I totally love my boy, exponentially.
With his 8th birthday fast approaching on the inconveniently timed 22nd dec, I decided to bite the bullet and allow him to have his best friend over to be spoiled rotten. It's all he wanted! I thought, "why not make more work for myself?". I have a rampaging toddler, 3 lots of children's presents to sort (cheers Santa!!) and a birthday too.. so how about we custom make him a cake and a party?? I got nothing else to be doing!
It's fair to say, with the third child, I think my sanity got up and vacated the building.
So.. here's the room, ready for the boys to come in to:
I want to say a HUGE thank you to Smyths in Telford for their help in getting me this Granite Crusher standee for my boy - they rock!
The party bag consisted of pop, chocolate other treasures - all with custom labels. The boys went nuts over it! The gun (silly string) and coins are Skylander related, the parcel was a Skylanders annual and there were other little finds inside the bag :)
Then, daddy.. well, he really came through on this one! Just look what he made!
On the left is the Skylanders portal and on the right is the replica in cake form :)
You TOTALLY can't see it here, but the cake had LOADS of bright coloured layers inside which got all of the kids buzzing with excitement! (or was it the smell of sugar?!)
A fab day was had by all and the boy didn't stop beaming for weeks. The only problem is.. trying to live up to these expectations with a little girls impending february birthday..
Does it ever end?!