Kaia's 4th Birthday Party

We celebrated Kaia's 4th birthday party on her birthday:  April 1st.  She has been looking forward to it for weeks!  She was thrilled that her grandma and a few friends came to her party. 
I had two games for the kids:  A Treasure Hunt and Save the Penguin.  For the Treasure Hunt, I "hid" gold around the living room and the kids searched for it.  For Save the Penguin, I stranded the poor stuffed penguin on a high shelf and the kids took turns climbing a step ladder to save him.  The kids were all 2-4 years old and they loved saving the penguin!  They liked the Treasure Hunt, but they really liked saving that little bird!
What's a birthday party without cake?  This year it seemed particularly important as Kaia requested a "chocolate cake with flowers and people and grass and a sidewalk."!  She was clearly describing our yard, so I added the house for good measure.  She also said Strawberry Shortcake would be acceptable for the people.  I let her put them on the top.  She loved it!  Yes!  Cake = Success.
Meanwhile, Harry enjoyed a graham cracker.

After the cake, Kaia opened presents.  I was quite entertained by her needing scissors to get into this one! 
Yes, she is one happy four-year old!  We are sure lucky to have her!


The Shepherd family April 5, 2011 at 4:08 PM  

Wow such talent! Great job on the cake!!1 Tell her Happy Birthday for us!!! One of these days we will have to get her and Marian back together! :o) Love your creativity when it comes to the games as well! Save the penguin! Love it!!!!

Jill April 5, 2011 at 5:12 PM  

Isn't it fun coming up with simple games that young ones absolutely love. A little creativity and tah-dum, best game EVUH!!! :) She's beautiful. Happy Birthday Kaia!

Skye April 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM  

Happy Birthday Kaia! :) I love that cake - if you made that, you are truly talented! Looks yummy! :)

Jansen Family April 5, 2011 at 9:43 PM  

Aliesha, I would LOVE to see her and Marian play...I think it would be so fun!

Jill, It really is great how much they love the simple things!

Thanks, Skye! I did make it, though the kiddos helped a lot, lol! I'll admit, there was way too much sugar on that piece of chocolate!


laughwithusblog April 12, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

What a fun party! Your cake looks great.

Rachael April 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM  

Such a cutie! She's so lucky to have you for a Mom. Beautiful cake, hair, and one HAPPY little girl!

Jansen Family April 12, 2011 at 10:32 PM  

Thanks, Esther! It was, as Kaia would say, "Super fun!"

Thanks, Rachael! I think she's pretty awesome too!