Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Big Boy E's Special Day

My daughter, Mimi, has
a spirit of fun and happiness
that she likes to spread around.

She is also a very good Mom
to her two little guys.
She combined her sense of
joy and entertainment
along with her love for her
three year old in a
I don't know of anyone
else that would throw an
Birthday Party,
complete with games,
timed contests,
and an awards ceremony.
SweetCheeks &  BigBoyE
kicked off the ceremony by
running the "course" with
a special torch!
So there were lots of
water balloons. 
These, of course, 
supplied hours of 
"surprise entertainment"
to those unsuspecting
souls who were minding
their own business before
getting hit with one of
these well-aimed missiles.
Did I mention it was HOT?!
Really, really HOT!
When it got too hot
Uncle Stev-o entertained
SweetCheeks inside with
a magic board.
After all the contests were
over BigBoyE opened his
He loved everything!
Hmmmm...looks like he has
a little RED icing on his 
face.  I wonder where
he got THAT from....
Looks like he might have been
dipping his finger into the 

After contests and cake
it was time for the 
Every single person there
got an award for
These two got a 
special Olympics award
for their own separate
run & jump contest.
As the day wound down
 we headed home,
giving two of the three
girls a ride home.
I stopped at the store to
pick up some milk and
a few grocery items.
I thought a couple of people
in the store gave me 
but  I am used to getting
strange looks so didn't think
too much about it...
I was walking towards the 
car and noticed 
MyHero and the two girls
laughing hysterically.
I opened the car door.
What's so funny? 
They all pointed.
I looked down.
My Silver Award Medal.
You want to know what I got
the award for?
It was for 
in a single contest!

ps..I am away at the Lake Michigan
shore for 3 days with the 3 little girls.
I will be checking in at night 
AFTER you-know-who is

your photo name


Susie said...

Diana, That was such a cute party theme. I bet the kids loved that cake with all the colors of frostings. Enjoy your get away. Smiles, Susie
p.s. I knew if anyone understood about coffee, it would be you girl.

Suzanne said...

Diana, you sure are right about your daughter...she really knows how to spread fun and happiness! Made me happy just reading about it:). Happy Birthday to your cute little (and big) guy and happy lake days to you!

Anonymous said...

What a fun day. I am wondering whether those Olympics might be better organised than the ones happening here shortly!

Anonymous said...

what a great party theme and carried out so beautifully as well, wonderful imagination!
Have a wonderful time away,

Mark said...

Congratulations on the award! And I see you're starting to spice your blog up now by showing a little skin. You go Nana!

Kim K. said...

What a fun party-theme! Darling pics. Enjoy the shores of Lake MI. This heat/drought is record breaking.

Dixie Delights said...

Darling party idea! Have fun at the lake!

Stacy said...

What a cute party idea. I always did theme parties for my kids, too. Dinosaurs, Ghostbusters, John Deere, princesses, Ford trucks (that was my DAUGHTER!)....I think the favorite, though was the year my daughter wanted Taco Bell for her party and nothing else would satisfy. I schmoozed up the manager at our local Taco Bell and on party day the hubs and his brother picked up bags and bags of food and even treat bags filled with kids' meal toys. Everyone still talks about the party catered by Taco Bell. LOL

Jettie said...

I'm so happy to see you won that special award..
BigBoyE looks as if he had a blast, and I'm sure that SweetCheeks did too.
Love the party theme. We've had lots of cakes with trucks on them, Jd's favorite.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a great idea for the party!
Happy Birthday to both your "boys" and enjoy your time at the lake!

Maria Elena said...

What a fun, fun party! I know this was a happy and exciting day for BigBoyE !As I was reading and before I saw the picture with the medal, I thought you were going to say you had red frosting all over you. LOL Too funny! Don't blame you for sitting in the shade. It sure has been hot!

Patty Patterson said...

That's a nice looking medal. Those people in the store were probably just jealous. They could take one look at you and see that you are a winner, and they are not! Hmmmmm..... yep, that's it. Poor guys will probably never get a chance to know what it feels like to win a medal of their own.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like it was a fun birthday party for BigBoyE, Diana! Your daughter did a great job with the Olympics theme. Enjoy your time away. Hopefully, it is cooler where you are!

DearHelenHartman said...

FUN! I bet you all sang the Olympic Theme - Da-da-da-da-da-da da... looks like a terrific time. Enjoy your lake trip.

Tete said...

Well, at least it was around your neck and they didn't play pin the tail on the donkey with that would have made everyone look twice when you went by.
I, personally think, you should have taken the gold for sitting on your butt.
It looks like a fun BD party, and I think the cake was melting a bit, too. Oh, this summer has been a hum dinger and we have at least 6 weeks to go!
Have fun with the girls. Got a heat and pollen alert today. Hope more rain comes in.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of that fun party! Your daughter put so much thought into every aspect of it. Did you get a water balloon thrown your way?

Gretchen said...

What a perfect party theme! I would never have mentioned that cute medal you were wearing. All mothers deserve medals. Have fun with the little girls.

Carolyn said...

Now that was a thoughtful birthday party! what a great theme! looks like creativity runs in the family! Wonderful memories in the making!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Looks like a great party! ... Have fun with the girls!

Gina said...

What a fun & clever party! I want to know, are you still wearing your silver medal? We aren't going to see you on a Wheaties box any time soon are we? ;)

At The Picket Fence said...

What a darling party!! That cake was so cute and it looks like everyone had lots of fun despite the heat. Congrats on your silver medal! ;-)

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a cute theme complete with the games for a child's party. I bet the water balloons were a hit. jCongratulations on your silver Medal Diana. Wear it proudly. ;)


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I was afraid you sat in the cake or something!

It's Just Dottie said...

Your little guy looks so much like my sweet son when he was that age!!!

Nonnie said...

That is much more original than a jump house or a clown. Why did I think it would be much cooler at Lake Michigan than here in N. Texas? Sounds like a wonderful place to be. Your grandson is adorable.

Ruth Kelly said...

Your Mimi is very creative and in with the times having an Olympic theme party - what fun! I think I know who she gets her creativity from.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You deserve every award! HAVE FUN this week!

Shopgirl said...

Your daughter is probably just like her Mother, very creative. You got the kind of award that I would probably for me.
This is a very sweet post and your grandson is really handsome, a real cutie pie!
I am on a brake from throwing stuff out the window upstairs...waiting for it to cool off a little here, yep it is hot here too. Big Hugs, mary

Romeo said...

Aw geez, what's the matter with those people - haven't they ever seen a medal for not competing before?!?! Sheesh, even a cat has seen those before. May have even won one or two myself on a very hot day ;)

Sounds like despite the heat, everyone had fun! I would have loved it - water balloons and unsuspecting victims?!?! Oh my whiskers twinge at the mere thought of the entertainment that would provide me. Just saying.

Congrats on your hard earned medal ;)


Romeo and "her"

Nellie said...

What a special birthday party for a special little boy!

Enjoy your time with those little girls!

xo Nellie

Red Rose Alley said...

Looks like lots of fun at the birthday party, Diana. Oh, how I remember those days when the kids were small. We would have some unique parties too. I think one of the most original ones was hiring a pony to let the kids ride on in our neighborhood. The Olympics theme is a cute one. I bet he had such a special day. That cake look delicious.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

koralee said...

You are so cute...what a great party theme!!! Your daughter is such a great mom! Just like her mom! xoxoxo Hugs.

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Looks like a ton of fun! Have a great time at the beach with your little ones!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi there, Diana, at the beach. I bet it is really nice there. Cute theme for the birthday party. Love the torch. A good teaching lesson for the kids as well. You should wear that medal proudly, we know how hard it is for you not to do anything, so it was well earned..Just kidding, you probably got it for being the best Nana. Have fun with the girls..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Heaven's Walk said...

You guys always have such a fun time together, Diana! Will you adopt me....? lol!

xoxo laurie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Darling post! What a great birthday theme... congratulations on your medal!

Annmarie Pipa said...

how fun!! and you guys all have a fun sense of humor!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a cute theme for the party! So original and fun! The cake is perfect and the medals, too. Happy birthday,

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, I have been doing a little catching up reading tonight. I enjoyed reading your blog. A belated Happy birthday to your hubby and Little E. I didn't realize that your little E has the same first name as my youngest grandson. They call him E-Man. I got a chuckle reading tonight. Water Balloons would there have been some adults involved. Birthday cakes are meant to have fingers stuck in the icing. Have a great day and enjoy your trip. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That party looks like something I'd like to go to. That's my kind of fun. Now, if I could just find some child to do the races for me so I could sit back and eat cake.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love the theme of your party! It's so cute! The cake is great! Uncle Stev-o seems to have Sweet Cheeks'undivided attention! He must be a good artist!

Connie said...

What a delightful post. I can just feel the family love. We are going to our great nephew's 1st birthday party Sunday afternoon. . . so I'm looking forward to seeing lots of family. It is always so much fun when we all get together.

Thanks you for stopping by and for your sweet comment on my journal. Hope you're having a fun time at Lake Michigan. I have so many childhood memories of Lake Michigan . . . just the mention of that name makes them all come flooding in.
God Bless, Connie :)

lynn said...

that is such a clever party theme! have a great trip!

CAS said...

Cute, cute, cute party idea! I would have tied you for that!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

How fun! Happy birthday to your darling little grandson. I remember once when my oldest was about 3 years old and we went to a birthday party. As we were about to walk in she turned to ask me if I thought they would be playing games. I assured her that yes, they would probably have games to play. After a brief pause she said, well do you think that Mrs. R will make sure that everybody is a winner? Haha
I love your silver medal but I think you shouda got the gold!