so much.

Last year I wasn’t quite feeling like myself on the day of Ephraim’s birthday party. I wanted a do-over and that’s exactly what I got! Ephraim has been asking for a “Pump-A-Dump” party for almost an entire year now. And just like last year, he wanted it to be Spiderman themed. Since this wannabe Super Mommy was down and out last year I knew I had to bring my A game this year.

Let it be known that my “A game” includes a fleeting moment of panic  where I mentally flog myself for overestimating my skills in all areas, including cake decorating. But follow that with the discovery that all sins can be covered with sprinkles and it turns out all good. My self esteem is relatively unscathed, lest you were worried.

Ephraim had a ball playing with all his favorite friends from school and the neighborhood.

And while he loved the inflatables, his real joy came from the air hockey table.

We’ve long had a saying about Ephraim in our family that goes, “so much angst in such a little body…”

As his air hockey escapades well prove.

When we headed to the party room to cut the cake and sing to our boy, he was all smiles.

But I couldn’t figure out why the smiles stopped the minute his piece of cake was served. I was afraid we might have a repeat of Sarah’s birthday party on our hands.

But as it turns out, he was really just zoning in on the most important matter at hand to his four year old heart…

the big chair.

As soon as I asked if he wanted to open his presents he scrambled right up and started ripping the packages to smithereens.

So much angst in such a little body.
But so much sweetness too.
KristiNovember 28, 2011 - 8:51 pm

You always make cute cakes! I still remember one of Sarah’s, with a barbie doll! And that present Ephraim is opening is the one AC gave him…I am a horrible wrapper…it LOOKED like non-gender-specific paper until just now. I am glad the contents of the present were 100% boy. LOL! Glad E had a fun party at Pump-a-dump!

heather mayberryNovember 29, 2011 - 7:42 am

awesome cake! looks like he had a blast! i like that big chair, maybe i should have my next birthday there!

JenniferNovember 29, 2011 - 10:30 am

So glad that B-Ro’s party was all that he hoped and dreamed. Good job mom!! 🙂

Gayle ShraderNovember 29, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Amazing pictures! Looks like such a fun party! Have a question for you. Do you use flash in places like this for your pictures? Would love to know! Thanks!!

adminNovember 29, 2011 - 6:51 pm

Gayle, no flash. Just up the ISO and look for the pockets of light!

tara pollard pakostaNovember 30, 2011 - 8:12 pm

time better slow down, because there is NO WAY I can believe this little baby boy of yours is already FOUR 4 4 4?! that is CRAZY!
he’s adorable beyond belief!!! LOVE seeing him grow up!
tara

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