BradenPeyton and Maryam turned 5 on March 27th. We had a HUGE friend party--their first ever. I didn't really consider putting a cap on the number of children we invited, and when the list was 19 kids long, I never dreamed they would all be able to come to the party. In the end, we had 17 kids between 4 and 6 years old, and 4 babies. Not to mention a few parents and grandparents . . . Needless to say, we had a full house! Luckily, the rainy weather cleared in the middle of the party, and we were able to go outside to let the kids break the pinata. Otherwise it would have just remained as a party decoration. I think all the kids had a great time, and Peyton and Maryam got so many fun presents.
Maryam's Ariel cake
Peyton's Baseball cake (not sure why I can't get the picture to rotate)
There's a bit of a story behind Peyton's cake. He initially wanted a cake with many different kinds of balls on it--all different types of sports. So I was going to make cupcakes and decorate them as different balls. The day before I made the cakes, Peyton told me that he wanted a baseball player on his cake. I decided to switch the plan and make him a regular cake so that we could include a baseball player with many other types of balls. The night before the party I was decorating the cakes, with help from my sister-in-law, Kristyn, my mother-in-law, and my friend Sue. Peyton decided then that he also wanted a pitcher on the cake, and didn't really care about the other balls. Thank goodness Sue brought over some fondant! I was able to make stick people with that for the new baseball themed cake.
With a bit of coaching from Tobin, they both thanked their friends for coming before opening their presents.