Sunday, May 23, 2010

Irene's 7th Birthday!

There is a story behind the VW van on the beach on this isn't an exciting story , but I will tell it anyways. Many of my friends might already be able to guess it, though. Let me start by saying that my theme for this year seems to be disorganization, lack of planning, and inablility to hold cohesive thought patterns. I am not sure what is to blame for this sudden turn of events (no snickering, please), but it has sadly affected my children, including their birthday celebrations. As we got closer and closer to Irene's birthday, we changed plans about 5 times. At first the plan was just cake & ice cream at home with family, then Irene had the idea to see Shrek Forever After with a couple friends, then we saw this adorable "Bears on the Beach" cake, so Irene was on to a new plan. "Let's make our own beach!" she says. Sure. Great idea. No problem. So we settled on a couple of friends in swimsuits, a kiddie pool and slip 'n' slide. But, I digress from the cake. We made plans for the cake, and set aside about ten teddy grahams for the floating and sunbathing bears. On party day, as I was decorating the cake (literally at the last minute while the kids played in the pool) I realized that someone had eaten the teddy grahams. This should not shock me. Why was I surprised by this? So I ran to the gas station (leaving poor Rachel in charge) to get some teddy grahams, and as I was checking out I saw this little mini-teddy-bear-sized VW van that immediately made me think of the blue LOST van. It was perfect! What beach is complete without a reference to LOST, even if it is on a child's birthday cake??? There was no blue one, so I settled on green. At first I felt guilty, because I thought I was being selfish, but Irene was just a s thrilled as can be (Sad, sad sad, I know)...

The girls all had a great time,

and the boys crashed the party, too!

So despite my lack of a good plan, I think it all worked out alright in the end! And I now have a picture of a birthday cake with a picture of a (green) LOST van to keep forever!
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  1. looks like lots of fun--I am impressed with the cake! Irene is looking so pretty and grown up these days!!

  2. You know I just thought wouldn't it have been really funny (pathetic) to put some plane wreckage on the beach instead?? haha! That's kinda sick, huh?

  3. That's adorable! So I feel like a dork, but I gave you an award!