Monday, May 4, 2009

Karate Party

The correct pronunciation of that is, "ka-ra-tay par-tay."  Cade thinks that is the funniest thing in the world.  There were enough fun pictures I wanted to make it it's own post.

For Cade's birthday, Tyler was kind enough to do a karate birthday party.  We used to do those about 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Cade.  They were always a lot of fun, so we thought he would really enjoy it.  That, and the fact that the studio can hold a lot more people than our cozy little home.  Tyler did a lot of games with the kids and even did a little tiny mini-lesson so they could learn some kicks and punches.

All lined up for a lesson

Look at that excellent karate stance

They're making tough karate faces in the mirror


At the birthday parties you get to cut your cake with a real ninja sword!  And, yes, that is a cheesecake.  When I asked Cade what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday I said, "Would you like a chocolate cake, or a vanilla one, or maybe one with sprinkles...?"  Silence.  After a few moments he said, "Mom, you forgot to ask me if I wanted a cheesecake."  So I asked him.  That's what he wanted, so that's what he got.  Well, that's what I made for him.  What he got was a cupcake.  He heard all the other kids shouting, "I want a cupcake!" so he decided that's what he wanted, too.  Oh well.  The adults were grateful for the cheesecake.

He also wanted "all the numbers - 1,2,3 and 4" because he is 4.  And, turn that 3 around.  I can't see it.

Opening probably his most treasured birthday present.  How do I know that?  Because this is what he has looked like every day since:

Thank you all for the great presents and great fun!  We're lucky to have so many good friends and family!


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