Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's Bee's Birtay!

On Sunday, March 29, Henry woke up and came downstairs to a house filled with Winnie the Pooh. The first thing he saw at the bottom of the stairs was our table, all decked out (sans food, at that point):

In the cutest, most amazed, voice a child of two and three quarters could muster, he said, "It's my birtay!!" :o) hee hee. I said, "No honey, it's Jack's birthday!" I thought maybe he'd be sad that all of the fanfare wasn't for him, but instead he just repeated in the same voice, "It's Bee's birtay!" Seriously,!

So, above you can see the little luncheon we had. That was only about half the food. I kept forgetting to put stuff out. Doh!

See those bumble bee cupcakes? I made those! Here's a close up:

They are actually "diet" cupcakes (one box of cake mix + one can of diet coke, then make and cook per package directions) with non-diet toppings. The base frosting was tinted yellow, then I piped the three brown stripes on. The wings are made of white chocolate. I drew a template on a piece of paper, and then put waxed paper over the top and traced over the template with melted chocolate to form the wings. I let them dry all afternoon (the day before), and then peeled them off and stuck them in. It was a little tricky, and I did break a few (in case you're wondering the broken pieces went in the garbage - if there's one thing I won't eat, it's white chocolate!) in the process. The white part of the eyes is a miniature marshmallow (cut in half) with a little more chocolate frosting piped on top. Cute, no? I was happy with how they turned out!

Unfortunately, our camera battery died after only a few pictures. We did get quite a few pics from my mom, but they're all from a film camera, and I don't have the patience to scan them, so all you get to see are the few we got before the battery died, and one that my cousin emailed me.
Jack and Mum:

Here we tried to blow out the candle, but Jack was more interested in dipping into the taco salad:

And my favorite, Jack's great-great-great (!!!) Uncle Dan jammin' out on Henry's "ahtar"!


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Valorie said...

Looks like a fun day! Jack is adorable.
And Sarah, you look awesome! Keep up the good work!

Lorie said...

Oh, Sarah you did a great job with the birtay party! And I agree with maaahvelous darling!

Mindee said...

Looks like everyone hard a great time! Happy B-day Jack, oh, and you are lookin' hot. Great job on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.

Oksana said...

Happy bee-lated birthday Jack! :) And Sarah, you are turning into one Martha over there (hand-made chocolate wings... seriously???). Hugs!

Dani said...

Awww, CUTE! How fun! And hello?! Those cupcakes are adorable! You need to make some for my birthday too, K? :)

Lesley said...

Those cupcakes are great and SO creative!!! I love them!


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