Sunday, April 29, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Ralph!!

Thank you all for the suggestions. They were VERY helpful!

My cake skills are not what they used to be, but I'm still a mom who likes to try it on my own. The cake had to be simple to build and decorate. I was ill with a migrane yesterday PLUS my husband and older (i.e. helpful) children were away all day. Also, I had a fundraiser dinner for Grand Staff Ministries to attend last night. Ralph LOVES Yo Gabba Gabba, so I built this cake for him today:

I used four 9 inch round cakes, some 7 and 5 inch card board circles and rectangles covered in foil, black licorice, yellow frosting, and black and white fondant. EASY!! Not professional, but good enough to please my five year old son. And that, my friends, is what counts!

As for the big birthday present: Ralph LOVES cars so the plasma car would have been great. And he LOVES to play outside with his brothers and sisters, so the helicopter teeter totter would have been a fun choice. The sand and water table is going to be put on the back burner for another certain little boy who has a birthday in a few months. Much more about him later. I went in a different direction for his present than I thought I would.

Ralph has occasionally slipped out of the house unnoticed. On those rare occasions, I almost always find him trying to get into the van or across the street sitting on the neighbor's riding lawn mower. He's ALL boy! What do boys like to do? They like to DRIVE!!

After receiving a major case of sticker-shock for a new one at the store, I asked my husband to check Cr@igslist for one of these and guess what? I got a smoking hot deal on this gently used, battery operated Jeep!! This is something I said I would NEVER buy for my children. Haha! What do you think?

Oh...and I just drew the winner of the gift card! It's AMY!! Congrats Amy! Hope this comes in handy. Thank you to all my other readers and lurkers. You make Ralphcrew fun!


Leslie said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet boy! He looks so delighted with his cake and gift! You did a fabulous job on the cake too! Looks like y'all had a great time celebrating!