Wednesday, March 31, 2010


My goodness I am way behind in posting!  Not that I haven’t been reading everyone’s post, but I just haven’t gotten around to posting myself….so here’s for you Ryan!

While visiting up North for Ryan’s birthday party this was the happenings for the weekend.

Much preparation went into the little get together, Camille never does anything “small”.  Gotta love this girl!  Such a sweet mama.

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The makings of Ryan’s BD cake which started on Friday and by the evening Camille had started frosting it.  “This is going to be a monster cake” she told me…so we left it and took off to Friday night ‘craft night’ which happens each and every Friday night…at Jessica’s.  I think 6 or 7 girls showed up.  They make all kinds of fun crafty things.  Everyone was doing Easter stuff.  We got home around midnight (and that is early folks) (I heard a couple of the girls stayed until after 3 am!) and Camille decided to finish the cake in the morning.

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Mr. Monster cake didn’t stand like she wanted so he ended up just lying down….a one eyed 3 horned green colorful monster!   Ryan loved it!


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You can’t go wrong making a monster cake… anything goes……



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Time for Papa to help blow up balloons and put string on the balloons to hang from the ceiling.  Papa is a good helper…..


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They were hung  with great care……..



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The guests arrived and the pizza party began for the children…while the adults had a scrumptious sloppy joe with the fixins!

One way to get children to eat a whole piece of pizza is to have them make their own….march 2010 misc 2 028  you just thaw Rhodes rolls and let them choose their toppings.  It was a huge hit!  Very clever idea isn’t it?!



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smash it flat with your little hands and put whatever your little heart desires on the pizza and eat some pepperoni and olives while you are deciding…

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Place all the little party pizza’s on a corn meal sprinkled baking pan and…….



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in just a few minutes you have a perfect smiley face pizza man! ummm yum!


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Now the best part of all is the look and anticipation of Ryan waiting for all the candles to be lit on his cake…


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I love this little guy!


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There is nothing better than a party to celebrate a special birthday boy!

Can you say……….. CHEEEZZZEE


It was fun to be in the company of family and friends…. Thanks Camille and Mike for a fun weekend of special memories to add to another chapter of my blessed life!


Barb said...

Well, this was worth waiting for, Linda - such a precious BD Boy! Also, I loved the cake his Mommy made and the idea for the pizza is one I'll try with my Grands. I have a recipe for "crocodile bread" that this reminded me of - I'll see if I can find it. I used it when I taught to get children to read and follow (simple) directions.

Have a wonderful Easter. I hope one of Lucinda's relatives visits you.

Jill said...

That is a very clever idea of letting them make their own pizzas with the Rhodes dough! I'll have to remember that one.

Wanda said...

That looked like a fun party for Ryan! That was a unique cake your DIL baked, Linda. I bet the children loved it, I think I saw marshmallows and M&M's too. We once mde a dirt cake with crusded oreos on top of the chocolate frosting, made roads and had little dump trucks dumping dirt!
Kids have it made, don't they!

Bernie said...

Linda what a great party, I like the idea of the kids making their own seeing my friends making memories with their grandchildren....Happy Belated Birthday Ryan......:-) Hugs

Eileen said...

Very sweet post, Linda! And all the work your daughter-in-law put into the party and that cake! Wonderful! It looks like all the kids had a great time and especially Ryan. God Bless!

Your weekend sounded so nice, Linda! I'm glad you enjoyed it and I'm glad you shared it with us!
Love to you,

Jientje said...

That birthday cake looks so colorful, that's so typically American! I don't think people in Belgium would use one tenth of the food coloring you guys used on this cake! But I love it. And so did the birthday boy!! Happy (belated) birthday Ryan!

Pat said...

Kids pizza...phooey....I want some!What a fun party, Mama thought of everything! It all shouts love in that household, how blessed.
Love your blog template, so happy and bright, just like you!
Now I need to go buy myself some of those rolls!
Happy Easter!

Diana said...

Whoa I loved that cake! When I first saw the photo I thought she bought it until I started to read your post. That is amazing! I want one! I also loved the pizza idea, I will pass that one onto Amy for Sarah and her friends, great idea and great party!
Love Di ♥