Saturday, November 22, 2008

Birthday Party!

This year I decided to go BIG! I combined Hannah and Gavin's birthday parties into one big event. We rented out the Gymnastics Center at the YMCA and had a blast!Hannah and her best friend Zoe.Hannah and her boyfriend Jake.
Gavin loved the foam pit.

My whole family came... we haven't all been together since February 2006. I don't know how I did it, but I got everyone in the same place at the same time.

Even my grandparents from Oregon, Aunt Debbie, and Mark made it to the party.
Michael drove up from San Diego with my new cousin, Allison. They had never met before and this was kind of a psuedo blind date. (Kevin's Aunt Marilyn got married and this is her new stepdaughter. She is so much fun and can totally dish it out to Kevin, a quality I like in her.

Grandma and Grandpa Brown had a good time watching Hannah and Gavin.

I'm not sure who had more fun... the adults or the kids. I witnessed my 52 year old father do a back flip on the trampoline and attempt some funky dismount on the uneven bars. I don't think I've laughed so hard. I wish I had a picture.

Hannah and Gavin scored with all their presents. Hannah had her entourage there to help her.
Gavin's favorite present was from Aunt Rachel and Uncle Aaron. The kid hasn't put down his hockey stick and puck since he opened it.It was utter mayhem and I have no idea who gave what to my kids. I still need to sort it all out.

I made a frog cupcake cake. I've never made a cupcake cake before and I really stressed out about it. When I arranged the cupcakes and asked Kevin for his opinion, it wasn't good. I needed a crafty friend. I called my friend Stacy. She came over after work to save the day. She rearranged the legs and thanks to her I was able to finish the cake.After I frosted the cake the frogs legs turned out to look more like huge buff frog arms. That was my fault, I should have frosted it a little differently. But here is the final product. It was so nice because it was a cake, but pre-cut for the little kiddos.

When we got home I was so exhausted we all went straight to bed. This is what our kitchen looks like now! Now I need to attempt to figure out who gave what to Hannah and Gavin.


Barbour said...

what a great cake. Looks like everyone had a blast and easy on you one party.

Beth said...

Wow! What a party... I am sorry I couldn't come!

The cake looked great!

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Allison said...

It looks like you guys had such a fun party! You're SUPERMOM! How wonderful your ENTIRE family was able to make it :) I'm sure it was great having everyone together again.

I'm SO homesick! If you hear of some free plane tickets from your friend at the airport, hook me up! Give your kiddos hugs for me.

heather marie said...

Kaile had a lot of fun at the party... Glenn even busted a couple of backflips... (I had NO idea he could do that)! Let me know if you need the receipt for the magna doodle... I know Gavin got 2 and I totally forgot to give you the gift receipt. Oh and Kaile LOVES her bracelets!

The Rex Family said...

sorry... my cousin was using my computer and I was signed in under her name still...

Anie said...

What a great idea for a birthday party!! That's fun that you're able to combine their birthdays together for one BIG party. Your frog cupcake cake looked AWESOME!!! WAY TO GO!! I'm super impressed!!! And how cool that ALL your family was able to be there for it! It was fun to see pictures of everyone- especially Grandma and Grandpa Brown. Tell them hi for me! :)

Garrett and Leslie Attwood said...

The cake turned out fantastic!!! I was thinking about you last night as I was doing my Christmas cards and I wanted to pass this along to cousin's wife does all those stamp parties and she has a blog with all sorts of card ideas for any occasion! Just go to:
She has some really cute stuff on there.

The Peterson's said...

Good Job on the CAKE! Looks like you guys had a heck of a party!!

Kristina said...

holy lee family!! i'm glad we got to talk the other day. i wanna see you when i come home for Christmas!