Monday, October 1, 2007

Cereal Pit

Here is what we did for Marin's party yesterday:





This has become a Green Family Tradition, and Joan and Kate were SO excited for Marin to try it out. (They love watching home movies- something about combining vertigo with mind numbing, no plot tv- and have watched their own 1st birthday many times.)


Anyway, it was fun. Of coarse, we had rules. 1) No diving and 2) Please don't pee in our pool.

I thought we could pour in a gallon of milk and have a family breakfast this morning, but David dumped it last night. Party pooper!


Also, here is my very first attempt at a cake. From a distance, it looked great.



And those little frosting bags? With the different fancy tips? They are AWESOME for sucking down the left-over frosting. It goes straight down the gullet- nearly as effective as shooting the sugar straight into your veins.


Just sayin'.


12 comments:

Jess said...

Is it wrong to not make a cake and buy the frosting bags anyway?

And I love the family tradition! Super fun.

Erin said...

I *totally* buy frosting and NO CAKE MIX. And I feel a little self-conscious about it at the check out line. Like, hey! Don't mind me! I have the cake mix at home. Hahaha. When, in fact, I have every intention on just eating the frosting, often on graham crackers but sometimes just one spoonful at a time.

Tessie said...

That cereal pool is AWESOME. I LOVE THAT.

LoriD said...

No peeing in the pool - that's an excellent rule.

The cake looks awesome!

Black Sheeped said...

That is an awesome, awesome tradition. AWESOME. Also, I think your cake looks lovely. And I like to eat canned frosting very much. Big old spoonfuls. Mmm.

Feener said...

was thinking of you yesterday. the cake is beautiful !!! and that is such a funny idea ...a pool with cereal...sooo funny.

Mommy Brain said...

Happy First Birthday, Marin! Too cute.

Mama's Moon said...

Awww! Kiddos in the pool surrounded by cereal!!! Awesome! Think it would work for a two-year old?? Good job on the cake - looks good to me!!!

Happy Birthday, Marin!

Shelly Overlook said...

What a great tradition!!

Glad to see Marin had such a good time on her birthday. I love that our babies are so close in age!!

Lauren said...

Hey! Thanks for the birth advice on my blog...so many things to consider with babies!
Cereal pool looks like some amazing fun...what a great idea! And i love the "no pee" rule...hopefully that wasn't one you had to learn the hard way...

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Fabulous idea!!!

I think your cake is fab, too. I'm going to make cupcakes, I think they'll be easier. I'm all about easy.

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

What a fun idea! I've never heard of that before!
I'm with Jennifer - I like cupcakes more than cake. Much easier.