24 May 2010

Hooah: a boy celebrates 9.

Welcome to Jake's 9th Birthday Party.
We're so glad you could make it.

The table has been set with all kinds of goodies:

a cake made with love by the birthday boy's momma {that's me},
goodie bags with dog tags, tattoos, and candy,

pudding cups with cookie crumb topping,

candy bars, sour punch sticks, jars full of toy soldiers,

juicy watermelon, kettle corn in paper cones, Tootsie Rolls, caramels,
Army Jeep boxes filled to the brim, and canteens for every soldier.

There's face painting to get camo'd out,

and a super challenging obstacle course made by the new 9-year-old's dad.

Presents galore, too, including the coveted, 'The Clock Without a Face'.  Yippee!

But, what birthday party would be complete without an ecstatic guest of honor.

Jake had a fantastic time at his 'Army' party.
we did it all without guns.
The toy soldiers had guns, but you can't win 'em all, I guess.
Another party, another year...in the bag.
He, seriously, needs to quit growing.
I mean, pretty soon, he'll want to get his drivers' license.
Whatevs to that.
I love you, sweet boy.


  1. Too stinkin' cool!!!! you should seriously be a party planner!!!!! You ROCK!

  2. I have a son and am always at such a loss for cool "boy" birthday themes and ideas. These are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing, I am definately going to show my son these pictures! I especially love the obstacle course and cammo cake!

  3. hmmm...not sure if my comment came through???
    but, I LOVE IT! What a fun party theme! I really like the cake and the pudding cups are my favorite!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness....that cake is amazing ~ camo frosting! You rock. Love the theme, too and his shirt. Your attention to detail is beautiful. ;-) Cheers!

  5. Epic. Camo-freaking-tastic.


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