Sunday, April 10, 2011

My little science man

And I have a five year old! I can't believe it. Where has the time gone? Yesterday was Jake's 5th birthday party and we celebrated with a science-themed outer space party. On the menu? Cracking open "moon rocks" aka geodes,  soda/mento rockets and making tri-color ublick. A lot of my ideas (such as the lab coats and goggles were inspired by this post on an awesome blog called, I absolutely loved the science party they featured and decided to go more in the direction of outer space and rocket ships. Nevertheless, check out their party and then check out mine:

Here are the highlights from Jake's party...

goodie bag

using a hammer and chisel to crack open geodes
madelyn exploding a mento rocket

jumping for joy

stamping planets and looking for astronauts

making "pluto paste" aka slime
looking inside the newly - cracked geodes. all the kids were given labcoats (hanes tshirts) and goggles

my finest culinary creation - man on the moon cake (hand-sculpted fondant astronaut and yellow buttercream cake)

goodie bags

moon pies

anticipating the cake

my gorgeous birthday boy - happy birthday little man. mommy loves you.


  1. ...and grandma & grandpa and everybody who meets you. It was a great birthday party and we're so happy we were a part of it. Your mommy did a great job - we love it all!
    Grandma & Grandpa

  2. You are an amazing young woman and Jake and Madelyn are lucky to have such a special mom. Great blog btw.