Monday, March 15, 2010

They say it’s your birthday…well, it’s my birthday too

That’s the song we get the kids to sing on their birthdays….because we’re huge dorks.

The party on Saturday for Garrett and Landon went off without a hitch…well, unless you consider the fact that it took me 2 whole days to make the birthday cakes, for Tim to TRY to get the bathroom done (which still isn’t finished but at least the toilet is finally in working order) and to get this house clean enough to not want to die of embarrassment when the guests showed up.

One of my friends came over Friday and stayed until 11:00 pm helping me clean the house…and we’re not talking sweeping here and there. She scrubbed the stairs clean, folded the kids’ laundry, and cleaned our kitchen table.

Now, the kitchen table may not seem like a big deal but, trust me, it was. She looked at the table and looked up at me and said, “You’re gonna put a tablecloth over it, right?”

I looked at her as if she had an extra ear attached to her face. “Uh….no!” I said.

That’s when she broke out the Old English wood polisher and got a work-out scouring off dye stains that Bella left from doing her hair with that damn Crush crap (that explains the pink and blue hair in the last post).

If that’s not a sign of true friendship, I don’t know what is.

Okay, pictures….well, I didn’t take that many because I was using my cell phone but here’s what I managed to get without too much blurriness.

Below, Garrett was attempting to hit the pinata…but all he did was hit the metal canopy and break off the tip of the broom.

Tim caught my eye right when it happened and he whispered to me, “Don’t worry, sweetie. I’ll make sure to have your broom replaced by the time you need to head back to Oz tomorrow. I wouldn’t want the flying monkeys to worry about you.” Nice.

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One of the big kids knocked the pinata down and it took 3 guys to figure out how to put the darn thing back up.

Honestly, I think the guys just liked feeling “needed”.

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Finally…candy and toys galore.

Look at them all hunched over scooping up all the goodies…kind of like hungry vultures pouncing on a weary, unsuspecting mouse.

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All Garrett got were 2 bags of Nemo gummies…and he was happy the rest of the day.

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Here’s the cake I made for Garrett…Toy Story theme all the way.

These are the G-rated pictures.

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Once a couple of my friends got a hold of the characters, it quickly turned X-rated.

Warning…close your eyes and scroll down past the picture if you lack a perverted sense of humor.

Woody: Hey Buzz, you wanna know why they call me Woody?

Buzz: Oh, I have a pretty good idea why. Now, get over and take me to infinity and beyond.

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Here’s Landon’s Thomas the Train cake…

Just look at all that yummy sugar! It’s one of those cakes that you gain 10 pounds just from looking at it….or is that just me?

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Whew…as much as I enjoy parties, I’m SO glad it’s over!

I’ve missed the blogosphere…

87 comments:

Lisa said...

Those cakes are awesome!! Looks like fun was had by all...even those naughty toy story characters lol! I'm sure you relieved that it's done.

The Step In Mom. . . said...

Those cakes are amazing! I could never make anything like that. It is also good to know that my friends aren't the only ones who do perverted stuff like that :-)

Alyssa said...

Did I read you made those cakes? Okay, so if I don't comment for a while--a long while--you'll know I'm nurturing my jealous self.

Looks like fun, your friend is a gem, and I'm glad for you, too, that the party's over. At least for now.

Nobodys Nothings said...

i am in awe of your made cake-making skills... with such a beautiful bed to lay on, of COURSE Buzz and Woody wanted to get a little frisky!

Happy Birthday to your little munchkins, looks like it was an awesome party!

BigSis said...

I am so impressed with the cakes! I'm also grateful that Thomas kept it clean. Those trains are creepy enough!

Kaleena said...

HOLY COW! Those cakes are amazing! Is there anything you can't do?! You are one super-talented mommy!

HT said...

Can I place an order for two cakes for my girls' birthday party that's coming up? Wow, you are one talented lady!

mama of 4 said...

AWESOME cakes! I am in awe! I also make my kids cakes, but they are nowhere near that awesome :).
Happy birthday to your little ones!!!!

Jennifer said...

Damn, you go girl! Those cakes are awesome! I wish I could decorate cakes but I can barely manage to even bake them

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! Those cakes are fantastic!!

You are indeed a talented mom!

We live in a Zoo! said...

Those are some awesome cakes!

Merri Ann said...

I'm totally in awe of you at this moment. Holy Moly Poly Roly ... those cakes are amazing!!! Your kiddos must have loved them ...

Glad to hear you had such a fun party,too.

Sadia said...

Cakes! Speechless!

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Two days? I couldn't do that in two months. Wow!

S Club Mama said...

ok I need to step up my cake-making abilities here...holy cow those are beautiful.

Kim said...

You have some very lucky kids. Those cakes are amazing... you could seriously go into business making cakes like that (I would be a definite customer)!

Glad to hear everything went so well!

Creative Junkie said...

OMG - I cannot get over those cakes! They're spectacular!

Gisela said...

Gorgeous cakes!!! It looks like the boys had a great birthday party!

Tracie said...

OMG! I can't believe you made those cakes! They are awesome!

Colton's Mommy said...

Those are awesome cakes. I thought about making a themed cake for my son's first birthday, but I have ZERO creativity and even less decorating abilities. I admire you for taking the time to do yours and I am a bit jealous of your craft.

Jenna said...

Love it, you did awesome on the cakes, I am so impressed. You need to give cake making tutorials.

Living It, Loving It said...

Awesome job on those cakes!!! Wow! You should be in the cake-making business.

Twins Squared said...

What a great friend! I need someone like that but then I guess I have my mom! As much as it sometimes drives me crazy I cannot imagine her not being nearby. Looks like the kids had a great party!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

The cakes are awesome! Where did you learn to do that? You rock!
Looks like the party was so much fun! Happy Birthday to your cutie pies!

Brooke said...

those cakes are incredible! wow.

Morgan said...

Those cakes look amazing! You did a great job!!! Your kids must have been so impressed.

Eva Gallant said...

The birthday cakes were amazing!
Oh, and could I borrow your friend for a couple of weeks? This place could use some spiffing up--I'm just sayin.

The Mother said...

I spent the weekend dealing with hubs' birthday.

He is at least as demanding as a three year old, when it comes to birthday celebrations. But I didn't make him a cake that great.

This Daddy said...

Tim did an awesome job on those cakes. (haha)

Great job on the party.

The Boob Nazi said...

I love pinatas. We have one a Christmas every year. (Don't ask.)

Jen said...

Those cakes are impressive, woman. I am going to show them to Jeff and tell him that he has to step up his game.

Big time.

;)

CaneWife said...

Love the cakes! Absolutely adorable!

Nezzy said...

Everybody needs good friends who will help clean, put pinatas back up and turn your cute little G cakes into something from a porn flick! Heeheeehehe, not that this sheltered gal would know nothin' about a porn flick!

Looked like you gave the boys a perfect party, Hon.

God bless and have a marvelous Monday!!!

Tina... said...

my birtday is the 13th too...but I got a giant cupcake cake not a really cool dirty toy story cake...that cracked my shit up.

Kristina P. said...

Those cakes are amazing. You sure know how to throw a party!

Stef said...

I am impressed with your cakes. WOw! I don't even try that. It would look more like Thomas had a train wreck...on your cake!

Angela said...

Those cakes are AWESOME, girl! Wow! I'm extremely jealous of your cake decorating skills! The bed is adorable and the Thomas one is fantastic! Way to go!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

You are a Rock Star! Those cakes are fabulous. You know I'm partial to the Thomas one & that tunnel- pure genius.

Can your friend be mine too?

christy rose said...

Wow you have one great friend that will come over and spend a whole day helping you to clean your house. That is awesome! and speaking of awesome!! Those cakes!! I can not believe them! You did so great! My baby turned two this last week and I just made a 9x13 cake and put happy birthday Jacob on it and I was so proud of myself. Now I am not!! Thanks! :) It looks like they had a great party!! I know how you feel about parties being fun but so happy to be over with though. Hope you are getting some rest now!! LOL

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

What a great post and pictures, Helene!!!
Those birthday cakes are awesome,oh my!!,I could never make anything like that!
Have a great week!
B XX

blueviolet said...

I can not even BELIEVE those cakes! They are incredible!!!

And happy birthday to you!!!

yonca said...

Ohmy, those cakes look amazing!Happy birthday to them and to you:)

Jenny said...

You did a great job on the cakes! LOL at the adult cake version.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Holy Shit! You MADE those cakes?? Those are amazing!! Can I hire you for my next party?

rocketgurl said...

Whoa!! Love the cakes!! What a terrific job you did on them!!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Wowza! You are one great cake makin' mama! Loads of laughs on good ole Woody :)

Dee said...

The cakes are AMAZING! And do you think your friend would come over and help me out with some cleaning? :)

Samantha said...

I'm super jealous of your mad cake skills! And the R-rated Toy Story cake gave me the giggles :)

Looks like it was a fun party!

AngieB said...

WOW! Good job with those cakes! I couldn't do that if you locked me in a fully stocked bakery for a week with an assistant and you did it with four kids running around and your bathroom under construction? You ROCK!

HarryJack's Mom said...

Awesome, all the way around! I can't believe how great those cakes came out .... do you remember your earlier attempts at Betty Crockering? Amazing! HB to the kids and you. Welcome back :-)

Kim said...

Those cakes are awesome! Where'd you find your house-cleaning friend . . . I want to get one of those.

Donna said...

I believe I have elevated myself to Stalker Level 3 -I now take notes when I read your posts - so that I can get all my comments in!

First - we sing that song, too. I mean it WAS written about twins, right?

Second - Love your friend! What exactly is a "tablecloth?" Just another art canvas if you ask me!

Pinata? Really? With your crew? oh brave, brave woman! I love that sweet little Garrett only needed two bags of gummies to make his day!

And WTF, Helene!?! Those cakes? AMAZING! Seriously, I am blown away. They are awesome - your boys had to be stoked! Way to go, MOM!

Lastly, thanks to linkwithin, I went blog surfing (ok, stalker level 4, FINE!) and OMG!! I found out your age and there is NO WAY - you look barely into your 30's! NOT FAIR! So, whatever you are doing, KEEP doing it!

2wired2tired.com said...

What a wonderful party! Those cakes are incredible! I'm sure they will always remember those. I may hire you out to do my kids cakes next year!

Glad they had a great day and that you're back!

blueviolet said...

I meant happy birthday to them, by the way. I'm just finally back over here to correct that. LOL

Carly said...

Love the cakes. They are amazing,you could work as a cake decorator. Loved the 3 year old camo outfits. Looks like a fun Party :)

Marianne said...

Is it hard for you to cut into the cakes and serve it after all that hard work? Because I'm fairly certain if I ever made a cake half as good as those (haha, like that will ever happen), I would have it shalacked (sp?) and mounted on the wall.

So glad the party went well!

My cousins are flying out to San Jose tomorrow for the NCAA tourney... I'm thinking about sneaking into their luggage. Can I crash at your pad? Haha ;)

Erin said...

OMG, Helene! You've been holding out on us---had no idea you were Cake Boss in addition to Mommy of Multiples Extraordinare!

I seriously don't know how you do it. And don't tell me it's the Wellbutrin. You are something other than purely human.

Great pics, looks like everyone had a blast!

Jessica said...

Woody ..::snicker::
Looks like something that would happen in my house.

Lovely cakes too :)

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

you MADE those cakes? You can do fondant??? Start a bakery Helene, those rocked!!!!!!!!

Wow. I am just happy when the top layer doesn't slide off...

LOVE the sex pics!! We do that stuff around here too. We are simple minded that way - it doesn't take much to make me and the husband laugh!!

What a fantastic day for all of you!!

Laura said...

You always do such an awesome job on your kids' birthday cakes! I am so jealous! FOUR kids AND birthday cakes??!! I think you are a VERY patient person!!

Robin said...

You give great party..Girl..and even better cakes...you got to go on that cake show on TV..Ooops I forgot the name...but you know what I mean...!!Looks like the kids had a blast..What fun..somtimes I miss those days...now one of mine can drink..the big 21 as of Feb this year, so we now have an added dimension to our parties..Wooohooo.. just what you need to look forward to..!

Sara said...

HOLY CRAP! Those cakes are UH-MAY-ZING! Crazy impressive. No wonder you didn't have time to do anything else.

Alicia said...

Helene! I'm seriously so IMPRESSED with those cakes! Can I hire you????? LOL

Mighty M said...

Count on you to take a very sweet and innocent post and make it R-rated!! :) Cakes look great!!

And I'm a HUGE DORK too!! :)

debi9kids said...

Your cakes are AWESOME!!! Were any of those little characters edible? Some looked like they might've been....

LOL. Who knew that Buzz and Woody were so.....gay?

Megan said...

Um, hello??? How in the hell do you have time to make those awesome cakes!!!!!! You seriously rock this whole mom thing.

And OMG, did I laugh at the Toy Story bow chicka wow wow! LOL I would love to hang out with you in real life, you are a riot!

P said...

Oh wow.. I bow to thee. You MADE those cakes? Now I know you lie all the time when you say you are busy with two sets of twins. Where the hell would you possibly get the time to even think about cakes like that let alone make them!!!!

YOU ROCK!!!

Jenn said...

The cakes are so awesome! I also seriously enjoyed the the buzz/woody commentary!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You did not make those cakes! You are amazing.
I was already eagerly anticipating Toy Story 3 but now even more so! Bow chicka wow wow!

Rebecca M. said...

Your cakes are AMAZING! With Dominick's first birthday next week - I've made the commitment to make everyone of his birthday cakes. This year, it's a simple six-inch round for him to smash. I'm totally excited to pump up the creativity for birthdays to come! Great job and I know your kids will appreciate all you do to make their birthdays so special!

High On Craft said...

Your friend = awesome
the cakes = amazing!
your children = lucky

LucidLilith said...

Did you really make those cakes? And if you did you could be giving Martha Steward a serious run for her money.
*impressed*

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I love the song - I am so going to start that tradition at our house! Especially with my birthday celebration always being thrown in the mix.

And those cakes are AMAZING! Want to do mine???

Cascia said...

Those cakes are beautiful! You made them? It looks like the boys had a great party.

Thanks for stopping by Healthy Moms! Have a terrific Tuesday!

When did I become my Mom said...

Oh wow those cakes are awesome. I mean with Cole and Bella's cakes I thought you had skillz, but NOW. I am in awe.

Amazing mama. :-)

wife.mom.nurse said...

Wow! The cakes are awesome!!!

(you are one naughty girl ;)

Seriously, you are way talented (I can say it like that cuz I am a california girl like you :)

shortmama said...

Wow you are an awesome cake decorator!!

Melissa said...

awesome cakes. you didnt make them did you?

Cheryl Lage said...

AMAZING cakes...and the character "rearrangement" made me giggle aloud.
A dear adult friend always had an array of Star Wars figures on display in his house. Let's just say the jawa was always similarly occupied... ;)

Happy Belated B-Day, Boys!

KK said...

My birthday was not nearly so fun! Those cakes are awesome.

The Lane Family said...

Those cakes ROCK!! I can only imagine making a cake like that in my dreams..mostly my cakes resemble my nightmares!!!

Also I love pinata stories because I swear those things never break...until you finally put it on the ground and beat the crap out of it.

Sonora said...

Wow...I am impressed with the cakes! I couldn't do something like that. I do have to say that the naughty picture of woody and buzz was pretty funny.
BTW, thanks for your comment on my blog. It is always nice to hear from other twin moms and to know they have had many of the same experiences!

Buckeroomama said...

Those cakes rock!! SUPER job, Helene! :)

Tiffany said...

Oh my freakin' GOSH!!!!!!! THOSE CAKES!!!!!!! AMAZING!!! Simply amazing. You ROCK SUPER MOM!

Debbie in Nashville said...

Those are the coolest cakes ever!

Brandi said...

Not 1, but 2 awesome cakes. You are supermom. Puts my cow cakes to shame.

Stacey said...

OMG Helene! Those cakes look professionally done. They are so, so awesome! You've been practicing, haven't you? ;o)

Sharlene said...

The Buzz Lightyear/Woody sexual convo was one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. Dying here. Dying.

Happy Birthday boys (late). Your mom makes some kick ass cakes!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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