Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Party, Party, Party

January is full of Birthdays in our house! We actually have all the Jensen boys' Bdays in January: Jan. 5th = Zac's, Jan. 15th = Zerrick & Jan. 18th = Kyle. Crazy, uh?!!

Can you guess how old Zac turned?

(Hint: look at the cake). Zac enjoyed his Saturday Birthday relaxing, watching Football, playing with the kids, eating food, opening cool presents and eating yummy cake to end the day.



Argh Matey! Zerrick is 1 yr. old now

...Let's have a Pirate Party to celebrate!

Zac had found this fun pirate toy set that we decided to give to Zerrick (even though we knew the older kids would play with it more). I decided to go with the pirate theme to match the toy set. I also saw the neatest cake at Fred Meyer that totally matched the theme as well. Since I don't like spending $30+ on a store bought cake with frosting I don't like, I decided I would buy the accessory kit and make it myself. It was harder than what I thought, but I think it turned out really cute. Cousins Jaidyn, Kailey& Porter came over for the festivities and a treasure hunt. Grandma B, Cousin Lucy,"Captain" Willie (with parents respectfully) joined us as well.


Zerrick loved the cake! he was goaded on by uncles, cousins and siblings to get really messy - well the picture shows how messy! (I'm talking in the hair and everywhere!)


Kyle had a WEBtastic 6th Birthday! Spiderman Style!

Kyle had 6 friends and 4 siblings come to his party. I made a "web" out of string. The game was that they each got one end of the string and they had to weave and wind through this web to find the end of their string so that they could find a prize. I tied on the end of the string a goodie bag filled with spiderman candy, fruit snacks, balloon and other spiderman party favors. This type of game I remember doing at a party that I had when I was 6 years old. (I didn't realize all the coincidences until the day of the party). We also wrapped up the "out of control" superheros to try to teach them a lesson. The kids were excited to do this but it turned out to be a lot harder than one would expect. The TP kept breaking and they didn't know quite what to do - Breanna & Aubri ended up doing most of it. It was a cute idea anyways. We also played spidey says (like simon says) and also musical webs. I made some circles out of red & blue plastic plates and Kyle helped me draw spider webs on them. We played spiderman music while they walked around the circle. I actually drew a colored game chip out of a bag and the children standing on that colored web got a sticker. They all had fun!! On to the cake...I tried a new frosting idea with Kyle's spiderman cake. I had seen a picture that I thought was cool, so I tried to minic that. I made a couple modifications, but I think it turned out pretty neat. (it wasn't my favorite tasting frosting, but half the kids ate the frosting more than the cake, silly!) I got several spiderman things from the $1.oo store - including the poster. Cool uh?! We were going to play pin the spider on spiderman, but we ran out of time.


10 comments:

Lara said...

Happy Birthday to all the Jensen boys! April is that kind of month for our family!

Travis said...

Bren you should be a party planner with all that your doing! The cakes look really good maybe Fred Myer is hiring.

Alyssa Barlow said...

Great ideas for Sam's party! Thanks!

Devin Barlow said...

Nice job on the cakes! They look really good! Remember my b-day is June 20th...

Van Tress Ohana said...

bren- i guess i had given up on your blog but am pleasantly surpised with all the great posts. I guess we are spoiled to be a part of your life in person, so we're not required to keep up on your blg anyways, right? Your cakes are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love them.

Katy said...

I just wanted to drop a line and say hello! Zac is my Mom's (Susan) cousin! You definitely have a very cute family, and from the looks of it, a family that knows how to party!!

Susan said...

Zac and Brenda! Katy has been blog stalking, and she came up with your blog. If we can't see each other very often it's nice to be able to check out your cute family on a blog! Fun to see you and hope you had a happy birthday all of you, ours are all in February!

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Jolie Rodriguez said...

Hi Zac and Brenda. I have seen your blog a few times and meant to leave a comment, but haven't until now. Not sure if you both rememember me, Jolie (Morris - way back when at CHS). But I remember you both. So fun to take a peak into your life and kids. You look like such a happy family. Your kids are beautiful!

Julie said...

Hey guys! I found your blog after following my sis-in-laws link to Trevor's blog and then saw your family's blog! Come visit mine at julie-jewels4u.blogspot.com This is Julie Hoyer in case you didn't know!