Saturday, August 1, 2009

Birthday celebrations

I could not have asked for a better day to celebrate Christos's 4th birthday party. Amazingly, it was a beautiful day, weather-wise. We were so lucky, because it pretty much rained all through July.



And having a birthday party for my 4 year old with all his friends - a dozen or so - would not have been as fun indoors, you know? (For my sanity, especially!)

Christos wanted a cotton candy machine and a popcorn machine at his birthday party, so of course, that's what we got! And the kids loved it, of course.







We ate so much food and enjoyed his beautiful cake that tasted even better than it looked!



His favourite present was a crystal making kit and this 'crystal mining kit' that he got busy with right away. I was happy too, as it kept some of the kids busy for a while!







It was a great day... and I wasn't even that emotional - I'm so happy my baby boy is 4 years old! I have a 4 year old... so cool.

29 comments:

OHmommy said...

Happy birthday to your little man. That cake looks amazing!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

By far the MOST beautiful kids cake I've ever seen. I always think I'm the best for making cupcakes with homemade frosting (hate that box stuff) while everyone else buys sheet cakes from the grocery store - but FONDANT!? I want you to be MY mom!

Lynn said...

I want the dish! My daughter turns 5 in September and also wants cotton candy/popcorn. Where did you rent the machines from?

And where is that gorgeous cake from?

MamaJoss said...

Oh what a fun-looking party you had and GORGEOUS cake...such a cute idea! Happy Birthday Christos!! Thanks for sharing the photos...he's such a cutie :) (they BOTH are -- heck, your whole family is adorable)

Chantal said...

That sounds like fun! We have decided to throw my soon to be 8 year old a surprise party. I can't wait. I start planning now. Should be a blast!

MamaNeena said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Happy Birthday to your little man. Mine turns 4 Aug. 10!

Nap Warden said...

Happy Birthday! Way to go on the cake Mom:)

lily said...

Hello, just dropping by to say hi =)

happy birthday to him!!

Lily @ [http://tricks-about-cashcrate.blogspot.com]

Managed Chaos said...

Sounds like a wonderfully fun party for your precious little man. And are they both wearing Burberry? So cute!

ModernMom said...

Ahh. Happy Birthday to your little man.
(fab cake too!)

Krystyn said...

Happy birthday to Christos.

That cake looks delicious..and you can't go wrong with cotton candy.

Amy said...

Looks like everyone had a great time... and you survived! I was thinking of you on Saturday and so happy that it was such a GORGEOUS day.

CaraBee said...

What a great party! And that cake is beautiful! Lucky boy, indeed!

Elaine A. said...

Happy Birthday to him! It looks like everyone had a fabulous time! And great job on the planning Mommy. : )

m photography - melanie rebane said...

My little girl just turned 4 as well and wow does it go quickly! So glad you had a wonderful time. We will be celebrating with an enchanted picnic at the Lumiere festival on Aug 8th. It's a beautiful lantern festival...I'll bet your wee ones w0uld love it. http://www.lumiereottawa.com
So glad your day worked out so well...keep your fingers crossed for our little Kaia's day ;)

Crystall said...

Aww, that sounds like you guys had a great time. I am so happy for you (and Christos). Four year olds are fun. Since turning four, my oldest son is really starting to grow up. Good...but also sad.
BTW, that cake was beautiful! I am planning a Birthday party for my youngest who turns 1 in 2 weeks. Hopefully, it will go as well as yours. Pink tiaras all around!

Elisa said...

That's awesome! I totally want a cotton candy machine at my birthday party, too.

Happy Birthday Christos!!

Danielle said...

Computer got all nuts when I left comment so I apologize if this came thru twice...

Looks like you pulled off quite the fete! I love the little Burberry shirts on the boys... such a stylish mama. My favorite picture is the one with you, the boys and your parents. Dimitry with his hands up in the air is just priceless! LOVE IT!

Loukia said...

Danielle, thanks! That picture with my parents has my sister in it, actually and not me! ;) We do look alike sometimes, though!

Thanks everyone!!!

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

What fun! Glad you had a great day!!

Jessica said...

I thought that was you with your parents, too! You'd gone to the salon that morning, so I thought maybe you'd gone dark and curly!

Awesome photos. Congrats on a pulling off a great birthday!

Catwoman said...

I can't believe he's 4!!!!

And I'm assuming you guys mailed me that cake, right? Because man, I'm salivating like crazy over here!

Christy said...

What a fun party - and just a gorgeous cake! Looks so pretty and so fancy - I want one!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

What a gorgeous cake, it looks like an Ace of Cakes cake!

Mmm, popcorn!

Connie Weiss said...

Happy Birthday (and happy labor day to you!)

What a beautiful cake!

Lady Mama said...

What a great party you threw for your son! Looks fabulous. I love the popcorn machine. And the cake is beautiful!

Andrea said...

Beautiful cake and beautiful photos!! Four is a great age!! You are brave to use fondant. I made a Madeline hat cake one time. It was cute but so difficult to make smooth.

Loukia said...

You guys!! Of course I did not make the cake!! I can't even apply icing on cupcakes without a disaster! But thanks for thinking I did!! We have a great cake lady...

BeachMama said...

Oh Happy Belated Birthday little guy. Looks like a perfect party Mom, you did a great job!

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