Saturday, August 7, 2010

The Birthday Party! The Birthday Boy! The Birthday Fun!

We celebrated my son's birthday today and I just HAD to share the cupcakes I made. I love the pirate cupcake liners I found in the grocery store. They really saved me and provided a great base on which to plan the colors of the frosting. (And yes I am mostly healthy again. It took a while.)

I went all out and did a chocolate and vanilla cupcake, filling part of the liner with each mix. Then I did a cream cheese frosting and mixed orange and white frosting to get a swirl effect.

Those frosting sleeves (frosting applicator tubes) are not as easy to use as you'd think. I made quite a mess, but I persevered. And I think Wyatt loved his cupcakes. Maybe his friends too! Cupcake envy? Well they all got to eat at least one of these tasty treats.

What else do we do at our house during a party?

Well, it pretty much comes down to John Deere.

The John Deere lawn mower that is.

Wyatt will actually come to blows with his cousin Luke (Boy in back of wagon) over driving privileges. It's sad but true. Wyatt took the helm for a period of time and then gave his driver's seat up to his friends.

We let all of the kids take turns driving around our property towing the other kids in a little wagon. Some of the kids had never driven any thing before. . .

I think every kid got a chance to drive. They all get to cruise the big loop around our five-acre property. I like that kids get a new experience at our house.

I think everyone had a fun time.

Well that's what I like to think! I liked this photo because if you knew nothing else, based only on the teeth it's easy to age these little women! They've got the six year old smile!

That's it for now!


Razzberry Corner said...

Great cupcakes!!! Did you save any for your blogger friends? I always use the disposable icing sleeves, so after I make the mess, I just take the tip off and throw the rest away. Makes cleanup just a little faster.

I like how the kids got to ride the mower. We always try to let kids learn new things when they come to our farm , too!

Happy Birthday to your son!

Grand Pooba said...

Mmmmmmm! Dang cute cupcakes!!! You're such a good mom :)

Lindee (my lil sis) is planning Logan's bday party. I'll have to tell her all she needs is a john deere!

Pricilla said...

Zip loc bags work well too for frosting. You can just cut off enough to fit in the tip holders.

Very cute cupcakes. And I can see that most kids would love the chance to drive.

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Gosh, the cupcakes look professionally made!!! Down to the way they are displayed. Just beautiful!

So much fun at your house!!! Happy Birthday Wyatt!

Vixen/Apron Frenzy said...

My kids would have killed for a birthday like that. Wait. They may still, even at 26, 23, and 19. Scary.

Doris Sturm said...

Your cupcakes look awesome! Great job, Julia! I should have been there with my accordion and my hand puppets to perform a little play for them (bet you didn't know I'm a reluctant puppeteer as well?)

Love you guys,
Doris and the Gizzmeister!

Ratty said...

I bet the kids loved the pirate cupcake liners. The kids in my family get to go out to my brothers house to drive lawnmowers and things like that, so I'm sure that was fun for them. I'll have to tell him to get a wagon to pull on back of his.

Raven said...

Mmmmmm those cupcakes look delicious! It sounds like it was a great party. Wonderful pics!

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Great day! Happy B-day, Wyatt!

Captain Dumbass said...

Man! Cupcakes AND a lawn tractor?

DayPhoto said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WYATT! Your Mom did a great job on your cupcakes and way cool with the tractor ride!


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