Friday, April 1, 2011

Rylee's bday and dragon training!

I have received e-mails from two grandpas, both requesting I update my sad looking blog. Here's a good place to start...Ry's 4th bday way back in February. Ry's favorite holiday (Valentines Day...aka Love Day) and her birthday are within a few days of each other, making it the best week of every year.


We did a combined party with Ry's best buddy Blake from Colorado who made the move to EP with us. So sparing Blake from having to have a princess party, we went with a theme from one of Ry's favorite movie, Dragon Training! Thank you TX! Where you can have a February bday outside! We trained our dragons, grilled hot dogs, and opened presents.


I had a brilliant idea to make 10 "hobby" dragons, once again way overestimating my sewing skills. These things took me forever to make. My first attempt Ry guessed was an alligator, and Kev just laughed at the sight of it (thanks for the constructive criticism). The second go they turned out better, but I'll admit I was a tad embarrassed to bust them out at the party. The kids liked them though and my shotty sewing held up until the end of the party at least!


Happy Bday Ry! I couldn't love you more.


Birthday morning. Where once again Ry was spoiled ROTTEN by all her grandmas and grandpas! Thanks!




Let the training (party) begin!





Birthday boy, girl, and little sister with their fierce (and somewhat goofy looking) dragons.









Games included racing dragons and collecting fish for them to eat (the dragons, not the kids).






Toothless the dragon cake by the birthday boys dad. I was VERY impressed.





My somewhat less impressive cookies. Viking helmets and fish...get it? You know, because vikings train dragons, and dragons eat fish. There was no way I was going to try to frost a dragon onto a cookie.



Grandpas, hope that is satisfactory!

11 comments:

Maja said...

What a great party. I loved your dragons! I was just looking back at our AZ pics. What a great trip. I need to get the pictures from you from the zoo and the baseball game, and any other pics you have. Will you burn it on a CD and mail it to us please?

Pilar said...

Rylee is looking so beautiful! I love that dress she is wearing. Happy Birthday.

Annette said...

Grandma Mc is grateful for the blog, too!!!! It was fun to see the finished dragon heads. You did a great job on them! Love the pic of Sophie and Ry - Can hardly wait to give them both a big hug.

James and Tricia Thomas said...

I think your sewing skills are great!!! Looks like a fun party and sooooo warm!

Dad, Mom, and babies said...

ok, so after I read your post, we went and rented the movie. cute. oh and, happy birthday Ry, and we miss you guys.

Christen, Doug and Dillon said...

Kevin is not very sensitive, is he? ;) I thought your dragons turned out great...now I want to see the first attempt!! Cute party and ideas!

Tish said...

Cool party! I love Rylee's birthday outfit.

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Misner Family said...

I am satisfied. I think the theme was so cute. I love the dragons and I was impressed. Happy B Day to Rylee.

mrs. potato head said...

sorry i never got back to you about the hobby dragons. i am soooo busy with life and i just lost it. everything turned out super cute. all that matters is that the kid's loved it - remember you audience - i keep telling myself that. you did a great job - i like how they look like the actual dragons on the movie! you kids are getting so big - and adorable as ever!

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