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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy birthday, Tyler!

My sweet little Tyler turned nine this weekend. He, of course, is the boy who made me a mother, and I remember that day as if it were yesterday. Tyler is such a sweetie and I am so grateful he's mine.

For his birthday he wanted a water party. So, when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, he said he wanted Kit Fisto and Jar Jar Binks. (Kit Fisto is the underwater Jedi, and most people know who Jar Jar Binks is.) I asked him if Lego versions would be okay, since I thought that might be a bit easier. Fortunately our RS had a Super Saturday where we learned the art of cake decorating the week before his birthday. I think it turned out great considering 1) it was my first cake to decorate this way; and 2) I ran out of time and ended up having only an hour to decorate ( not nearly enough time to get it perfect! :).

He LOVED his cake (phew -- that's always my goal), and he was so impressed that I got Kit Fisto's light saber the right color. My boys love Star Wars. Here is Tyler with his cake:

As I mentioned, he had a water birthday party, which he loves to do every year. We started by playing tag -- only "it" had a water gun instead of just tagging another person. The one who surprised me by loving this was Shayla. Look at how intense she was as "it":

I also had saved some plastic for a slip-and-slide. They had a lot of fun with that, as you can see:

Then on Sunday morning Tyler got his family presents, including Star Wars Monopoly (Clone Wars edition). He was thrilled! He loves Monopoly, he loves Star Wars, so how much better could it get?

Happy birthday, Tyler. Now go conquer 4th grade!


Rebecca said...

Love the slip and slide pics! And thanks for explaining all the Star Wars stuff to know-nothings like me. :)

Melissa said...

Looks like soooo much fun!!! Happy happy birthday Tyler!!! I love Shayla's intensity!! That girl loves life!

Lizzylou said...

I love the cake, I am so sad that I missed that class. Maybe you can give me a mini lesson

the Rowleys said...

Awesome cake! Looks like they all had fun at the party too. :)

Theresa C said...

Great job on the cake, Denise!

Carol said...

What an awesome birthday party--it looks like Tyler had a wonderful time!