Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to Julius!

We celebrated Julius's SIXTH Birthday last week. What a day! He requested a Godzilla theme this year (he's a fan). This is what we used for the invitations: Godzilla gifts are hard to come by...I've gotta thank Amazon and Ebay. Julius loves the old 60's versions of Godzilla (we rent them from Netflix). But his favorite so far is Godzilla - Final Wars released in 2005 because it has loads of Godzilla characters in it. So I ordered that, and the Matthew Broderick Godzilla. I also found a great Godzilla: 50th Anniversary Soundtrack that we used during his party. We let him open one present before school - so he could wear it on his special day.
And then he got to open this one during his party:
During his partywe had lunch: grilled burgers and hotdogs, chips, and cut fresh fruit. We drank a yummy orange (his favorite color) punch. After lunch we played a few games such as Godzilla stomp and Don't drop the Godzilla egg.

Then we had the cake...made by me. Obviously. It looked terrible. But it tasted pretty good. It was orange colored and flavored inside with caramel between the layers.

After the cake the kids played outside on the trampoline and bikes for awhile and then they took turns swinging at the pinata. The pinata was homemade this children were enthralled with the process. We made it into a Godzilla egg and filled it with candy, dinosaurs, and toys.

After the pinata we went inside for presents.

Then the kids went home.

Then I crashed. So, so tired. Still am.

But, it was a great birthday...I love our Julius so much!


Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Happy Birthday Julius! Looks like it was a great day!

Elizabeth Peterson said...

Happy Birthday Julius! How funny to say that I remember when that kid was born..oh happy days! I think your cake looks awesome!

Stacey said...

Awesome! Who could've thunk that Godzilla would be his birthday theme! My Farmers love the older Godzilla too, those special effects are c-o-o-l. lol Footprint cake, an egg pinata and a sweet vintage movie shirt... I bet he was so excited.

Happy birthday, Jules!


Amber H. said...

I love how kids can get so crazy into one thing, but Godzilla is seriously the COOLEST! How fun is that picture with his Godzilla shirt. And what a great mom you are to do even make your own pinata?! I need to take lessons from you. He looks so cute. Happy birthday!

Love Your Day! said...

That does it! I am coming to your house for my Birthday party next year! You are amazing. ;)

So fun to see all of your ideas!

mom2kylonna said...

You are awesome!! I'm sure Kylonna would want you to be her party planner this year! :)

Christie said...

Hi Mandy, love your blog! Your kids are so cute.

Love, Aunt Christie