Last night with my 4 year old!!!! Still can’t believe she’s FIVE now. Where does life even go?!
Peanut was feeling left out and needed in on the action. haha ❤
Soooooo, it’s Abigail. She was set on a bug birthday, but toyed around with what she wanted the cake and focus to be. For a while she was determined to have a stink bug birthday cake, but thankfully she switched that up. Ugh. Finally, she decided to dress up as a Ladybug Girl and have a bug cake with a praying mantis. Whew. The requests I get, I tell ya. Here is your cute little Ladybug Girl! ❤
Alright, here are the cake pics you’ve all been dying to see. Take a few deep breaths and remember this was fairly challenging for me. haha All angles, folks. Get ready.
Check out that praying mantis!
And the Oreo dirt sides with worms.
I considered it a success because the birthday girl approved after all.
Abby Joy had one major birthday request. She wanted to invite “her” (my kids even steal my friends) friend, Callie (pretty sure my kids all actually call her “Cowie”) over for her birthday. She had been dreaming of this for weeks (Abby, not Callie – clarification), so Callie got to come over and we had an extra special “Mama & Callie Time” with both of the big girls!
The fun started with some necklace making. Abby loves flower/nature stuff and creating things with them. She had been drooling over the fake flowers at Wal-mart for practically forever, so I let her and Evie each pick a batch out for the big day. Pretty sure this scene below made one of Abby’s top 10 moments of her entire life.
This is Abby’s contained excitement, yes, I’m loving this face. haha
Finished products! They wore these for days.
After necklaces, we fit in a little bug fun. Create your own bug(s)! Evie went with the blue theme, because she likes the color blue obviously, guys. So, she picked out a blue paper and glued on a blue bug with blue eyes, a blue nose, and blue feet. Yup. She then proceeded to rip it off and reglue it like fifty times until it shredded. #3yearoldlife
Abby worked diligently, perhaps modeling a few ideas from Callie….
Mine was kind of a distracted one this time and didn’t turn out quite like I was hoping. It kinda looked more like a bird than a bug. Bummer. Maybe next time. I did really like my polka dot background though. That kinda spiced it up.
I think Callie won the best job award this time. Her alien bug was pretty cute and that distinguished caterpillar with the black mustache…. I mean, come on.
Abby got some bug finding and observing materials for her bday, which she was 100% thrilled over and immediately put to use. Yes, apparently there were some boxelder bugs and stink bugs still lurking in our house this time of year. Really!!
Birthday banner? Reused from Evie’s, because leaves totally work with a bug theme too and we were in the middle of trying to buy a house and WHO HAS TIME FOR A NEW BIRTHDAY BANNER!?? haha
Oh, also? Totally didn’t get the birthday invites done or mailed out, but here they are in all their glory. At least the internet can enjoy them.
Pretty nifty, eh? In addition to the buggy cake, I made some praying mantis and ladybug cookies. I thought the praying mantis ones looked more like vipers, but Cabz reminded me that praying mantis heads really do like kinda viper-like up close.
And of course we had to have some ants on a log. We also had chili, but that hopefully didn’t have any bugs in it. lol
We got to have a special guest for Abby’s part, Great Grandpa D.!! He happened to be visiting right over party time! We enjoyed getting to show him our house – it was our last chance before moving! We all enjoyed his company. ❤
This is a little blurry, but us with our new 5 year old!!!!! ❤