Thursday, September 4, 2008

Riley's Third Birthday party

Grandma and Grandpa spent labor day weekend with us to celebrate Riley's birthday at Sequoia Park. The weather wasn't the weatherman said it would be...but otherwise it was a fun time. Even in the summer, you just have to be ready for whatever Humboldt County skies want to give you. Most of all of Riley's good friends were there and he had a blast as this was the first birthday he was really aware of what was going on.

The main attraction: A 3D train cake. The little man is , well, should we say, obssessed, with trains and I couldn't think of a better way to bring delight to his little life than make him his very own birthday cake made in the shape and design of a real train. It was a sight to see.

When it came time to cut it, I wasn't in the least bit sad. Actually I was glad to be done with it. I had been working on it, or staring at it taking up too much of my kitchen counter space for too many days. People took dibs on different parts they wanted....oreos, tootsie rolls, gum drops, etc.

Here are pictures of two of Riley's most favorite people: Rachel and Christian Gent. Ever since he first met them he's had a fond affection for them both. Maybe it's because Christian speaks his "let's get dirty, go exploring, and play with trucks" language and Rachel likes to show him around to everything and pick him up like he's her little brother. I couldn't have picked better friends for him myself.

Here are a few shots of the crowd.

Riley's new toy: A Balance Bike


Sara said...

Wow, Tracy! That cake deserves a prize, what a masterpiece. Sorry we couldn't make it - it kind of turned into a weird day for us. Looks like the big boy had a great time!

Kim said...

Ah man, I wish we could have made it to Riley's party! We were so sick (well, I was so sick, the kids just had colds). Love the cake. Charlie would have flipped over backwards!

April said...

That cake was an amazing creation Tracy! Riley will have that sweet memory for years to come, how cool is that. Thanks for inviting us to the party! Can't wait to have the boys play trains together, (and you and I can sew. :)

BrendaLou said...

Tracy, you are a mom after my own heart! Riley is blessed with a mom who dearly loves him and makes his life special. God's blessing on you all.

Jamie and James said...

Wow!! What an amazing cake!! Good job Tracy. You're a woman of many talents!

the mom~ said...

That is an amazing cake, totally impressed! Glad Riley had a great birthday!