Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Benjamin!

We had a lion-themed birthday party for Benjamin on Saturday

Madeline was very excited to help me make these lion cupcakes. :)

I used a runner on the table that I bought at the ALERT hospital in Ethiopia, and a wood carved lion from the market.

I made a rare full-price retail purchase when I bought this lion shirt for the birthday boy to wear at his party. He had a diaper explosion not long after the party started, and he had to have a wardrobe change. I was determined to get a picture of him in it, though, before we changed his clothes. He was NOT cooperating. :)

Pizza and fruit was on the menu. We kept it simple. :)

Mama and the birthday boy

Getting some tickles from Peepaw

Cousin Annie

The fire truck riding toy was a huge hit

Time to blow out the candles!

And time to eat cake! Here is the first bite...

Ooh! I think I like this stuff!

Oh yeah, I am seriously digging the cake thing.

Woah! Did I seriously just eat the whole thing?!

And big sister enjoyed the fruits of her labor too.


The Short Family said...

so fun.... haven't gotten around posting pics of Eli's birthday. We had a monkey themed party. We alos have the same fire truck.

My 3 G 's said...

What a cute party! Hope Benjamin had a great birthday!!!!!

Joan said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE BROTHER! The cupcakes are adorable!! i'm truly impressed!

. . . the urbanhen said...

Happy Birthday, Benjamin! Looks like it was a super party!

Jenny said...

He is TOO cute! Hope to meet him soon!

Cindy said...

Love the cupcakes! I am copying them for my little guys second birthday!! Thanks! :-)