Saturday, May 17, 2008

Maya's 4th Birthday Hoedown!

Today was Maya's birthday party. We all had a great time (I think Cowpoke has been my favorite theme yet!). The ground was a little wet but it was a beautiful day and we played lots of fun cowgirl type games. We played feed the ponies (bean bag toss), practiced our roping skills (Hula Hoop toss to catch a Pony-on-a-stick), read a story about cowpokes, dressed like cow folk (we wore paper bag vests and bandannas), ate scrumptious food cooked over an open flame, and (the hit of the party) raced our stick horses!


The invitations

The Cowgirl

The Anticipation and the Cake that caused it.


Cookie, the cowpokes and the grub

The surprise visitor (a rider happened to be walking on the trail and stopped so the kids could feed him and take pictures with him. we couldn't have planned it better!)

The wrangling'


The Big Race



She is just perfect


What a fun 4th Birthday!

11 comments:

Sarah Harward said...

It looks like it turned out great!! How fun! I think the cake is AMAZING! I like it better than the pink one last year. I wish we could have been there!!

leigh said...

wow - what a fun party! I love the horse cake. It's awesome! (The hats and bandanas remind me of that Elmer reunion - we loved those hats.)

emily a. said...

You guys sure know how to throw a good party!

The Molen's said...

Wish we could have made it. It looks like she had a great time! What a great surprise visit from a horse!

Nicole said...

Looks like a great party! We miss you guys

Peggy and Jeff said...

Wow what a great party and I love the horse cake you really out did yourself Amanda! Oh how I love those birthday parties and how I wish we could have been there... tell Maya we love her and a big horsey hug from Grammy and Poppy!

Jeffrey E said...

I can´t belive it! A guy with a real horse shows up at the party and lets the kids sit on the horse and take pictures. That is better than getting to ride a llama.

Doug and Mallena said...

No wonder Miriam came home so happy. Thanks for inviting her.

Lindsay said...

West Lafayette misses your birthday parties.

Peggy and Jeff said...

Amanda I hope you read this comment because I want to know if you got the beads in time and I also want to know how you changed your format so that you can put a picture in the heading and then lastly how did you multiple image Maya??? So cute I love it! Please answer all of the above questions when you get a second to breath--gracias!

Karen said...

I'll send Alivia up for her 4th B-day. Looks like fun! I love the cake. You are too talented!