Monday, November 2, 2009

7

I cannot believe my first baby is already seven!! A few weeks, or more like a month or more, ago, Jackson told me he wanted me to make a sock monkey for his birthday. How could I resist that?!?! Oh, he also specified that he wanted it waiting in front of the fireplace first thing on his birthday morning. We normally do the gifts at night when things aren't rushed. In typical fashion, I wait until the night before to start on the monkey. My dear sweet husband stuffed the monkey for me. Um yeah...


Here is the monkey after his "liposuction". It took me over an hour to de-stuff the little guy!! I was pulling out baseball size balls of stuffing out of its tail forever!! I'm not complaining though, Cory did it with love.

Jackson, so excited to see his sock monkey. He was so excited about the fact that "Banana" has a sleeping cap!!


We decided to make homemade donuts and sausage links for Jackson's birthday breakfast.


My big seven, toothless wonder boy!!


We had chesscake that night after dinner. Didn't have enough matching candles... :)
Onto the birthday party...

This is the wreath I made that greeted our friends at the front door.

The chandy got a spookified, spidery makeover curtesy of Jenny.

I made a spider web cake and cupcakes. Jackson really wanted a cake and not cupcakes, but cakes are not my forte. Clearly...


The spider cupcakes. Yes, I do know that spiders have eight legs, but...
A. I couldn't find licorice strips
And...
B. I couldn't fit enough of my rigged up chocolate covered pretzel stick legs into the cupcake.
I think they turned out okay, though.
The food...Artichoke dip, grapes, cheese, pizza dip spread...

Jackson saw the recipe and picture of the Spider Web Pizza Spread on the back of a Ritz cracker box. It was super yummy and went with the theme.


We got the spider web bowl from Target's $ section.


Singing Happy Birthday...

Opening a few gifts...
Happy Birthday, Jackson{almost a week late}!!! We love you!!














10 comments:

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Everything turned out GREAT! "Banana" is super cute! So is "Toothless Wonder Boy"

Brittny said...

This was such a sweet post!
I just want to add that sock monkey's tail is amazing! =P

Ruth said...
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Ruth said...

How fun. Everything looks so great!! Both your cupcakes and cake look so good. The cupcakes are so fantastic. A lot of work but it came out great.

Ruth

Jill said...

Looks like a great time!! and the sock monkey is ADORABLE!!
Blessings!
Jill

Erica said...

Everything turned out great! I would rather do cupcakes also...I love Banana! What a great name :) I've always wanted a sock monkey horse - I saw one once, didn't get it, went back to get it later and it was gone :( So it's on my to do list!

Also I have the same cake stand only in black!!!! And no I didn't spray paint mine it came that way! LOL!!!!

Erica :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

HAppy Birthday to your big boy! What a fabulous celebration! I LOVE the cupcakes, too! You did a great job! Lori

V and Co. said...

wow everything looks great! i love your wreath! and i love sock monkeys one of these days i'm going to make one...after everything else. okay scratch that...maybe i should just buy one...

Carrie said...

I love sock monkeys!

Amy R. said...

Very cute and fun party as usual. I love those cupcakes! Happy 7th b-day Jackson!