August 2, 2010

Orange Orange Orange

A few months ago, I began asking Gauge what kind of birthday party he wanted for his 3rd birthday. He originally said he wanted a Mickey Party.....then he changed his mind and decided that he wanted an "Orange Party." No character theme....just his favorite color. Orange everything! Mommy aims to please. I went out in our field and cut some Queen Anne's Lace to dye it orange. Didn't really work (even after soaking for 30 hours). I guess it's the thought that counted.

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We had lots of yummy orange food. Carrots & dip. Cheetos (gauge's favorite). BBQ potato chips. Cantaloupe. Cheese & Crackers. Mac & Cheese. Sloppy Joes (not really orange...but yummy). Orange M&M's....And, of course an Orange Cake and Cupcakes, and Cremesicles.

All of our decorations were orange...and even his party guests wore orange!!
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Gauge was in such an ornery mood the day of his party. I'm lucky that I was able to capture this picture of him with his cake before the guests arrived....because once they did....he was a wild man!
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I tried getting pictures of him smiling before he blew out his candles....but as you can see.....he tried his very best to NOT crack a smile.
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Make a wish!


The Orange Cake and Orange Creamsicles were YUMMY!
cake eating Picnik collage
In carrying on with his orneriness....Gauge decided that while opening his presents he would either turn his back to the party guests or hide behind his wrapping paper...therefore, making it difficult for Mommy to get many good pictures. I managed to snap a few.
3rd bday present Picnik collage

He loved his Buzz Lightyear and all the other great toys that he got. The clothes he didn't really care for (like most kids I know)....but Mommy and Daddy appreciated them!

Buzz Lightyear collage
Following all the indoor activities....we headed outside for some games of Cornhole and water fun for the kids.
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I do believe that the Orange Party was a success. Gauge loved it and that's all that matters to this Mama!
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It's hard to believe that my baby is 3!! If you missed year 1 and 2 check them out below:

Gauge's 1st Birthday
Gauge's 2nd Birthday

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