Saturday, June 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke!

Yesterday we had a small birthday party for Little Cowpoke. He turned three. He was the most excited birthday boy I have ever met. I did not really think that a three year old would understand the whole birthday thing, but he knew. He knew he was going to have cake, and presents and he asked if he could have a pinata. Little Cowpoke is very much into two things. One is Thomas the Train and the other is Lightning McQueen. Those are his two favorite things. He picked his birthday to be Thomas the Train. Do any of you know how hard it is to find a cute Thomas the Train birthday cake that isn't a sheet cake? It was hard. So, with some coaching from my sister who is an awesome cake maker, I made a four layer round cake. Here is what it ended up looking like.

Little Cowpoke also wanted a waterfall. He wanted a mountain too, but he just got a large green hill. I don't think he noticed.

I then made a tunnel on the other side. Big Cowpoke asked, "Is that train going to come out into the waterfall?" I told him to go away. I am by no means a pro at this cake making business.

That is it. Finished. The cake even has a finger print in it due to a really excited cowpoke. This picture makes it look like it was leaning a lot. I don't think it was leaning that much. Oh well. When the party guests arrived they all went to play on the slip and slide.

Crazy wild wet fun. Boys, that is all I have to say. I do not think a single girl went down that slip and slide. Just the boys. Then came the pinata. I am lazy and didn't get a stick. So, I picked the tallest child and he held the pinata up while the smaller kids pulled the strings.

Little Cowpoke was so very excited. He smiled all evening. I love pinatas. I love it when the candy falls out and the kids all rush to the piles of candy like they have not eaten in weeks. It's so much fun.

If you could only hear Little Cowpoke right then. He was so happy. He was so excited he was having trouble picking up candy. He just stood there jumping up and down. Then it was present time and the pure joy didn't stop. With every gift he opened he would say, "Dis is my favorite, it's awesome. I www-ove it!" Just look at his facial expressions, I love it!

He was so thrilled to be getting a bag of Hershey Kisses. Evey gift was opened and greeted with pure excitement.

After the gifting, it was time for Little Cowpoke to blow out the candles. I lit the candles and the wind blew them out right before we finished singing. He was so sad, so I quickly lit them again. That darn wind, trying to ruin Little Cowpoke's perfect day.

That is one happy boy. He had such a fun day. I wish I could bottle up all his happiness and keep it for ever! Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke!!

Today we had a rodeo and tomorrow I am going to visit my sister. So, my blogging will be sporadic this next week depending on time that we have.


Amanda said...

The cake looks fabulous!!! I love all the happy, excited pictures you got. I hope Ella will be half as excited about her birthday. Otherwise I'll have to have LC give her some lessons.

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

That's an awesome cake!!!!
Don't ya just love how excited kids get over things. My teenager tries to act so blase' about everything-I force her show a little enthusiasm. I miss when she was little and got excited over things.
Sounds like you guys had a wonderful day.

Karen said...

I wwwuuuuv it! Fun party. :)

Carolina girl said...

AWWWW! What a happy little birthday boy! He's so cute! And great job on the cake!

The Wades said...

Happy Birthday, Little Cowpoke!

Your cake was a masterpiece! I would have made a cake in a rectangle pan and thrown a few trains on top! Excellent work!

Your son is so very cute!

Pony Girl said...

I am very impressed by that cake! You might have missed your calling there! :) Looks like a perfect summer birthday. L.C. looked genuinely happy for each gift!

Callie said...

Happy Birthday to your little Cowpoke! And nice job on the cake!

Jenn said...

The cake looks great,looks like he had a fun day !

Danielle Michelle said...

I would like to hire you to throw me a party. I want a pinata please. Anybody can be invited as I know nobody out here anyway and everybodies a friend after a few cocktails.

You must be the best mom ever.

TjandMark said...

Happy Birthday Little Cowpoke!

A Bit Unbridled said...

That is the most awesome cake ever!

My son loves trains and is beyond OBSESSED with Thomas. He has every single Take Along that they have out, several of the battery powered, and some of the old Ertle engines that they no longer make. Everything he owns is plastered in Thomas and we make an annual event of Thomas Day Out in Baldwin, KS too. I don't know what it is about Thomas that little boys (and grown boys) like so much.

Your son looks like he had a wonderful birthday!

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