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.
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?
The fishing was a hit.
I cut out fish shapes, added stick on magnets to the fish mouths, and the fishing poles were equipped with washers on the end.
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.
I have beautiful friends, no?
The baby just got passed around like a party favor, and she loved it.
Next, we had “fishing for treasure” a.k.a. digging through spaghetti noodles to locate trinkets hidden therein.
This was a surprise hit with the kids.
(Not sure WHAT was happening here, but it was too funny not to include.)
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.
And for our last act: la piñata.
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.
These four kids were all born within four months of each other, and we’ve had fun watching them grow up together.
At least, it was time to head inside for the goodies.
We had goldfish, fishing rods, jelly fish sandwiches and bologna fish sandwiches.
Of course there was cake.
Dark chocolate, vanilla bean butter cream six-layer cake with gummy worms.
Making the cake is my favorite part of the whole process.
And how annoyed am I that I didn’t ask them to turn the cake around for the photo? Oh well.
It was almost more frosting than cake… just how I like it.
And this guy, is four!