Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wendell's First Birthday Party At Home

We had our first "kid's" birthday party at our house today. I invited moms and kids over for a food and fun. The first activity was to make our own birthday hats, the kids colored on some construction paper and then we made little hats out of them. The second activity on the agenda was playing with homemade play dough. The recipe is pretty easy to make and turned out well. Here's the recipe if anyone's interested:
2 cups baking soda
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup cornstarch
Mix with a fork until smooth. Boil over medium heat until thick. Spoon onto plate or wax paper.
And our third activity was actually just watching a short video of the Veggie Tales. Then we ate homemade pizza, had some quick cupcakes and ice cream before everyone had to leave for naps. I think Wendell's highlights were drinking out of two cups, one in each hand, taking turns between the two. Then playing with the balloons and of course just having his friends here. Surprisingly, he wouldn't eat the cupcake or ice cream.. I guess next time I'll just make him chocolate chip cookies since I know he likes them. Thanks everyone who made it and prayers to those who stayed home sick. The last picture is of the "cake" I made. It's a caterpillar made with cupcakes and candy. Wendell actually turns 2 on Sunday, so I'm sure we'll have more birthday pictures to come!


Becky Bartlett said...

What a cute caterpillar! Sounds like you guys had a blast... very good activity ideas. I'm sure Boaz would have loved the playdough. i'm sad we had to miss out. Hope you have fun celebrating all weekend!! :) Happy Birthday, Wendell.

Sarah Craft said...

Heather, did I tell you that Kate gives her balloon kisses before bedtime and nap? She is SO attached. Wendell will need more bday parties so Kate can acquire more balloons. Either that or I may have to invest in a helium tank. Thanks for the fun and happy birthday, Wendell.