Interstellar Adventures

June 6, 2006

It was a Super Party!

Filed under: Elle & Zed — by InterstellarLass @ 9:22 am

Zed’s party went off well. My mom and sister decorated spectacular cakes (I say cakes, because while everyone else in the family was happy to eat chocolate, my grandfather has to be difficult and has to have a yellow cake), Zed asked for sandwiches, so there was no cooking, and everyone arrived on time!

Zed loved all the decorations, and the Superman cake was a work of art. For reals. The impression of the face didn’t come out of the pan, and so my artist sister had to free-hand in the face based on the photo of the finished cake that came with the pan. Don’t you think it turned out well?

Of course, as soon as we finished opening gifts, all Zed wanted to do was watch his Napoleon Dynamite DVD. Who can blame him really? And the DVD case is really cool because it has Napoleon doing his flippin’ sweet dance on the cover in a hologram.

But, we lured the kids outside for the smashing of the pinata. Zed was super excited, and we’d left it a surprise.

And, what could make a great party even better? The guests didn’t linger as they are want to do. As soon as the kids had picked up their candy, everyone packed up, said their good-byes, and left without any prodding whatsoever. Thing is, in my family, we can only hang out with each other as a group for a finite amount of time. Then it’s time to leave. Thankfully they’re learning that lesson after such a long time.

Nick and I got to clean up and have a bit of a rest before the season finale episodes of The Sopranos and Big Love. You can see that everything in the Sopranos is about to fall apart after it’s seemingly coming together. And the same for Big Love. Except you could see them setting themselves up for the fall. I’m so upset because I love all these characters, and now they’re all in danger.

White Trash Moment of the Weekend: After four hours of yard work Saturday, cutting limbs off my way-overgrown oak tree in the backyard, I showered and took Elle to lunch. When we got back home, I sat on the front porch, in my lawn chair, and watched Elle and Zed play catch. Then I fell asleep in my chair, on my front patio. At least I didn’t have a beer in my hand. Then, for dinner, Zed wanted CiCi’s. How could I refuse him on his birthday? Elle won some lovely teeth from one of the games, and Zed had to get in on the weird action. I’m mother of the year, I tell ya. Letting my kids do this crap in public.

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7 Comments »

  1. That is your white trash moment? I’m sure I could top that. I’m almost positive. The cake looks fantastic, by the way. Your sister is truly talented. If I tried to fix that it would have been disastrous!

    Comment by Jolynn — June 6, 2006 @ 12:04 pm |Reply

  2. Awesome! That cake is amazing!! Truly. I’m really going to be hosed when my son starts wanting character cakes.

    Sounds like a fab day…. and so you slept in a lawn chair!? Sounds good to me!

    Comment by Marie — June 6, 2006 @ 2:06 pm |Reply

  3. Great cake! I’d hate to cut it up. All my kids get is the rectangular chocolate thing.

    Way to let your hillbilly side show! Maybe you need a beat up couch for the front porch?

    Comment by abbynormal — June 6, 2006 @ 2:24 pm |Reply

  4. Wow, that cake is awesome!!

    Shouldn’t that be gangsta Elle?? With the gold toof and all?!?

    I love white trash moments. I fall asleep in my tree swing all the time. I think I snore too.

    Comment by Carnealian — June 6, 2006 @ 4:04 pm |Reply

  5. I just stumbled across your blog & I had to stop when I saw the Superman stuff. My husband is a Superman freak! Our computer room is covered in Superman & he mainly wears Superman shirts. (rolling me eyes) He just celebrated his 30th bday & we had him a Superman cake, but it was nothing compared the that one. That cake is amazing! Tha whole party looks great!

    Comment by ~CRYSTAL~ — June 6, 2006 @ 4:07 pm |Reply

  6. That cake was awesome! I couldn’t help noticing the likeness to Nick. (j/k) lol
    We had a white trash moment this past weekend. I was working in the yard while hub was sitting in a lawn chair drinking a beer.

    like I said, it was only for a moment. (g)

    Comment by Laura — June 6, 2006 @ 8:53 pm |Reply

  7. Oh man, I always wanted a pinata when I was a kid!! You are super mom for that.

    I passed by a house on my trip this weekend and the kids were out playing in the yard their underwear. One boy. One girl. The girl was maybe five or six. But the boy, he was like twelve or something. I mean, come on.

    Comment by Bone — June 7, 2006 @ 11:05 am |Reply


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