Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Quint's 3rd Birthday "Family" Party

We celebrated the quints 3rd birthday with a "small" family party----everyone who helps us out on a regular basis, whom we have grown close to over the past three years. We might not share the same genetics, but I consider these people part of the family :-) (NOTE: All the pictures in this post were taken by my photographer friend, Kristen Duke---she was nice enough to take pictures so I could serve cake and mingle withe the guests--thanks Kristen!!)

The Whole "Family"! (or at least everyone who was in town)

The quints are not big fans of real cake, so I made them their own Rice Krispie Treat cakes with Froot Loops in "their" color. We took turns singing "Happy Birthday" to each of the kids, starting with Kassidy (the oldest) and ending with Ryder (the youngest...by 3 minutes).

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear KASSIDY, Happy Birthday to You!

Make a wish!!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear KAYDENCE, Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear RUSTIN, Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear KYNDALL, Happy Birthday to You!

(This was Kyndall's attempt to blow out the candles...pretty weak!)

Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday dear RYDER, Happy Birthday to You!



Kaydence (she isn't much of a sweets eater)

Rustin---this kid has the best facial expressions!



I made a couple of ice cream cakes for the rest of the guests---a "girl" cake and a "boy" cake with layers in each of the quint's colors.

Cutting the cake---I liked the expressions on the two girls faces---I think they were a little anxious to get their piece!

The "girl" cake---pink, yellow and purple

The "boy" cake--blue and green

Alissa and Kaiya (they look a little happier now that they finally got their piece of cake!)

More party pics:

Kassidy with Norm

Kaydence with Barbara

Rustin (did I mention that he has the best facial expressions???)

Kyndall showing off her dancin' moves


My parents gave the quints this awesome 7-seater airplane teeter-totter for their birthday. Most people would put something like this outside in the backyard, but our house already feels like a jungle gym, so we figured why not put it in the dining room???



Spence Ohana said...

Love their facial expressions as they blew out their candles! And wow what a cool gift from the grandparents!

Stephanie said...

Holy cow..that airplane is amazing!!
Love all the cakes!! you did a great job!!

wonderchris said...

Was not expecting that teeter-totter airplane - REALLY neat!!

Happy 3rd birthday, quints!!

Samantha said...

I absolutely LOVE your kids, all 7 of them, and i would love to meet you guys if you didn't live so far away. My one observation, besides that the party was cute and fun, was that the girl's dresses looked a little too short---nothing a pair of shorts in the summer and jeans in the fall and winter can't fix though. Cute all the same though.

Rachelle said...

Samantha--The dresses actually have matching bloomers that the girls wear underneath, so they are more modest than they look!

The Queen Vee said...

All the pictures are fantastic but I particularly love the group family photo. What a wonderful extended family you've been given.

It looks like the party was a blast for the celebrants and for those celebrating.

Kristen Duke Photography said...

I love Kaiya's pouty lip as she waits for cake. Hadn't noticed that before:)

Teresa Dawn said...

I love how the first individual shot of Kassidy and the first individual shot of Kyndall they have the exact same expression...

Also love the one of Kyndall dancing and Ryder with the remote car...

And wow that teeter-totter is neat!

Samantha said...

Oh I see, were they wearing the bloomers at the party?? If they were I couldn't tell.
I wasn't judging you in any way, shape, or form. I was just merely pointing out an observation.
I have followed you guys since the babies were born, I love watching them grow and develop their individual personalities.

Annemieke said...

Happy birthday Kassidy, Kaydence, Rustin, Kyndall and Ryder!!!

Do you maybe want to share the recipe for those cakes you made?
I would love the recipe because the cakes look soooooo yummy!

Tobi said...

That teeter totter is too cool!

Mandz said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY everyone!! That's just awesome. Well done Rachelle! From another mum of Multiples, it's a hard but very rewarding road!
I LOVE the icecream cakes - you don't feel like sharing the recipe do you?!!