Let’s flash back to January 18, 2009 when these pictures were taken. I had just finished getting my degree at OSU the previous month and it was time to celebrate.
I’m torn between thinking “Holy cow, that was just 3 years ago” and “Holy cow, it’s already been 3 years? Wtf have I been doing??” Yikes.
The previous summer, I had been visiting home and in one of my particularly quirky moods, I became obsessed with a 3D duck cake pan at a yard sale and convinced my mom to not only buy it, but agree to make a cake for me for a graduation party we weren’t even planning yet, lol. I didn’t let her forget either and she obviously followed through.
Yes, I did say I graduated college…with a real degree…with multiple minor specializations…at the top of my class. And yes, I chose to have a duck cake with lots of little rubber duckies. If that blows your mind, wait until you see me playing with glow sticks and dancing the night away with toddlers. ;)
On an equally as quirky obsession note, I called dibbs on the duck butt. Don’t ask why….I don’t know. I just *had* to have the duck butt. It has a nice ring to it, right? Duck butt, duck butt, duck butt.
Anyway…. as with every party or cake post I do, I have tons of pictures, so I put most of them into a collage. Mouse over them and they’ll pop up a slightly larger version or click on through to see the full pictures. Some of them come with stories, though, and they’ll be on down.
Oh, and any of you who attended the party and don’t quite recall some of the details that are now showing in your pictures, it’s because I’ve replaced all your “adult beverages” with baby bottles. PG-13, y’all. ;)
The top middle pictures is how glow stick balls look put together, but for whatever reason, they ended up as hats to spin on our heads, too.
You know it’s a good party when only a few people know the picture is being taken, but everyone in it is smiling.
That second one is my “come hither, you’re dancing with me, too” move.
I really don’t know if I sat down at all that night. I think I might’ve to eat. Maybe. Most of it was spent right out there on the floor with a bunch of kids, though, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. I also drove many of them home at the end of the night, too….my home…and we all crashed on couches and floors.
Some of us obviously weren’t done partying, even when bodies said it was time to sleep.
But never fear, the next day brought more duck cake fun. And in case I didn’t say it enough then or you don’t get the impression here, thanks for the fabulous party. <3
Nablopomo – Favorite animated character
Yay, time for some cartoon fun. I don’t have a favorite, but here are some other people’s creations related to some cartoons I would’ve watched in mostly the 80s. (The picture above is mostly 90s toons that my sister would’ve watched instead, but I thought it was a cool collection of cupcakes).
Bugs Bunny Sandwich – Did you know they brought Bugs back?? In 2011, they have a new show called The Looney Tunes Show where Bugs and Daffy are living together in LA and all their neighbors are other toons from the original shows from long ago. I haven’t brought myself to actually watch it yet.
Flintstones Googly Vitamins – The whole site is filled with things with googly eyes.
Muppet Babies Cakes
Jetsons-style Electrolux Moleculaire food printer – Here’s a video explaining how it works, but doesn’t it remind you of the Jetsons?
You’ve seen lots of birthday cakes and party pictures here before. They’re a big deal for us!
For as long as I can remember, my mom would spend the whole morning working on the birthday cake, usually hidden away in the kitchen by sheets tacked up across doorways so no one could peek. Birthday person’s eyes are even shielded up until the very moment that everyone is gathered around the table with the cake right in front of their spot.
Sometimes, that doesn’t go quite as planned, though. My sister’s birthday 3 years ago was all sorts of crazy.
A large craft/art fair that’s held near us and we go to every year just happened to fall on the same day that year. We got up early, rushed off to the event, spent a few hours crafting to our little heart’s content and browsing as many of the vendors as possible (and getting face paint!), before scooting back off home for the rest of the day’s plans.
Only….did I mention that my mom had been sick? And that by the time we left, she was ready to crash already? And guess who still had a cake to prepare and party to throw? Yep!
This year’s cake? Kit Kat mountain with a 3D rainbow.
Which is exactly what my mom made, but not exactly what my sister got.
Instead, this happened not long before the party was set to start:
That lovely crack right down the middle meant there would be no more standing it back up either.
But the show must go on, right? So icing was scraped away as much as possible, the rainbow laid flat instead of upright, and the remaining icing was smoothed across with a butter knife.
Add some white linings and last minute snow on the mountain, and we were good to go, wee! Can you see the remaining cake still stuck to the mountain where it fell? Oops!
Ultimately, it ended up looking pretty cool still and now comes with quite the story, too, huh? Hehe.
And I’m pretty sure, judging by these reaction pictures, birthday girl wasn’t too disappointed by it either.
And as if this post didn’t already have a ton of pictures, here’s a few more…
From the bottom of that picture to the top, that’s a cooked frozen pizza, a mess of cake and icing gone crazy, the heart pan she cut the rainbow out of, and another few pizzas back there.
Yes, there’s a reason she got a watermelon for her birthday. No, I’m not telling you what it is. :P
That’s a glob of icing. Really, not a good day for icing going where it was supposed to go.
Every kid should have a good pet rock or two…
Okay, that’s it for now. As I continue going through old CDs of pictures, I’m sure I’ll have more picture-heavy posts like this for ya, so be prepared.