Sunday, March 7, 2010

Seven on the Seventh

Can you believe it- Cayden is Seven!
Oh for this years party, as we all know, Cayden is very creative and had lots of great pie in the sky ideas (wow), but with a little help, direction, and several trips to Party City, he decided on having an Army themed party. As His "traditional" Birthday cake is actually a cookie, he asked if Mom could make him a "Tank". I suggested a big round cookie decorated with camo spots, but as you can see- Cayden got his wish. Mommy is great at that! Just look at those chocolate bar "Tank" treads, Oreo wheels and Tootsie Roll gun barrel- very cool! His family party was lots of fun and we had our first cook-out with hamburgers and hot dogs (but ate inside as it is still a bit cold, come on Spring!)
Two of the stand out gifts came from Mimi and Granddaddy and Grams and Pa, and the DS game From Mom and Dad ranked a close third. Mimi and Granddaddy heard that Cayden was recently learning (and struggling a bit with) counting money and the names and denominations of each coin. Granddaddy filled a "Bank Tray" with a full roll of each coin type and gave him a poster all about money. When he opened their card and a 20 dollar bill fell out, Cayden said "Wow, twenty cents!" As you can see, the teaching gift could not come any to soon!
From Grams and Pa, Cayden got the three disc set of all the Jurassic Park Movies. Ever since watching them with Uncle Justin, Cayden has been obsessed with them and dinosaurs in general(one of his other party theme ideas by the way). Grams noticed and the look on his face says it all! He just can't wait to see another innocent human be devoured by a spooky eyed velosa raptor. His "friend" party is next Friday and with some life-sized human battle ship planned it should be a great time, but..... Mommy..... I'll need another one of those cool "Tank" cookie cakes!!!


Smith's said...

Cayden... don't let your dad trick you, send that 20 dollar bill to your uncle Cort and he'll send you 20 cents back. Heck, he'll even double it and send you 40 cents!

John and Alisa said...

Looks like he got all he could have dreamed of....who needs the friend party, right?

dtbjacobson said...

Happy Birthday Cayden! That Tank Cookie Cake is super cool! (very creative Nikki) I sure wish we could have a bbque here! Mom and I looked at your blog together. Grams was happy to see the smile on your face with the Jurassic Park movies. We love, love, love you!

AprilC - GaFlyGirl said...

Aww what a cutie. He looks like he had a good time, and that cookie cake looks spectacular!!