Here is my brand new 7 year old holding the awesome treats we made for him to take to school. I did brownie cupcakes, then did a squish of frosting on the top. The boys all helped make the candy sea shells. I bought one of those candy molds from Hobby Lobby, although I bet you can find them lots of places. We got the vanilla and the milk chocolate meltable wafer things, and the boys went to town. For most of the shells, they painted the mold with one color, partly a thick coating, partly a thinner coat, and then filled in the rest of the mold with the other color. It gave it sort of a swirly see-through look, and really beautiful. Here’s a closer up view:
I had no idea that these candy mold things were going to be so much fun, and look so amazing. Look at them; can you believe they were 1. made by kids, 2. made by BOYS, and 3. one of them is only 5??????
I think I may have a new addiction. Odd thing though, I didn’t eat any of them. Smelling them and playing with them all that time, I was just sort of over the whole thing. This could turn out to be a good thing.
OK, some more pictures of the birthday boy opening up presents:Funny story here. My sister calls before Christmas to ask what the boys want. She talks to them a little, and Patrick somehow pulls out of his you know what that he wants a green dragon. Um, ok, she asks, where the heck do I get a green dragon? And what kind does he want? has he been reading/watching the Harry Potter stuff? Is it that kind of dragon? Or are we talking about some sort of stuffed animal that he can sleep with? Or a lego one? They have those you know. Christmas came and went, and she never found one. Birthday rolls around, and she calls again, and talks to Patrick again, and he says, ” you know, I thought you were going to get me a green dragon…” Thank you, Guilt-Trip Boy, you’re amazing.
Know what’s amazing though? She found a green dragon. It’s a remote control thing, and it flies, and it’s unbelievable. Wait here a minute, I’m going to see if I can find a link or something…OK, hubby’s right again, you can find anything on the internet. Here’s the green dragon.
Here he is opening up the first Lego car from Russ. He loves these little things.
The second lego car. Russ thought it’d be a good idea to get Patrick 2 of them, to better the odds that he might let Russ play with one of them. Smart boy, huh?
This is David’s present to Patrick. It’s a cool treasure hunt thing. There’s some block of chalk/sand/something that he has to chisel to get to the treasure, and it comes with a book and the tools and I think a pouch to keep your treasure in. The book has all sorts of interesting information in there, pirates, gemstones, gold, treasure maps, even a game to play.
Here’s Patrick opening up his card from my dad. Or, more specificaly, he’s carefully ripping out his name from the front of the envelope. Look at the expression on his face here, and compare it to the one on his face when he sees what’s in the envelope down here:
Interesting, huh? Looks like he had way more fun ripping his name off the envelope than he did discovering the $$ my dad sent him. He’s an odd child.
But it was a fun day. He can’t wait until the party.