Friday, July 3, 2009


Last month, Firecracker hit a new milestone. She got braces! And had them put on 2 days before her 8TH Birthday! M & M Dude and I both had braces and did not expect to have our youngest child to start with braces first and even a little earlier than we started (I had braces put on in 3rd grade). Firecracker actually has the opposite issue (underbite) than us (overbite).


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Hawaiian Luau Birthday

Firecracker decided to have a Hawaiian Luau Birthday Party this year! Thanks to the Internet I was able to find lots of ideas. Her 8Th Birthday party turned out great and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun. To start off the party, we made message in a bottle invitations with sand, shells, and an umbrella. (We just used recycled water bottles).

We had many activities planned for the party! Including a water balloon toss, pinata, limbo and an erupting volcano (this was the boys' favorite).

My favorite part of Firecracker's Birthday was her cake. I had so much fun with the cake. I purchased a Costco cake, scraped off the flowers, made some white and sea-blue colored frosting,added brown sugar to create the sand and blue frosting to create the waves, and added a few things (umbrella, lounge chair, plastic sea animals, palm trees and a hula girl.