Sunday, October 27, 2013

{Caden's 5th birthday party}

We were so lucky to have such a wonderful day for Caden's party. The weather was nice enough for the kids to bundle up and head outside for a bit. We have quite a few pics from the party. I will describe the items as they appear. I also included some from his birthday. They were on the camera, so I still needed to get them onto the computer:

Here are some pics from Caden's birthday. He was excited to get a package from Ohio:

He also got to open his presents from Mama and Dada on his birthday:

Opening his first science experiment set.
The Bat Cave!
I love this pic. That is his little cake. He wanted Superman.

Here is the start of the party. Here are the boys battling while Maddie diligently works on her super hero mask in the background. I had a Secret Identity Creation Station with black masks that the kids could decorate:

Maddie also finished with her mask.
Lilli worked pretty hard on hers, too.
Super cute!
Lilli had to model hers, too. 

All of the food had a superhero theme. Here are some of the items:
Green Lantern Punch
The Kryptonite Fluff was Watergate salad.
Good old Red Vines.
Caden's birthday party cake. It was a smooth butter cream frosted gluten-free yellow cake.
Even the adults liked the Green Lantern punch. (Dada added some tequila to some of them...)
Another activity I had for the kiddos was finding the Kryptonite in the backyard. I didn't realize this would be such a hit, so I should have made more. All I did was take rocks from our yard and spray paint them Citrus Green. I then hid them around the yard. After they found the Kryptonite, they could come in and get a tattoo if they wanted.

Lilli showing off her tat.
Maddie was really excited to get her Superman tattoo.
The weather was so nice the kids took advantage of just playing. The roller coaster was a hit:

 When it was time to eat, the kids didn't have a problem all cramming together. There were no issues with pushing at all. With that many kids, I found that to be amazing!

Notice the capped cups I bought for the party? Worth every penny...

One of my students made me this awesome city skyline backdrop for the party. (You can see it better in the family pic of us.) Here are all of the kids (sans William and Max):

 Another game we had for the kiddos was to use their x-ray vision. They had to put their hand in a bag, and then they had to use their x-ray vision to guess what they were touching. There were things in there like a slinky, toy dinosaur, skate board... They were all items from the 35 cent section at Party City. The kids did SUPER at this game:

Nathan got a magnifying glass.
Caden guessed a slinky.

Maddie got a squirt gun and Andrew got a mini-pen.
Adin got a dinosaur.
Sully guessed a skateboard.
 After playing a little more, it was time for cake and then presents:

Even though the cake was gluten-free (Mama wanted to eat it, too), the kids still seemed to enjoy it:

Caden was most excited to open his presents...of course:
Doing a great job and remembering to read the cards first.
Super excited for his Ninja Turtle toys.
Baby William thoroughly enjoyed the present opening.

Yay! The new Phineas and Ferb Marvel movie!
The Wonder Women of the house :)
He REALLY wanted these stacking cups.
Baby William...still excited about the present opening.
I will leave you with a pic of our "super" family:

Until later!


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