Thursday, September 09, 2010

Lucky Seven

Seven years ago I was holding this tiny Tobin in my arms and wondering how on earth a woman could go through so much pain and not get an Olympic medal.
Tobin chose Star Wars to be the theme of his birthday party (again). Tobin loves Star Wars so much that I am convinced his girlfriend will have to fix two cinnamon rolls on her head before he'll even think of marrying her. But for now, every Halloween and birthday serve as a platform to show off his obsession. We made light sabers out of long balloons and the kids made costume handles. Fun and safe and best of all CHEAP!



Tobin and I made these Tie Fighters out of cardboard and an egg carton for decorations.


And then sprinkled his ships around the house.




Pam Made the cake again. Cupcakes to look like a light saber!


Tobin wanted a Death Star Pinata and I just couldn't see spending $20 on something that looked so easy to make. I mean it's only flour, water and a balloon. "What a fun project for me and the kids," I daydreamed. Then reality struck while in my kitchen with a vat of runny paste and children who have no patience and a sticky orb that wouldn't stay put. Five minuets in, I sent the kids out side to play while mom did arts and crafts. I nearly wept when all my hard work was destroyed in three wackes flat by Jedi Tobin.



We had a great taco bar, as demonstrated by this guy . . . sheesh Troy, first time eating?


And as a surprise Matt's buddy Brian, said they were having a slow night at the fire station so he brought his truck to the party and let the kids climb all over it. They even got to use the hose! And then my hunky husband put on these firemen turn-outs and I . . . . er. . . . um. . . . I promptly ended the party for the night!



9 comments:

Angela said...

Fun fun fun!

Crystal said...

It was an awesome party for sure! I was amazed at how quickly Tobin destroyed that pinata!

joyq said...

Oh man I am pretty happy you have a blog. Just good stuff.

jeff said...

You've kinda got a thing for a guy in uniform, don't you?
...at least if it's the right guy.

Alida said...

I cannot let Luke see this. We made a Lego brick pinata last year...but I bow to you madam for raising the bar yet again.

Also, do you know where I can purchase a fireman outfit. I'm very progressive and don't think kids are the only ones who should play dress up. (wink, wink)

Stefanie said...

I'm so sorry I missed it! What a lot of hard work those parties are for us...thinking our husbands should start to buy us a gift for those days too:) In our dreams...

Loved the ending of that post!

deveney said...

becca what a whitty woman you are! i love this post and can serisouly barely believe that tobin is 7, i remember your wedding day like it was yesterday....time has flown by!

Rachel said...

How fun! You are such a good mom...and I have to say maybe Matt should have been a fireman!! Doesn't it seem like all the fireman are always cute?

Erin said...

I'm seriously impressed! That pinata was amazing! Tobin has no idea blessed he is to have such a great mom so determined for him to have a great birthday. Way to go, Mom!!