Happy 4th Birthday!

by | Jun 22, 2011 | Birthday Parties, Happy Birthday | 8 comments

Yesterday our (not so) little Snuggles turned 4 years old!  
We arrived home from a 4-Day Camping Trip/Retreat on Sunday night, and the older kids all started a week long Golf Camp on Monday, so I really needed to keep his birthday simple.    There were so many ideas online (I especially wanted to make this lunch and these cookies), but they will have to be saved for another time.   Instead we spent the afternoon swimming in our outdoor pool, opening gifts, and eating ice cream cake, cupcakes, and pizza! 
Snuggles had been talking about his birthday for months, letting me know that he really wanted a Toy Story Birthday and that the only present he wanted was an “Up-Higher Buzz” (Up-Higher = Bigger).  You know, the one that talks, has a laser that lights up, and pop out wings…
My older boys had all the Toy Story toys but, even though I don’t think I would have gotten rid of them (Buzz and Woody were their favorites for a few years), they are gone. . .  So, I broke down and bought another overpriced plastic toy and that makes noise, but I knew that was all it would take to make our little guys birthday perfect.  ðŸ™‚
He was also very excited about getting his very own box of Toy Story Fruit Snacks. . . 
… and a Red Ryder Scooter

I was just so overwhelmed when I started looking at cakes online Monday, and way too tired to stay up late to make one myself, so I decided to just pick one up in town.   Unfortunately Baskin Robbins needs a 24 hour notice to decorate a cake, and my favorite local cake store just closed, so that left DQ and the first store sent me over to their other location where Olga, their Cake Decorator, was working.   Thankfully she was more than willing to work with me and found an undecorated Oreo Blizzard cake in the back (Oreo is a favorite in our home), and then she added some lime green spray and blue frosting.   I thought the chunks of Oreo in the ice cream sort of made the top of the cake look like the moon with the Green Three Eyed aliens and Buzz/Rocket from the Toy Story Candle Set on the top.    

I also made some cupcakes to go along with the ice cream cake, using Toy Story Picks and Papers, but you can’t really see the cupcake liners since I made chocolate cake instead of white.  Oh well!  

Snuggles was so cute blowing out her candles, and didn’t mind a bit of help from his little sister. 
On his way home from work Daddy picked up pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza Planet, which was another hit with our picky little eater.    Overall he had a wonderful birthday! 


  1. Anonymous

    Happy birthday precious boy! You are so very loved. Your brightl smile brings joy across the world. God bless you always!!!!! Have a wonderful year ahead!

  2. Angela

    Happy Birthday Snuggles! What a fun time for a very cute boy!


  3. fadfd

    A wonderful birthday to Snuggles!

  4. Therese

    Happy birthday snuggles. Your children have grown too fast Jessica.

  5. Bianca

    Olá, Salve Maria…
    Eu sou Bianca, estou um "pouquinho" longe de vocês (rsrs), eu sou do Brasil. Encontrei o seu blog em outro blog Católico. AMEI o seu blog, muito bom, já o mostrei para muitas senhoras que também gostaram muito, seus filhos são lindos. Eu queria saber mais sobre vocês, por favor entre em contato comigo pelo e-mail: bianca.morin@hotmail.com.
    Um abraço.
    Salve Maria.

  6. Bianca

    Olá, Salve Maria.
    Sou Bianca,sou brasileira (Brasil), encontrei seu blog atraves de outro blog Católico, achei ele fantastico, muito bom, já mostrei e divulguei ele para outras moças e elas também amaram.
    Queria saber mais sobre vocês e seus lindos filhos, entre em contato comigo pelo e-mail (bianca.morin@hotmail.com) te espero.
    Um abraço.
    Salve Maria!

  7. Anonymous

    Happy Birthday to a very sweet & special little guy from all of us blog followers to Shower of Roses! His smile is always worth checking every day to put some sunshine in our days out here in the blog atmospheres.

  8. Katie

    Hi Jessica, my husband I own the DQ's in Grants Pass. I am so thrilled Olga was able to help you with your son's birthday cake. It looks like he had a wonderful birthday. You have such a beautiful family and I love all your homeschool ideas. Many blessings to you and your family


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