Saturday, June 27, 2009

Wits and Whats*

This week we had a Star Wars party for Kamden. I have to give a shout out to Amy at Muddy Boots for the idea to make light sabres out of pool noodles. It was gold.



As you can see they were a hit. Also? The roof of our deck is made of green plastic (yes, it's as ugly as it sounds). Here is where using manual settings, for me, who is an camera idiot, is not a good idea. I am making a mental note.

Kamiken Skywalker is becoming one with the force.


I highly recommend these for b-day parties. The kids played with them for a long time. This means there was no need for pin the arm back on Darth Vader or musical gunships, not that there is anything wrong with these (I'm lazy).


I will give credit to Amy for the light sabre idea, however, I will not saddle her with any responsibility for this debacle:


Yeah, so not my best work. AT ALL. (see my better work) But Kamden liked it so really what else matters?

In other news, I had the pleasure of lunching, in real life, with Jen the other day. Jen has joined a relay team we have put together for a September marathon. To put it simply, she is lovely. I do hope to get the chance to to visit with her again and maybe next time I won't grill her with 1,001 questions! Sorry Jen, I do that a) when I am nervous and b) when I am genuinely interested. I do realize that I also come across as crazy. Unfortunately it's only after the fact that this realization comes to me. I am slow like that.

And are you wondering how the first few days of summer vacation are going? I have a post up at Canada Moms Blog that will tell you exactly how flip flapping craptapulous it's been thus far. Send vodka.

Lastly, if you can guess what the cake is supposed to be, you get my undying love. Seriously. M'Wah!

*don't ask. I. have. no. idea.

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15 comments:

Loukia said...

That cake looks good, come on, give yourself more credit than that! And all the other cakes you have made - you should be so proud! You're a great cake making mama! :)

Elaine A. said...

Okay, so we are friends right? What the heck is that cake??? ; ) Hey, as long as The K Man liked it, that's all that matters!

Love the light sabres too! Happy Birthday to your little dude.

gorillabuns said...

It's R2D2, right?

I think it's an awesome cake if i do say so myself. I usually buy them because i'm simply too lazy.

Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy said...

looks like a fun party idea!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Elaine, I was wondering how to delicately ask the same thing... :)

Mrs. Wilson said...

I didn't even notice that you asked a lot of questions! Seriously! Anyway, I a) don't mind them and b) like them.

I had a lovely time with you too and will definitely have to do it again soon!

Angella said...

I don't even TRY to decorate cakes. I can't even write in a straight line.

R2D2 is AWESOME.

Happy Birthday Kamden!

Karen MEG said...

Happy "green" birthday, Kamden... the L boy loves those light sabers too, pool noodles are fantastic, no major injuries is a BONUS!

Stacie's Madness said...

R2D2...
who cares WHAT a cake LOOKS LIKE, if it taste good then it's perfect. ;)

Kami said...

Until someone said it was R2D2 I was lost...but now I see it,....kinda :) Hey, you get way more credit than me...I did simple green cupcakes. I checked out your other post with all those cakes... you're awesome!

Alicia W. said...

Great idea your friend had! That's awesome and so glad the party was a hit.

Natalie said...

sorry, you know i love you but the cake did make me laugh a little! :-)

the pool noodle sabers are a great idea!!! and yes, i have the same kind of luck with the manual settings on my camera. i have concluded that i just have an expensive point and shoot that is better left in "auto" mode! agh.

Oliver said...

At first I thought it was a warped death star but when I looked again it was obviously R2D2. I love the star wars theme. I even named my kids Luke and Leia (Lucas and Amelia).

Cheryl said...

What a great idea!! Love it!!!
The cake is adorable, especially since you made it with love!!!! Kids could care less, they know that there is sugar inside that cake, that's all that matters!

Amy said...

Don't be so hard on yourself! I knew what it was right away, so I'm sure all the kids did. Weren't the lightsabers fun??