Saturday, October 4, 2014

Griffin's 5th Birthday

How is it possible that this boy is five?  Here he is before church wearing the suit that Aunt Steph handed down to us.  I was so excited that he finally fit into it!  He looked so handsome!

Marc did some creative landscaping in honor of Griffin's birthday week!

Griffin loved it so much and used it as a race track for his bike.  He watched Marc from our bedroom window and yelled, " Oh yeah Dad!  That is awesome!"

We had a camping theme birthday party for Griffin.  

We had plans to have a campfire in the mountains but it was an incredibly rainy weekend and we didn't want to risk getting rained out.  So we decided to move the party to our backyard.  

Marc was our hot dog chef!

We are so lucky to have a big family that came to celebrate with us!

After hot dogs we had a s'mores bar.  I made s'mores cupcakes and we had sterno set up for easy marshmallow roasting. 

Unfortunately, the wind picked up and the sterno wasn't working out too well, but luckily we had the fire pit to roast our mallows!

 Then it was on to the gifts!  Griffin got so many fun gifts and was definitely overwhelmed by all of the fun new toys!

 The weather quickly made a turn for the worse and we ended up moving the party inside for cake and ice cream.

I made this cake!  This is the first time that I have ever attempted to make a theme cake.  I have pinterest to thank for the idea and the tutorial.  I made a 3 layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.  It felt pretty awesome to make this whole thing from scratch.  The snout and the ears are made from rice krispie treats that I shaped and then frosted.  It was a ton of work but turned out so cute and Griffin loved it.  Best part was that it great too!

Of course I  had to buy this shirt for Luke!  It was way too perfect for our theme and his personality!

Our little party of five!

Since we already had the party and we celebrated Griff's birthday early, we decided to make his actual birthday special by taking him on a date.  

He chose JCW's for dinner so he could have his favorite grilled cheese and french fries. 

Then we were off to Target to spend his birthday money. 

And of course he picked a noisy firetruck!  He loves it and sleeps with it under his bed!
 Happy Birthday Griffin!  You are the coolest kid.  We love you to the moon and back!

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