Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Dinosaur

A certain little girl round these parts turned four recently. Of course, she needed a birthday shirt. Little Miss K loves dinosaurs and specifically requested a dinosaur birthday party. Mama didn't make it to the fabric store to get dinosaur fabric when I came home from Egypt so she had to settle for butterflies. K didn't seem to mind, in fact she didn't even seem to notice the shirt's complete lack of reptiles. Perhaps it was just that the dinosaur crown made up for it.

Then again, maybe it was the dinosaur pompoms hanging around the room. (We had to make them after seeing these.)


The paper towel tube turned palm tree centerpiece was a big hit - as were the gummy dinosaurs.

But, now that I think about it, it was probably all the dinosaurs that came to celebrate with her that made the so special. Grandmasaurus, Grandpiopteryx, Mirandaraptor, Jeremysaurus, Mamamimus, Papaceratops, Grandpadactyl, and Brotherodon all came to wish K-asaurus-Rex a good day. (All the toy dinosaurs from her preschool classroom were able to come down from the shelf and come to the party too.)


However, it may have been the dinosaur cake Papaceratops whipped up that made this the best darn dinosaur party ever. In case you're curious - he's an iguanadon. (The cake - not the Papa.)

I suppose none of that really matters. She had a fantastic day surrounded by people who love her, and in the end that's what's really important.

The birthday shirt and crown have become somewhat of a tradition in our family. Do you have any special traditions?

17 comments:

Allie said...

Happy happy birthday Miss K! Wow Liz will you do MY birthday party next year? You're amazing.

Marcia said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate 4! She'll be a kindergarten girl before you know it...:) Hope it feels good to be back home. Glad you had safe travels.

Diane said...

What an awesome iguanadon cake - and I love the decorations! I have never seen gummy dinosaurs before.What a fun party day for your little dinosaur!! In our family I always make special suppers for the guys of their choice and I make their birthday cakes, but I'm just a box & can gal:-) I'm glad you made it back safe from visiting with your mom! Happy Wednesday and Happy Birthday K-asaurus-Rex!!

Mandy said...

I can't believe that she is 4 already. What a fun party!

Loralynn said...

Happy birthday to your cute little dino-girl! Looks like she had a dino-riffic party!!

Brenda said...

Happy birthday little miss K.

peaceliving said...

Liz! Welcome home. I can't believe that we both made the same cake for dinosaur birthdays! Do you remember mine here: http://peaceliving.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/half-birthdays-at-the-beach/ ?
Yours turned out wonderfully. I used all the plastic dino's at my boys' party, too! Love the shirt, too!
Glad you made it home safely,
Linn

stitching under oaks said...

what a wonderful party you had for your little miss k! Happy Birthday to her. Great decorations and fabulous cake! Have you ever thought of going into party planning?! :)

Manoute said...

Awesome! Happy birthday K!
And welcome home Liz :o)

Sarade said...

What a cute t-shirt! And a very creative birthday table setting!

The WoodLand School said...

Happy birthday to your big girl!
As usual, your man and his cake skills astound me!

Indy Mom said...

Great cake and cute and excited little girl! Love your ideas.

pam said...

Just had to add my own Happy birthday wishes to Miss K! WHAT a dinosaur party! Some mother person I won't mention was definitely having way too much fun playing with dinosaurs! I wonder where Miss K got her interest in dinosaurs?

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That shirt is so cute. Happy birthday little girl!

clara said...

Happy birthday sweetie! And can Papaceratops please make me a cake too?

susan said...

happy birthday baby girl...althou, i guess you are not such a baby these days, yet you are not a babe yet...thank goodness.
did you bake the cake, so cute! love the candy corn spikes on the back. looks like everyone had a terrific time.
lost ove 50# and still counting. feeling great. need to post a photo of me, like a before and now. glad all is well on your little island of happiness.

susan

suzydewilde said...

Liz you are amazing! I take it those are chocolate rocks beside the cake as well?!