Saturday, June 26, 2010

Splashing Good Time!

I think it's safe to say a good time was had by all at Amy's party today. It got pretty warm, but the clouds were building by the time we got underway. Thankfully, no rain fell. The only water came from the slip n slide, squirt guns and water balloons.

First up, here's the cake I made. We saw it in a Jello dessert cookbook. The kind you see at the check out in the store. That's blue Jello in the center.
And this is what I did with the part of the cake I took out.
Amy's ready for some fun!
General mayhem...
I cannot believe I got this GREAT shot of Ryan nailing the football through the tube.
Love the look on his face! (hope you don't mind my posting this, Heidi)
Amy slipped and slid for a bit.
Then we had the water balloon toss...
followed by the full fledged fight!
Steve stood on the deck and randomly nailed his daughters. It was pretty funny to watch.
Thanks for the help with the wind break, Becky! LOL
Amy gets so excited, she squints her eyes.
After most of the guests had gone, Amy, Hattie and Jessica started dancing to the music I had playing (Luau party songs). The song they played over and over again was Wipe-Out! It was so cute to see them dancing with such care-free abandon.

This is one of the gifts we got her. It's a MythBusters Science Exploration kit. Amy's been known to watch the show with Steve. Anyway, with this kit, she can make a marshmallow launcher!
When she took a good look at the box, she exclaimed...I know Daddy picked this one out. LOL

So, there you have it! It's amazing how much goes into putting together even a casual type of birthday party.
But, Amy thought it was a blast and I over heard a couple of kids say it was one of the best parties they'd been to. 

Thanks for stopping by.
I sure hope you've had a great Saturday, too!


Sharli said...

You certainly have some wonderful photos - I can't wait to see the layouts! It looks like a wonderful birthday!!! The cake is very cool!

Sparkle said...

Looks like a great party! Glad you all had a great time and awesome job on the cake!

Kim Burmeister said...

Awesome party! WOW! Your cakes are fantastic. I would never be able to make something like that. That is what Hy-Vee is for...buying cakes...hee hee!

stampmonkey said...

Another WOW, Jeanne! Amy's party looks/sounds like it was a wonder the kids said it was one of the best parties they'd been to! All kids love anything to do with water, and when you get to get others wet, then it's even more fun! lol Glad the weather cooperated for you, though I doubt even rain could've dampened the kids' spirits at this party. ;)

You did a great job with the cake too --bet the kids loved it!

Too funny about Amy knowing that Steve picked out the science kit. ;P

Now you can rest up after all your hard work preparing and pulling off such an awesome birthday for Amy. You've earned it. ;)

big hugs, my friend~

Jackie said...

Oh it looks like all had fun! love the cake with the jello inside...amazing!

Anke said...

wow, what a great time for all! Your cake is awesome!! What a clever idea! I bet they all enjoyed that slip and slide. We just got one of those and the kids love it! We are on vacation right now, so we don't need it at the moment :)

Alanna said...

What a great cake. Your talent is abundant everywhere, that's for sure. Everyone looks like they are having a marvelous time.

I'm sure Amy will remember her 9th birthday always.

Barb said...

Your cakes are AWESOME!! You are amazing! And a wonderful blessing to your family. Keep on creating those wonderful memories...great pics, too!

Carolyn Christie said...

Awesome cake!! And what a fun party!!

Kathi C. said...

Great cake! The good time is obvious in the photos, too. So glad you had a nice day for the party.

itsabrt said...

What a fun party to say the least and I love the blue jello within the cake, that is awesome! Beth