Saturday, June 19, 2010


This morning Sean had soccer, so Jamie took him while I spent about 2 hours weeding the patio in the backyard. My sister came to help for a bit, but I managed to get about 90% of it done before she arrived.

popsicleshot Sean scored 2 goals today and had a nasty head on collision with another kid on the other team half-way through the game playing time. Poor guys, keeps getting injured. He’s a tough cookie though.


Late morning we had Mackenzie’s 2nd Birthday Party!
I did the sun dance all week as they’d been calling for rain.
I think I did the dance a little too much, it was piping hot all day.

Before Mack’s 2nd birthday party started, we set up the backyard.
We rented an inflatable castle.

Mack was the first one to try out the inflatable castle.
And the last one to exit it when the guy came to take it down.


Mack had a field day in it!

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As did Sean!

There was also some quieter moments in the inflatable as well.
I love this photo. So sweet.


We had to pry Mack out of the castle for the birthday cake.
Oh yes, the birthday cake. You all want to see photos.

Here is the beast!

Cutting into it was a really nice surprise.
I wasn’t sure what to expect.
It was beyond awesome.


The cake was probably the talk of the party, and after the party as well.
The details are this:

Saw the cake idea here, a long time ago (back in the beginning of April, when I originally linked a picture of a similar cake). Then, just used plain vanilla cake mixes (to save time) and used regular food coloring and Betty Crocker French Vanilla icing.
I baked each layer in a cookie sheet (instead of round) so it was just the height and width of that. (So it could feed a party full of people)..! Baked the cake layers in advance, froze them, it’s so much easier to ice a cake from frozen and voila. A very interesting cake that I’ll probably never bake again!


I even got to enjoy the inflatable castle once all the guests had left. I didn’t want to go in there with all the kids when the party was going on, just in case something were to happen, I wouldn’t want to risk anything in the pregnancy. But after everyone left I hung out in there with Mack, Sean and my sister-in-law’s boyfriend’s son and we tossed around some inflatable balls for a bit.

Today was a very exhausting day. There was a lot to do, the heat was blazing, but in the end the party was extremely successful. We had a great time, Mack had a lot of fun, got some great gifts from his friends and got to hang out with people we don’t get to hang out with that often. It was nice.

ps- Just a reminder that I'm throwing a contest for this entire month! Details are here.


Anie said...

wow! that's an insane cake!!!!

carolyn said...

Love, love, LOVE that cake! Happy birthday, Mr. Mack!

Knit Girl Knit said...

Oh wow, that's quite the cake!!! I'm beyond impressed!


Caroline said...

Wow. That cake is just amazing!

Amelah said...

Party was awesome! :D Cake turned out great! Bouncing thing with Mack was a blast :D A little too hot, but we managed!

g-girl said...

i owe you a million and one blog comments but I just HAD to comment on the mack's birthday cake! It looks absolutely phenomenal! You did an amazing job!!!! I'm sure it tasted just as great as it looked. :) That is awesome that Sean scored TWO goals! :)

Bea said...

Happy Birthday Mack!!!! That cake is a beast. It turned out really really awesome though.

Tara said...

Wow, you outdid yourself with that cake, Robyn! And those pictures of Mackie jumping around in the inflatable castle are great. Well done, mommy!