I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want there to be a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.
~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kaden's Birthday

Kaden turned 9 on May 15. Where oh where does the time go? The best part of his birthday was Father's and Sons campout. It is pretty cool to go camping with your dad for your birthday! He also had a soccer game when he got home, thus the outfit. He saw this scientist cake in a magazine and decided that it is what he wanted for his cake. It is supposed to be a science flask. We got him a pocket knife for his birthday and 20 minutes later he sliced his thumb. Guess it is time for pocket knife safety.

We had a science party for his birthday a week later because of father's and sons. I have to say this was one of the funnest parties I have ever done! 8 and 9 year old boys doing cool science experiments. It does not get any better. This is the cornstarch slime we made. They had so much fun squshing it.
We also launched Alka Seltzer Rockets, which they got a kick out of.

We grilled some burgers for dinner, then for a grand finale, did some coke and mentos.

Here is his cake at the party. On his birthday, we just stuck some cotton candy in the top to look like smoke, but for the party I got the brilliant idea to frost some PVC pipe and then we put dry ice and water into it to make it really smoke. It was a big hit!
All in all it was a fun day, even though it is hard to see my kids get older. Happy Birthday Kaden! We sure do love you!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like such a blast! What a great idea..and perfect for Kaden! And awsome job on the cake! That seriously is the coolest party and theme! I love it! Happy bday to kaden! We were thinking of you! love you and miss you like crazy!