephews and niece are around him-- Zach, Dillon and Caitlin. When we finished singing I told him to blow out the candle, which he did like a champ.

That's my boy! My boy likes cake and ice cream, but mostly ice cream.

Dillon hamming it up for the camera. You should see the other poses he made for me. Janne', you should be quite proud. (My SIL Janne' was on a girls weekend with her friends.)

Jenna eating ice cream. I think she ate the candies off the cup cake and that was it.

Next it was time for presents. Since Christmas wasn't that long ago, Ryan figured out pretty quickly what to do with a stack of presents. Oh yeah, and at this point Ryan isn't wearing any pants. It was a pretty wild party after all. He had a pretty messy diaper after his ice cream and I was so busy being the hostess with the mostest that I completely forgot to get him another pair of pants. One day he'll hate me for it, but I have some time to make up for it.

He and Emma love the Little People bus Emma got for Christmas so I asked my parents to get him a Little People airplane. It was a huge hit.

Kevin and his crew got Ryan this Cars fire truck. Another huge hit.

Julia got Ryan a Hi Ho Cheerio game. It was a huge hit with Julia, Jenna and the cousins. But what was Ryan doing?

Lovin' on his new Mr. Potato Head. Who can resist a personified spud?

19 comments:

Beth said...

I love little kid birthday parties! and oh my Mr Potatoe Head...awesome gift!

annie kelleher said...

how cute!!! great cupcakes, too!!

Erika said...

Love that last pic! Too cute! And I love the tiles on your fireplace, too!

JD said...

He just gets more and more adorable every stinkin' minute!!!!!! LOVED the pics, the play-by-play, the post... Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Sweet cupcakes!

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Great photos...Ryan looks so happy and is adorable. I love your monster cupcakes...I think I might steal that decorating idea!

Crystal said...

Cute cupcakes! Glad Ryan enjoyed his party!

Elizabeth said...

Awww! What a great birthday party. He looks like such a sweety.

Jill said...

What an awesome birthday...those monster cupcakes definitely bring to mind YO GABBA GABBA!!!!

Jill said...

I have to add here that one of my favorite childhood games was Hi Ho Cheerio!!!

I am Harriet said...

Ha. What a fun post!

Brandy said...

You guys did a FANTASTIC job on those cupcakes...they look so good I want one now. :}

The party looked like a complete success. Even without pants.

Anita said...

Cute boy!!

Kristin said...

Awww! He's so cute! My Lily got that same LP Airplane for Christmas and she loves it too! It looks like y'all had a great time. I love it when they're younger...the parties are so much simpler!

Sarah said...

Great cupcakes!

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

Tricia said...

Those cupcakes were adorable. Hattie might like those for her party.
Ryan will have to get you for the no pants pictures. How COULD you? :)

momma said...

what a great party and i love the cupcakes!!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful birthday for Ryan! And classic gifts too. Ones I gave my teens years ago. Those are the best presents!!

The Johnson 5 said...

I'm so glad everyone is feeling better and Ryan had such a nice birthday party!!

Pants, who needs pants? I have more pictures of my 3 when they were under 4 with no pants than with pants on.

There only young once!

Megan said...

Looks like a fun belated birthday party! The cupcake are too cute!