Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wet Garden Party?

So Maddox's birthday has become a bit of a joke. Last year for his first birthday we had a pool party, but to my surprise end of June it was FREEZING!!!!

I was in shock, hubby was in shock, and my mother who was visiting found it crazy. She probably thinks that it never gets hot here in Canada. I keep reassuring her that yes we have really hot spells especially with the humidity, but not last summer. It was definitely a cold and wet summer. My tomatoes and cucumbers last year probably suffered the most. Cucumbers never produced and the tomatoes took FOREVER!!

Fast forward to this year. We have been having a beautiful summer. Almost every day by the pool sinking in all the goodness from the sun, but would we get sun for his birthday party? NOPE! It rained off and on all day long. It didn't keep us from the pool because well it was still hot and our best friends and my kids are just a little crazy. They still wanted to swim. I guess it was a good thing my little "monkey" kept giving my kisses and telling me he loves me and he was having fun in the "wa-terrr". So definitely worth it. I would have pics of the pool, but it was raining pretty hard and I was wet!

My best friend made the roasted vegetables which I LOVE,

My homemade mac and cheese got much praise,

and the chicken I got from here which is soooo yummy.

The dessert was my biggest problem. Seeing how Maddox doesn't like cake, cupcakes, pies, or anything of the sort, but he loves Rice Krispie treats. So I made him an "In the Night Garden" creation. If you don't know what that is go here. He is obsessed with this show. Which is a little annoying because they are kinda creepy, but None of my other kids to a liking to anything near as much as he has with this so I went with it.

Here you see he is naming them all for you just in case you don't know who they are.

Upsy Daisy

Makka Pakka

Iggle Piggle


The best part? Eating the chocolate covered Rice Krispie Balls. What a mess!

Here he finally finished a candy stick. I think it was blue?

Or maybe the best part was getting to keep all of the little "In the Night Garden" guys!

On behalf of Maddox, "Thank you everyone for sharing my birthday with me!"
Hopefully next year we will have good weather!


  1. is the mac n cheese recipe and secret?????

    those chickens look YUM. i want some right now because my fridge is anorexic thanks to me not loving to grocery shop.

  2. I can't believe how big he's getting.
    Kristi told me about your 'swimming party'.
    The rice crispy cake is real cute.

    Miss ya! Give the kids a hug for me.

  3. How cute! And how creative of you sis! Way to go - that's about the neatest rice crispie treat decoration I've EVER seen! I can tell Maddox LOVE It! What a lucky guy...

  4. hussy-not a secret I will share. and I know what it means to have a bare fridge. Happens in the summer when the kids want to eat all day!

    fudd-will do. when are you coming back?

    Steph- thanks. I always feel like he gets left out being the youngest with all the hand me downs and dragged to all the extracurricular activities. It was nice to take some time and make him something I knew he would love!

  5. This is great! I LOVE the In the Night Garden "cake"; you are so crafty :)

    Since you're sharing the mac and cheese look SO yummy.