Preparations started early of course. The night before we frosted lots of cookies and had a big helper on our hands.
Notice the pile?! He was so proud to be "helping."
Daddy was happy to be helping too! :)
The next morning, we had cupcakes and a cake to bake and decorate. My helpers were taste testers too and I believe everything passed the test.
Wondering if he's missing out on anything?
Lucas was a decorating fool!
Even a forced smile for the camera. Check out his beautiful work! Cupcakes anyone?!After a morning of baking, it was party time!
Lucas really wanted a birthday party this year so we decided to head to Boonshoft Children Museum. We had a blast! When you set up a party, you can choose from a handful of different themes like; Animal Exploration, Grossology, Mad Science, Super Hero, Dinosaurs and a few others. We choose Mad Scientist because of hands on experiments and our very own science show.
He also chose a cute and easy cake for Mommy to make! We thought it turned out perfectly!
Science time. Everyone got to make little volcanoes, slime and a lava lamp before watching Ranger's Show.
Axel was entertained by the camera and here's his perspective.
Here's the boy.
Daddy loves a little science too.
Our little scientist!
Eventually, Mommy needed the camera so Daddy brought out the cell phone and a little "Itsy-Bitsy" song time.
The big science show which I have to admit, was REALLY COOL! He talked about different forms of matter and how they reacted.
Even Axel was entertained.
Making poly-foam. Lucas got to mix and watch and wait and was pleasantly surprised when his foam grew and grew. He got to take home an overflowing cup of hard foam. A handmade birthday present from Ranger.
Methane gas bubbles on fire!
Alcohol vapors on fire.
After the big show, it was present time. He looked at me and said, "Mommy, I didn't even ask for these presents and they are the best ever...it's insane...I can't even believe I got these!"
We should have prepared Lucas for the big "make a wish" part of the party. He was not sure what his big wish should be and sat there for a long time contemplating. It was adorable to see.
Finally, we told him that he could make another wish on his real birthday and not to stress out about this one. He finally wished for stickers. Yep, after all that, he said stickers! Too cute.
The cake was delish and Axel made sure to share Mommy's too!
Phew! What a party! Everyone had a great time and on Monday, Lucas will really be 5 years old! I can hardly believe it.
Happy Birthday Big Boy! We love you Lucas. - Love, Mommy, Daddy & Axel