Eli had a fantastic birthday. He was SO EXCITED about everything! It made his birthday really fun for me too.
First thing in the morning Eli woke up to find a birthday banner up in the living room. We also had some light sabers made out of pool noodles that he thought were pretty awesome. Isn't this photo just epic?
As you can tell we were going with a Lego Star Wars theme for Eli's birthday. He has never seen the Star Wars movies because I think they are too scary for him, but he loves to play Lego Star Wars on our Wii.
He got to open one present right away because I knew he would want to wear it all day:
Isn't this a great shirt? I could not resist it when I saw it at Target. Do you think he liked it?! What a grin.
My first order of business in the morning was to get Eli's cake finished. He insisted that he wanted a red R2D2 cake. I am sure this droid has an actual name, but I am not going to look it up right now!
I was actually pretty proud of the way the cake turned out. I used two six inch round cakes, and then made the dome part using a glass Pyrex bow. I made fondant and did my best approximation of a Star Wars Droid. I think he turned out pretty well!
Eli LOVED the cake, so that was good enough for me!
I got the cake done just in time for the party to start. Eli only wanted to have three people come to his party, his two friends from preschool and Grandma! How fun
First we played a fun game with the pool noodle lightsabers.
Each little Jedi had a cracker tied on a string around his neck that represented his "life force". The object of the game was to keep your cracker safe and break everyone else's cracker. I may even have had a little fun with this game!
I was a little sad to carve into my droid cake, but at least it tasted good!
Eli had a great birthday. He got the cool Lego Star Wars set that he wanted, and Honey Daddy got to put it together for him. Aren't birthdays fun!
That's all for now. I am off to wrap presents for my baby girl's festivities tomorrow! Wahoo!