Wednesday, March 12, 2008

John's Party Pictures

John's 3rd birthday party was on Saturday afternoon at our house. It was for our family members on both sides of the family, who traveled in the pouring rain for 3-4 hours round-trip. In exchange we fed them pizza, chicken, garlic bread with mozzarella cheese, salad, fruit, and of course, birthday cake and ice cream. We had fun and John liked having everyone together in one place. We're looking forward to doing it again next year!

This cake was awesome, not only in appearance but also in taste. The planet cakes were delicious and everything on the board was edible, including the asteroid belt. John wanted to play with it when he saw it. For those of you reading this who are local, if you ever need a cake, I highly recommend Kate Roy; her cakes are beautiful, creative, and delicious, and her prices are good. Her website is:

My sister Jennifer enjoying some lunch.

Here's Johnny with his birthday buddy, my sister Elizabeth, who turned 24 on March 5th. We had a cake for her too, since the family was all together in one place, except for my brother Ben, who couldn't make it. My brother Nathan came all the way down from two states over in the midst of the busy-ness of his senior year at the University of New Hampshire. Thanks Nate, you're awesome!

John's favorite present was his new drum set from Grandma Hogan and the Stewarts. He wasn't interested in opening more presents after he opened that one! I put Peter on present-unwrapping duty with John so that I could sit down and take pictures and relax for a little while.

Singing to the birthday boy.

Cutting the cake. (What is this, a wedding?)

Little drummer boy.
This is a very nice drum set. My brother-in-law, Adam, got it at his music store. We've decided to put it in the playroom instead of John's room, since waking up every day at 6 a.m. to the sound of John pounding on his drums wouldn't be very good.
Playing with his new Lucky Ducks game. (This was the next day.)