So, when he asked for a beach birthday party with Spider Man, Lego Ninjago, fishing, and Star Wars...I had to figure out how to make it happen.
He loved his Spider Man cake. And I loved that I figured out how to do it without any dyes (my kiddos are really sensitive to). Baked the cake from scratch, and used strawberry puree for the spider man face. The dark brown lines are dark chocolate melted down. It worked great, and as you can see, he LOVED it! Yeah, for happy kids and happy mom.
I still can't believe my baby is 4! Where did the time go?
We stayed at New Brighton State Beach. The campground was great, but I gotta say, I'm not loving the beach here. Too many birds. Eeeek! It was very Alfred Hitchcock-ish. In fact, after watching the swarms (I know that's the wrong term, but that's truly how it felt) of birds flying over us and the ocean, I Googled birds at Brighton Beach. Turns out, this beach was the inspiration for "The Birds!" Crazy!
The birds didn't keep us from enjoying some yummy birthday s'mores though!
Love my new four-year-old so much!
Here they are last time we were there:
Awww...my babies are growing so fast!
The birthday boy loves this beach!
And Star Wars.
Yes, he really loves Star Wars!
And for some reason, on the day of his birthday, he asked for those skinny balloons that you can make animals out of? haha. Kids. Anyway, when I stopped at the grocery store for ice, I happened to find these in the summer seasonal section. He was obviously thrilled!
He enjoyed the new fishing pole toy too.
While opening gifts that evening, you can see what happens when a mom (perhaps after a cocktail...or maybe two) tries to indulge her kiddos request for a balloon crown. It looked hilarious, but my kids loved it. And my husband cracked up. So it was fun.
It was a simple party, with just our little family, but we all really enjoyed the weekend together.
And I really love these guys. Happy Birthday to my sweet, hilarious, fun, spunky, adventurous, brave, little four-year-old. I'm a very lucky mom, and so thankful to have you in our family.