Gone Fishing

Untitled

This kiddo turns four this week. We had to celebrate, so I turned to one of his recent loves to build a theme around: gummy worms. Or, as the little guy calls them, gummy snakes.

I’m not one of those go all out types of pinterest moms, but I wanted the kids to have some fun, hands-on activities.

IMG_3119

Saturday morning found these guys out in the garage, making fishing poles out of leftover wooden dowels from when my husband made our nephew a crib many moons ago. Aren’t they so cute sanding together?

IMG_3130

The fishing was a hit.

IMG_3134

I cut out fish shapes, added stick on magnets to the fish mouths, and the fishing poles were equipped with washers on the end.

IMG_3137

There were also blue balloons in the pool for water, but of course, those immediately blew away and popped as soon as we got outside. Oh. Well. They liked it.

IMG_3142

I have beautiful friends, no?

IMG_3139

The baby just got passed around like a party favor, and she loved it.

IMG_3144

IMG_3190

Next, we had “fishing for treasure” a.k.a. digging through spaghetti noodles to locate trinkets hidden therein.

IMG_3150

This was a surprise hit with the kids.

IMG_3149

(Not sure WHAT was happening here, but it was too funny not to include.)

IMG_3151

I oiled the noodles so they’d slide past each other and not stick, and now I’m left with the party souvenir of sweet, oily hand prints all over my backdoor. Live and learn.

IMG_3152

And for our last act: la piñata.

IMG_3154

IMG_3160

IMG_3167

This guy took multiple swings from everybody in order to give up it’s candy. But at least a good time was had by all.

IMG_3178

IMG_3181

These four kids were all born within four months of each other, and we’ve had fun watching them grow up together.

IMG_3184

At least, it was time to head inside for the goodies.

IMG_3192

We had goldfish, fishing rods, jelly fish sandwiches and bologna fish sandwiches.

IMG_3197

IMG_3199

Of course there was cake.

IMG_3201

Dark chocolate, vanilla bean butter cream six-layer cake with gummy worms.

IMG_3208

Making the cake is my favorite part of the whole process.

IMG_3210

And how annoyed am I that I didn’t ask them to turn the cake around for the photo? Oh well.

IMG_3217

It was almost more frosting than cake… just how I like it.

And this guy, is four!

IMG_3225

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Gone Fishing

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s