The Year of the Lego

Landon is 6! He had a great birthday party with his friends. We went to the Iowa City Gym-Nest. The kids loved it. They went crazy in the gym and I didn't have to lift a finger! Landon wanted to invite his whole Kindergarten class but with his church friends and neighborhood friends that was too many kids. So we decided on an all boy party. It turned out great.
Landon made a Lego dune buggy for his Lego cake. He's into Lego's lately so we tried to make a Lego cake. Not the prettiest cake but I did my best. Landon loved it and that's all that matters, I guess.

Thanks to our friends for all the great presents, and for driving all the way to "town"! You guys are the best. Cameron had as much fun as the kids - throwing them into the foam pit and playing dodge ball with them.

Grandma and Grandpa Perigo sent a pakage that all the kids loved opening. Thanks for the V-tech games and Legos. Landon has already set up a galactic battle with his Star Wars Legos.

Sunday was Landon's actual birthday and he wanted brats for dinner. We braved the humidity and took off to Bluestem to roast brats over the fire and make dutch oven peach cobbler for his birthday cake. Despite the nats and humidity it was really fun just being together. We sang camp songs, played in the water, watched the kids climb trees, and tried to steer clear of the smoke that kept blowing in our faces.
Once again Landon got more Legos. I bought him Technic Legos (a snowmobile and jeep)from the Lego Store in Chicago. He's been working on putting them together a little each day. Cameron thinks they're awesome because you put them together and it shows how a real engine, steering shaft, etc. works. The two of them working on the snowmobile together is pretty cute. Landon keeps telling me thanks for his Legos. I'm just glad he's happy with his birthday.
We love you Landon:
*You're always smiling
*Your favorite foods are Brats, bacon sandwiches (BLT's), Macaroni and Cheese (processed much?!)
*Your favorite things to do at school are recess - the sandbox; and reading - you love that you can read chapter books
*You love playing T-Ball and Hockey
*You like watching Scooby Doo
*Your favorite football team is the Cowboys, even though you really don't watch football
*You are always helpful around the house. You unload the dishwasher often. You make your bed and clean your room everyday. You get yourself ready for school in the morning. You are obedient. Your polite and respectful. You LOVE to help Dad with anything. You'll play with Isaac if I ask you to but now that he can grad things away from you you'd rather play out of his reach. You really love riding your bike. You are good at teaching Austin things like his letters and how to play games. You still love to snuggle with me. You are a great kid. Happy Birthday.


510Jen said...

look at you! you are so creative. those cakes are awesome. happy birthday landon. we are sure going to miss you all when you move.

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Landon! I think the cake turned out awesome, and your cookout at blustem sounded so fun!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday, Landon! I think the cake turned out awesome, and your cookout at blustem sounded so fun!

Andrea said...

sorry- my computer is being crazy!

Hillary said...

Great Birthday celebrations! The cake turned out awesome. Joshua had a great time at the party so it must have been a success and what a great family celebration at Bluestem.

Brandy & Boyz said...

Happy Birthday Big guy! Wow, how time flies!
Can't wait to see you!
LOVE the cake, how creative your mom is, and how in the world did she manage that?... it's awesome!
You have the coolest mom!

Steph said...

Happy birthday Land-O! We love you! That is a dang cute cake too, good job Kendra!

Nic@Nite said...

I think your cake is SO cute! Where did you find that mold?- the NL library? Wish we were in town to eat some yummy peach cobbler at blue stem with ya. We will sure miss you guys.

kendra said...

The cake is just a 13 by 11 inch cake cut in thirds to make blocks and then I cut marshmellows in half and frosted them on to make the lego "nubs"

Buttercup said...

How fun! What a happy little boy! Fun post -- Good job Mom, cute cake and cute boy!

Jenny said...

Landon is soo funny at church, he is always talking about eyeballs:) It makes me laugh. I love that lego cake, so creative! Your house looks nice and a bigger house, I am envious:) It's soo nice that Cameron has graduated-yeah

Abbie Anna and Megan said...

I need a boy so I can use all of your cute birthday ideas!

Spencer & Shayla Smith said...

Happy Bday Landon! I hope it was a great one! We miss you guys! I hope you made it safe and sound. It's a good thing we're outta Iowa, they're all floating away!!!