Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Birthday Boy!

Ben just turned 5 and he had his first friend party which turned out great and everyone had lots of fun. It was a dinosaur party, but since I didn't feel like making a dinosaur cake, I just went with a volcano with dinosaur toys around it. It was pretty easy and the boys had a fun time playing with it after we cut it up.

The typical birthday party games. Ben didn't quite grasp the idea of the spoon relay race, I don't think he meant to cheat by holding on to the egg instead of the spoon. Oh well, no one else noticed:)

Aunt Miranda and Aunt Melissa were there too!

Blowing out the candles.

Everyone got to make their own volcano in their cup with Sprite and a package of Pop Rocks. It was really tasty too!

We decided to make the pinata since a dinosaur egg shape was pretty easy with a balloon form. It was the first time I had ever done any type of paper mache and it wasn't too bad. I'm glad I started it early and did one layer each night for about four nights. Decorating it took the longest! Next time the crepe paper will go on like post-it notes. Oh well, it was a good learning experience.
I hope you had a wonderful Birthday Ben! We LOVE you!!!


shelleyjanae said...

Looks like lots of fun! I LOVE the dinosaur feet. So cute. And awesome cake. You got skills Rachel!!

Kara and Chant said...

You are amazing! So creative! Can you believe our babies are 5?

Ashley Wray said...

5 years old?!? He sure has grown up, looks like a fun party. Love the volcano cake!

Koreena said...

It makes me so sad that our boys are growing up so fast! Your volcano cake is awesome!

I also can't believe it's been 5 years since we were neighbors! It's your fault I watch Idol every season. :)

Shannon said...

Love the Dino Party idea! Ben is all grown up now, isn't he? The egg race is too funny! He's one creative 5 year old.

jenny said...

Finally a post! It's been so long. That's so exciting and his birthday looked awesome! You're such a good mom.

Megs said...

Hello all 51st ward members, near and far!! On Monday June 14 from 6-8 pm the Halls will be hosting a reunion BBQ at their home in Rexburg. **Bring your own meat and a side to share, come have fun and talk to the Halls before they leave for their mission in Florida!! Please pass this message along so all are invited!!