Monday, October 24, 2011

Trunk or Treat and Caden's birthday party

Last weekend was pretty busy! We had Trunk or Treat for the kids at Our Savior's Lutheran Church (Jay and Linda's church) on Saturday. The kids had a great time. Caden even won for the cutest costume. I think that Lilli was the cutest, but I wasn't going to argue :) The kids played games, ate snacks, did some crafts, and ended the time by trunk-or-treating in the parking lot. Fun was had by all!


 Loving the cupcake he "won" in music chairs






Lilli plays musical chairs with Dada. Cousin Andrew plays with Grandma's help


Happy girl


Craft time!


Parading around the church to show the costumes

 
What a good lookin' family :)

 
Posing in the "alien car"

Cousin Andrew takes a crack at the pinata

Cousin Adin takes a turn

Caden has to get into the action, too!

Trunk-or-treating!

Caden got pretty good at saying "Trick or Treat."

Cutie cousins

All the cousins!

The rest of Saturday was dedicated to getting ready for Caden's birthday party for Sunday. The majority of the time I spent on the cake. Of course I had to get the Buzz Lightyear Wilton cake pan. I knew it would take quite awhile to decorate it, but WOW it took a long time. It took me around 1 hour to mix all the different colors after I made the large batch of butter cream frosting. Then it took 3 1/2 hours to decorate the cake. Was it worth it? Yep. Here is the result:


Caden was pretty pleased, too. Here he is checking it out:


He had a great time at his party and was pretty well behaved. Here are some highlights from the party.

 
The cupcakes

 Look how carefully he reads his cards :)

Buzz Lightyear laptop!

Super cute helper, Nathan

Blowing out his candles

The cousins enjoying some cake. No shirts to prevent dirty shirts :)

Lilli enjoys a cupcake after she wakes up. She slept through the ENTIRE party :)

Thank you to everyone who came to make his party so special.

Tomorrow is his actual birthday, so we plan to get him a little ice cream cake and let him open the gifts from us. It should be a good day. I'm sure I'll have more pics.

 It's hard to believe it's already been 3 years! It seems like just yesterday he looked like this:


Night!

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