Monday, June 22, 2009

The BIG 5

Kaleb turned 5 on the 16th and had a great birthday. There is something about being half-way to ten that really makes me realize how fast time goes. I can't believe how old Kaleb is.
Kaleb is lucky to have so many people that love him and my aunt and uncle had a dinosaur hunt in our backyard for Kaleb. I think there were 50 eggs to find and lots of dinosaurs. Then we had a bbq with lots of good food. (We almost caught the house on fire from the bbq but the hamburgers still tasted great and nothing burned down.)
I didn't have time to make a cake this year so instead I made Star War's cupcakes. I just put stickers on top of fondant circles I cut out. It was really quick and easy and Kaleb loved it. I made sure to pipe alot of frosting on the cupcakes. I love cream cheese frosting.

Here he is after blowing out his sparkler candles. I wasn't haveing a good picture taking night so most of my pictures came out blurry.
Don't mind my "Happy Holidays" wrapping paper. I didn't have any other kid wrapping paper. Kaleb was excited to get a bike, star wars video game, lots of bionicles, star wars, and dinosaurs. (Oh, and a fish bowl, story to follow...)
Here is Kaleb with his aunt Sherrie.
Making sure the training wheels are on right.
Ashton's sporting new leg casts. (aka Kaleb's sandals)
So Kaleb got a fish bowl for his birthday so Saturday we set out to buy some goldfish. Meet Count Dooku and Darth Vader. (Yes, we really do live, breathe and eat Star Wars) So Sunday morning Darth Vader had turned more of a gray color than the black he started out as and wasn't being his active self. When returning home from church Darth Vader had gone to fish heaven. In order to get your free replacement fish you have to take in the dead fish so Matt took the boys to Walmart (I wasn't keeping a dead fish in my house) and they came back with 2 more fish and a small tank hoping it would be a better environment for them.

So meet our new fish; Darth Vader II and General Grievous. Count Dooku is still going strong. This morning Darth Vader II wouldn't eat anything and he stays behind the filter most of the time. So I'm hoping he's alive when we return home today otherwise I'm not sure I'll be replacing him with a Darth Vader III. Black goldfish must not like us.
Melanie had a great idea from a blog to make double-sided capes. So we spent a couple of days and made them. They turned out really cute especially for the little bit of sewing experience we have. This is Kaleb's cape on the one side is Superman and the other side is batman. He loves wearing it everywhere. Go to THIS blog to find instructions on how to make your own.


Melanie said...

So you start the fish years. Good luck with that. We tend to kill fish more often than not. Although, surprisingly, our current one is still living... sort of. I recommend The Aquarium (900 East, 9000 South) for all of your fish buying needs. The prices are the same and the have a bigger selection.

And that cape looks quite awesome in that picture. I should have you take pictures of my capes and maybe they'll turn out similarly. Just don't look too closely at my impatient sewing.

Amber said...

Great job on the capes, they are super cool! I am sorry to hear about Darth Vader though, it's so sad!

Carl and Steph said...

So sorry to have spaced Kaleb's birthday. No hard feelings right? The cape does look good, very good. Did Kaleb decide for himself what to name the fish?? If so, that's hilarious.