Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Little Guy Turns Two, Eats Elmo Whole

Little Guy turned two last week. I will give you three guesses as to what the theme of the party was. Here are a few hints:

We had Elmo plates, Elmo balloons, Elmo party favors, an Elmo tablecloth, and other assorted Elmo decorations.
Yep, Elmo was the inevitable choice as a party theme. Little Guy is obsessed with the red furry monster and has to watch Elmo's World episodes regularly. If not, he's like a crack addict who can't get his fix.

So what better way to curb his addiction than by decorating the whole house in Elmo for his birthday - yeah!

Even Husband has become strangely addicted to Elmo. You may remember me writing about how Elmo is causing friction in our marriage? Yeah, well, he was so excited about doing an Elmo party for Little Guy that he insisted that we bake our own Elmo cakes for the party.

Then he actually ordered the special cake pan, paid $12 to rush ship it to the house, and travelled 10 miles to the craft store to get the frosting dyes and cake decorating set.

We ended up making two cakes. Check it out...

I swear. Husband took more photos of the birth of these cakes, then he did of the birth of our first-born child. No joke. He even harrassed party guests by making them choose which Elmo cake they liked better - the one I decorated or the one he decorated. He was happy to find that everyone picked his cake. I guess they could feel the true love he put into it, eh?

But I must say that, in the end, the 3 hours of blood, sweat, tears, and permanently red-dyed fingers that resulted from making these cakes paid off. For this:

The smile that made it all worth it.

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Blogger Pumpkin said...

Awwww, what a cutie your wee one is!!! I do like the Elmo cake....extremely artistic!!!
I think when guys get into a 'project' it becomes their world.....mine just bought about 3 meters of plastic train track for 'Thomas the Tank Engine' for our wee boy to play with. He spent about 2 HOURS setting it up (after said wee one was in bed)so that it looked very twisty turny....took photographs of it and then was only mildly distraught when junior took it apart in the morning!
Luckily,our son loves daddy playing with his toys (male bonding and such) as this means I don't have to buy an extra set of trains and track for daddy to play with.
Men! x

4:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome Cakes!!!! Both of them...

Happy Birthday Little Guy...

We had Elmo for birthday number one...seems like ages ago!!!

5:38 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

What a photo! Happy birthday Little Guy!!!!

5:43 AM  
Anonymous Karly said...

Love the Elmo cake! Happy birthday to the little man!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

I think both cakes look great. It sounds like a wonderful party.

Happy Birthday Little Guy!!!

8:17 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Happy Birthday to your little guy!!1

The cakes are fab!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

I've made a character cake for two of Gabe's three birthdays and it was so much fun. It's time consuming, but they're fun to do and not really as hard as they look.

Happy Birthday Little Guy!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Awwww! He's so cute! And those cakes are adorable too.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Happy Bday Little Guy! Nothin' better than two competitive parents to make TWO cakes for a bash -- that makes for twice as much cake to eat!!! Face it, he totally set you guys up for that!!! hehehe.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous jenn said...

love it!!
the smile is precious!!
happy birthday little guy!!

10:52 AM  
Anonymous andi said...

Awesome cake. I'm going to make one only because it will fulfill one of my greatest fantasies - sticking a knife in Elmo.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous Smiling Mom said...

I love it!! That is a fantastic cake!

1:00 PM  
Anonymous My Minivan Is Faster Than Yours said...

Do you have leftovers? I'm on my way!!

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

That cake rocks! That's some amazing culinary work, my friend :)

4:05 PM  
Blogger steph! said...

Wow - as a culinary challenged mother, I am very, very impressed!

4:26 PM  
Blogger JaniceNW said...

He looks so happy. What creative parents you are. So, how many talking, giggling, rocking and whatever else they do, Elmo's does your son own?

5:54 PM  
Blogger Shortie said...

Oh I love it! We are doing an elmo party this week!

3:56 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

We would all be lucky to be so popular and have such rabid fans as Elmo....

Happy birthday to your little guy! Looks like he loved that cake!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Nadine said...

I totally have to steal that idea! Awesome cakes. Happy birthday to the little one!

12:02 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Yup, that grin was definitely worth all the Elmo-ness!

Happy Birthday to your little guy!


2:21 PM  
Blogger Virtualsprite said...

Fab cakes! We did the Elmo thing for Ubergoober's second birthday, too. Only I cheated and bought the Elmo cakes. Yours are much better!

7:50 AM  
Blogger amaras_mom said...

I am so uuber impressed with the cake!

Happy belated birthday little guy!

6:53 PM  
Blogger PinkPowerSuit.com said...

Good job!! That IS a very cute little smile. That and the curly hair reminded me of my Baby E. She's a little parrot right now too.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

That cake looks awesome! How come you didn't show the two cakes, just one? Huh? Did yours really look taht bad?
PS we need to talk on the phone soon. I'll try to call you soon. or call me if i forget.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Oh man! That last photo is precious. And I'd pick your cake :)

10:59 AM  

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