January and February are rampant with birthdays in our clan. After just finding enough places to shove the toys from Christmas, I always grin and bear it when more plastic is unwrapped in the months following. Such is life in three-boy suburban bliss.
Tyler and Preston's birthdays were especially fun this year.
Ty chose to have a mad scientist party-- complete with a working volcano cake created by the ever-talented Aunt Hilary (more about her later).
The scientist was funny and smart and knew just the right things to get a room full of
seven-year olds giggling.
And it's hard to beat melting a mannequin head with acetone as a party game for boys.
Preston's party was all about pirates. We loaded up 15 kiddos and hauled them all down to the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum to run amuck.
It went surprisingly well. But I guess when you not only give permission, but encourage five year olds to swing swords and shout like a pirate, things usually go your way.
And of course, there was another fabulous Aunt Hilary creation to devour.
Birthdays really are the BEST.
**More on Aunt Hilary and her yummy, yummy cakes (they actually taste as amazing as they look--made from scratch with the best of everything you always talk yourself out of buying): She just opened up a baked creation business called ICED~so you can get fabulous cakes now too! Contact her through Facebook or via email: iheartcupcakeSLC@gmail.com and let the party begin!**